NORTH CENTRAL MA
EARLY COLLEGE ACADEMY
Helping students succeed in college and career
NCMECA is a partnership between Fitchburg State University, Mount Wachusett Community College, Fitchburg High School, Leominster High School, Gardner High School, and Sizer Charter High School.
WHAT WE DO
We provide high school students the opportunity to apply and participate in our Early College Academy, where they take college-level courses through Fitchburg State University and Mount Wachusett Community College. This advanced learning opportunity allows students to earn a minimum of 12 college credits toward an Associate or Bachelor's Degree while balancing the demands of a busy high school schedule.
Save money on your child's education
Your child can take college classes at their high school, FSU, and MWCC
Help your child succeed in both their college education and career
Your child is more likely to enroll and persevere throughout college
THE BENEFITS OF EARLY COLLEGE
You will gain college experience ahead of the traditional curve
You will earn a minimum of 12 free college credits which are transferable
You will receive intensive advising and development of your college and career plan
Early College High Schools have positive impact on graduation rates, post secondary enrollment, and success."
- AMERICAN INSTITUTES OF RESEARCH
Applying, it's as easy as A-B-C
Attend a Parent/Student information session to learn about Early College Academy, activities, career pathways, and other opportunities. Speak with your high school guidance department and your teachers about NCM Early College Academy opportunity and application process.
Begin by selecting your career pathway! We offer a variety of connections to high impact career pathways, such as Business, Education, Fire Science, General Studies, Health Occupations, Information Technology, Manufacturing, and STEM Occupations.
If you need anything, we're here. Contact your high school guidance counselor or a point of contact below with any questions you may have.