MA Early College Community of Practice

Guiding Principles


Under the Early College Designation put forth by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education (BHE) and Board of Elementary & Secondary Education (BESE), approved designated early college programs in Massachusetts will align with the following guiding principles:

Icon showing balanced scale1. Equitable Access

prioritizing underrepresented students in higher education

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that are well integrated and aligned with college and career

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in both academics and advising

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through workplace and experiential learning experiences

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between high schools and colleges