Bergen Community College has served as a leader in developing and sustaining strong K-12 partnerships to provide opportunities for all students. Through partnerships with 48 school districts, the College strives to accelerate college readiness and completion rates. As a key partner with local industry and businesses, Bergen Community College can facilitate relationships between with K-12 partners to strengthen awareness and create pipelines from high school to college, and from college to career. Explore our K-12 programs below.

Early College

For high achieving students who seek to earn an Associates Degree while still in high school.


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Bergen Experience

For high achieving students who want to take courses on a college campus while still attending high school during the school year or summer.

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Dual Enrollment

For motivated students who wish to take college level courses in their high school with their high school teacher.

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Success 101

A 3-credit college readiness course designed to prepare students for the rigors and expectations of higher education

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Bergen Community College’s K-12 Partnerships

Kids and Teens

Summer Bulldogs,
New Work For Credit,
Credit Recovery,
SAT Prep

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Success Stories

  • 48 local high schools participate in our dual enrollment College-High School Partnership Programs
  • 11 high schools and over 300 students have enrolled in Early College Programs
  • Bergen offers Dual Enrollment classes at 48 local districts with 373 unique courses
  • The first class of Certified Production Technicians graduated last year and were placed into immediate employment.

Student Benefits

  • Get a head start on college and enter the 4 year school close or at junior status
  • Strengthen college applications with college level coursework
  • Save time and money to complete a college degree
  • Explore career options
  • Create a smooth transition to higher education
  • Fulfill high school requirements while simultaneously earning college credit
  • Students can still participate in extracurricular clubs and sports after school


All of our College-High School Partnership Programs take place at any of our three locations including Paramus, Hackensack and Meadowlands or online.

Turning Point

The Turning Point Program is a two-year post-secondary experience for young adults with intellectual disabilities interested in continuing their education. The program utilizes student-centered planning, enhanced academic and peer mentoring support to provide an inclusive college experience. Areas of study include: career skill development and vocational opportunities, academic enrichment, increased ability for self-advocacy and independence. For more information, visit our Turning Point website.

HSE – High School Equivalency for Adults

High School Equivalency (HSE) courses give adults the opportunity to complete their high school degree by preparing for and passing an HSE exam. Beginning with a placement test, students will refresh their foundational skills or they can begin practicing the content areas of the HSE exam. For more information, visit our High School Equivalency for Adults webpage.

Program Contacts

Counselors, teachers and high school administrators interested in learning more about our high school partnerships, please contact