Middlesex CC receives $ 25,000 for Early College High School Academy


LOWELL – Middlesex Community College received $ 25,000 from the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) to extend the college’s Early College High School Academy to students interested in accounting, statistics and other business-related courses.

The funding will be used to help high school students take college courses in college and save thousands of dollars in tuition, according to a press release from MCC.

“The MSCPA Foundation is an exceptional partner,” said Ellen Grondine, Dean of Partnerships, Academic and Student Affairs at MCC. “They invest in the professional aspirations of students and are ready to become actively involved. Additionally, the foundation is committed to working directly with high schools to provide career-specific lectures, paid internships, and future employment opportunities.

MCC is the first in the state to offer high school students an accounting-focused curriculum. Students interested in participating in the program are eligible to take up to 12 credits and receive funds to cover the cost of the courses, according to Grondine.

MSCPA member Frank Nocella, vice president of finance and chief financial officer of MCC, said that accounting is a thriving industry that offers many opportunities for career development, advancement and employment opportunities. .

Nocella recommends MCC’s Early College High School Academy for students interested in learning more about accounting as a possible career path, as it gives them the opportunity to focus on economics, statistics, and information technology as well. .

“The financial support and commitment of the MSCPA Foundation allows Middlesex to expand and expand its Business Pathway programs,” said Nocella. “MSCPA funding helps these students launch their careers, earn college credit, and complete their degree program before graduating from high school. The college is also able to offer students high economic value and additional opportunities for financial aid, scholarships, internships, guidance, and higher education cost management strategies.

For more information on MCC’s Early College High School Academy and Dual Enrollment programs, visit middlesex.mass.edu/dualenroll.


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