Early College High School

    The mission of the Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School is to develop and support pathways to higher education that lead to careers in STEM fields for students through rigorous academic programming and a collaborative approach to learning.  A network of K-12, higher education, business and industry partners has been developed to provide students with the highest level of education and support for entering and succeeding in the clean energy fields. 

    The Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School is an  innovative program that provides high school students with transdisciplinary learning and 21st Century skill sets necessary to make informed decisions as they relate to college and career readiness.  Students have the advantage of being in a fully connected and collaborative learning environment.  Students work at their own pace and leverage 1:1 technology to access individualized academic support, master program expectations, and develop college and career readiness. With support from regional economic leaders, including the Center for Economic Growth (CEG), Saratoga Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) and local Chambers of Commerce, the program connects with hundreds of businesses throughout the region that serve as assets for students and represents a robust fusion of education, business and industry collaborating to train students to become innovators and leaders for the jobs of tomorrow.

    Early college high schools blend high school and college in a rigorous yet supportive program, compressing the time it takes to complete a high school diploma and the first two years of college.  Students in the Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School Program take both high school and college level coursework on a college campus at Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC-SMART campus located in Malta, NY. 

    Early College High School  Mechatronics College Course Work
    College Forum
    College Math
    Business Communications
    Electrical Theory for Renewable Energy
    Cultural Diversity in American Society
    IT Essentials (A+):  PC Hardware and Software
    Intro. to Business Analytics w/Excel
    English Composition
    Electrical Power Systems

    *College coursework is subject to change.

    Early College High School  Business Connections

    Through our business partners, which includes GLOBALFOUNDRIES, students are provided extensive opportunities to interact with business and industry partners. Guest speakers, telepresence systems, and online collaboration tools are used to connect students with industry experts.  In addition, students participate in on-site field experiences guided by mentors, who are employed by the business partners.

    Forecast for Growth in Mechatronics

    The innovative global nanomaterial industry has experienced significant growth over the last five years and is expected to continue its high growth trajectory, surpassing US $6 billion by 2016 with a CAGR of 23% over the next five years. – Research and – Market Trends Forecast 2011-2016

    US Semiconductor market poised for long term growth. The United States has rebounded to become once again one of the largest and fastest growing regions of the world for semiconductor manufacturing. Bureau of labor statistics data indicate that the semiconductor industry has added jobs three times faster then the rest of the US economy. –

    Career Fields in Mechatronics
    Electronics/semiconductor industry
    Materials science, including textiles, polymers, packaging, among others
    Auto and aerospace industries
    Sporting goods
    Medical fields and pharmaceuticals
    Environmental monitoring, control, and remediation
    Food science, including quality control and packaging
    University and federal lab research
    Military and national security
    Energy capture and storage

    Post Graduation High Education Opportunities
    Hudson Valley Community College – Electrical Technology: Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology
    Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering