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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Early Career

For students who have not decided if they want to go straight to work after high school or attend college so they are going to prepare for a career while simultaneously earning college credit.

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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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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 College-High School Partnership Programs
  • 11 high schools and 250 students have enrolled in Early College Programs
  • Bergen offers Dual Enrollment classes at 45 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
  • 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

Locations

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.

Program Contacts

Counselors, teachers and high school administrators interested in learning more about our high school partnerships, please contact collegeinhighschool@bergen.edu