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Bridgeton SignBRIDGETON, N.J., —Parents and students in the City of Bridgeton will soon have the opportunity to choose a high school program that leads to earning an Associate’s degree by the end of 12th grade!

This prestigious ‘early college high school’ program will be the first of its kind in Cumberland

County and in South Jersey! Bridgeton High School will rank among those schools nationwide, who have built college and career pathways by offering their students college credit opportunities while in high school. Students will have the opportunity to pursue Associate’s degrees in three major areas of study at Cumberland County College:

Bridgeton SignBRIDGETON, N.J., —Parents and students in the City of Bridgeton will soon have the opportunity to choose a high school program that leads to earning an Associate’s degree by the end of 12th grade!

This prestigious ‘early college high school’ program will be the first of its kind in Cumberland

County and in South Jersey! Bridgeton High School will rank among those schools nationwide, who have built college and career pathways by offering their students college credit opportunities while in high school. Students will have the opportunity to pursue Associate’s degrees in three major areas of study at Cumberland County College:


(1) Health Sciences with a focus in Nursing or Biomedical Studies; (2) Computer Sciences with a focus in Information Technology, Network Management, or Cyber Security; and (3) Business with a focus in Business Management or Entrepreneurship.

 “Upon graduation, students of the Carver Early College High School Program of Bridgeton will be immediately marketable and employable,” explained Ms. Penny Britt, Bridgeton High School’s Principal.

On February 7, 2017, the Bridgeton Board of Education approved the establishment of the county’s first ‘early college high school’ program and the planning phase was underway. Dr. Thomasina Jones, Superintendent of Bridgeton Public Schools, began putting the team together that would make this vision a clear reality for the City of Bridgeton. A partnership established with the George Washington Carver Education Foundation (CARVER), consultants for early college designs, led by Dr. Jerome Taylor, Program Manager, paved the way for a pilot program that will open this coming Fall on the campus of Cumberland County College.

“The pilot program at Bridgeton High School will serve 50 students by offering three programs....The college level courses are taught by college qualified instructors, using Cumberland County College’s required textbooks and curriculum. Dual enrollment courses are also available to high school students during the summer. Once a student successfully completes a dual enrollment course, they receive college credit,” reported the Daily Journal, March 3, 2017.

The roll out of the ‘early college high school’ program in Bridgeton will start with a pilot program of fifty 9th grade students in September of 2017, and add fifty students each school year. These students will have the opportunity to receive college credit, tuition free. “Early college programs open the door to higher education for high school students. This approach blends high school and college in a rigorous yet supportive program. This opportunity saves money and shortens the time it takes to complete a high school diploma and the first two years of college,” according to Dr. James Piccone, Cumberland County College’s Vice President of Academic Affairs. Dr. Piccone is a key member of Bridgeton High School’s planning committee, who is working closely with Ms. Penny Britt and Dr. Jerome Taylor to customize the type of ‘early college high school’ program that will serve the parents and students in the City of Bridgeton for generations to come.

Working with CARVER, Bridgeton High School has developed five subcommittees that are seamlessly making sure students not only earn an Associate’s degree, but they also receive the required amount of high school credits to obtain their diplomas by the end of 12th grade. Students in the program will enjoy experiences such as job shadowing leaders in their desired industries, internships, and a plethora of college and career tours!

In future years, the goal is for every student in the City of Bridgeton to one day graduate high school with college credit and on a career pathway to increase marketability and employ-ability.

For more information about the Carver Early College High School Program of Bridgeton, contact Ms. Penny Britt, ECHS District Lead Person, (856) 455-8030 ext. 1202 or Dr. Jerome Taylor, ECHS Program Manager, (609) 501-5125, jerome@mycarver.org. L earn More: www.bridgeton.k12.nj.us; www.cccnj.edu; www.stockton.edu; mycarver.org

District anti-bullying initiative

At Bridgeton High School we take bullying and harassment very seriously. As part of a NJ initiative to stop bullying we have selected Mr. Dan Martinez and Mrs. Boni Kane to serve as our school anti-bullying specialists. Please contact them if you have any concerns about bullying taking place in our school.

Below are links to district policies and information concerning this initiative:

5131 1 Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying

5131 1(Y) Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Complaint, Form

If you have any questions or comments concerning this initiative please contact our school anti-bullying coordinator Dr. Christopher Tavani.

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