The State University of New York and KnowledgeWorks today launched 11 Early College High School Partnerships across the state. The event was attended by community members and students of the Rochester Early College International High School.
The Smart Scholars Early College High Schools partnership provides high school students with a dynamic opportunity to accelerate their high school courses while earning college credit. This partnership offers the opportunity to make college a reality for students who are at-risk of dropping out of high school and are largely underrepresented in college.
KnowledgeWorks has developed nine Early College High Schools in Ohio since 2003 after KnowledgeWorks partnered with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the state and others to invest $40 million to introduce the model.