Early College Program

Welcome to Early College!

Earn college credits while experiencing college life at Lesley University! The Early College Program is a pilot partnership between Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) and Lesley University that allows students to earn college credit while exploring career opportunities through structured pathways. The mission of the Early College Program is to provide students with a positive experience of college while earning college credit free of charge.

After launching a successful pilot program this year with a small group of students, we are pleased to announce that the program will continue next semester. The program with Lesley University allows students enter academic + career pathways, including health sciences, art & design, and human services & social work. Pathways include college-level coursework on Lesley University's campus taught by college professors. Each pathway also has a career focus and has a key employer partner that allows you to build connections between college coursework and careers after college. Courses begin fall 2022 and will take place during 1st period.

There are no prerequisites to apply, and the program's focus is on equitable access for students traditionally underserved by higher education including Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) students; students who are first in their family to attend college (first-generation) students on Free and Reduced lunch, and students with disabilities. The program is open to students who will be in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade next year.

Students can express interest by selecting “Lesley Early College” when registering for their courses, speaking with their counselor, or contacting the Early College Program office. Students can apply using this application.

Hope to hear from you soon,

Michael O'Shea, M.S.Ed.
Early College Program Coordinator
Cambridge Public Schools
857.327.2912 | [email protected]

More Info

Admitted Students Day
Admitted students day will be held Thursday, June 9 during 1st period in the Fitzgerald Theater at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School (CRLS). We will cover program basics, answer questions, and review paperwork. Your participation is mandatory.

Permission forms (pdf) >>
Please complete the required online paperwork and return these forms by e-mail to [email protected] before June 9. Your and parent’s/guardian’s signature are required in multiple places, so please carefully review. These forms are fillable PDFs, so please download the forms, complete them, and save the file before emailing. If you are in need of translation services or other assistance while completing the paperwork, please text or call 857.327.2912 or e-mail [email protected]. If you are unable to return them electronically, please print and return to the admitted students day on June 9.

Early College Program Handbook
Handbook >>

Lesley Early College Career Exploration 2022

View this video for instructions on how to complete the College Career Exploration, which is a requirement of applying to the program.

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