• Northern Highlands Regional High School

    Career & Academic Pathways - Bergen Community College

    High School Partnership Programs


    Through a partnership with Bergen Community College, Northern Highlands students (grades 11 and 12) can earn college credit through the following programs:

    • Early College Program -  High-performing juniors and seniors can earn an Associate Degree (60 credits) while still in high school.
    • Bergen Experience - High-performing junior and senior students can take courses on the BCC campus while still attending high school during the school year or summer.
    • Early Career - This option is designed for students who have not decided if they want to go straight to work after high school or attend college. Students can take coursework to become a Certified Logistics Associate/Certified Logistics Technician; Childhood Development Associate; and Medical Office Assistant. 

    Any online and/or seated college class will be weighted as Honors level. This program offers up to 3 college credits at a reduced Northern Highlands tuition rate.  Any costs incurred as a result of an online and/or seated college course will be the responsibility of the parent/guardian. The Board of Education will not assume any responsibility for any fees associated with this program. 

    There are two applications associated with this program -- a Bergen Community College application and Northern Highlands' Advancement/Enrichment Application. Students who meet the program's criteria should first complete the appropriate Bergen Community College application. Once the appropriate course is determined, students then should complete the NH Advancement/Enrichment application. 

    Prerequisite: Prior administrative approval by the Career & Academic Pathways Coordinator, Department Supervisor, Director of School Counseling, and Principal must be obtained before enrolling in any online and/or seated course.