Pittsfield: MCLA, BCC aid transition to college


Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and Berkshire Community College, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education and the Berkshire County Regional Employment Board, will offer the first MCLA/BCC Dual Enrollment: Summer 2016 Academy, from July 6 through Aug. 5, to provide an intensive college readiness experience to local, newly graduated high school students.

This pilot program, directed toward newly graduated high school students from Pittsfield and Northern Berkshire County, will include two Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program academic courses, which will prepare them to attend MCLA or BCC this fall.

In addition, each student will work with the BerkshireWorks Career Center's YouthWorks program in Pittsfield or the North Adams YouthWorks program to secure a paid internship position for the summer.

The Summer 2016 Academy will be held at the Conte Federal Building, 78 Center St.. Courses include "Math 102: Mathematics for Liberal Arts" and "English 101: An Introduction to College-Level Composition." Students will earn three college credits for each course.


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