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.

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

Fall Student Orientation
More details to come regarding a fall student orientation. School year at Lesley University begins September 7, 2022.

Required Forms
You can now submit the six of the required forms online! When selecting the forms to complete, please make sure you complete all six of the ones that start with "Lesley University Early College Program." Please complete these by June 15, 2022.

If you choose to complete paper copies then, you can still do this by downloading them here. Please print complete the required paperwork and return to the Career and College Resource Center (Rm 1501) by June 15, 2022. 

Your and parent’s/guardian’s signatures are required in multiple places, so please carefully review. Your Lesley ID is not needed. 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 Michael O'Shea.

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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