Early College

All Grade 9-12 Drury students are enrolled in our FREE Early College program!

College financial saving, full academic and interpersonal support, career advancing skills

30 college credits

  • Open Enrollment (no GPA requirement)

  • No cost for textbooks or transportation

  • Open to All 9th - 12th grade students- per choice scheduling

  • Transferable college credit earned upon successful completion of the course

  • Includes full comprehensive support for students: Dedicated counselor just for Early College at both MCLA and Drury

  • All Early College students at Drury who meet admission criteria are accepted to MCLA

  • Students will have an opportunity to earn a MINIMUM of 30 college credits before high school graduation

  • Students designate a pathway for college coursework that is directly connected to labor force needs in Berkshire County

Comprehensive support

Early College at Drury-MCLA takes a holistic approach to each student's education by providing both academic and non-academic services and resources, including but not limited to:

 Provided by the Early College Coordinator on both the Drury  campus, Guidance Counselors, and School Adjustment Counselors

24/7 online tutoring Provided by PAPER Tutoring Services

Mcla Support Center Included but not limited to the Trailblazer Tutor Center, MCLA Writing Lab, Math Drop-in Center, and access to the Freel Library,

4 academic pathways

Health Sciences

The study of health science is a multidisciplinary field that encompasses various aspects of healthcare, including:

• Medicine
• Nursing
• Public Health
• Nutrition and more!

Students explore human health and disease, as well as the development and implementation of strategies to improve health outcomes.


Education is a broad and interdisciplinary field that includes subjects such as:

• Educational Psychology
• Curriculum Development
• Assessment and Evaluation
• Educational Technology

This knowledge can be applied in a variety of settings, including K-12 schools, universities, training programs, and corporate learning and development initiatives.

Computer Sciences

The field of Computer Sciences is constantly evolving and includes areas of studies such as:

• Information Technology
• Business Information Systems
• Software Development
• Bioinformatics

Computer science students will learn how to think critically, solve complex problems, and develop cutting-edge technologies.

Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts includes a range of subjects across the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, and fine arts. It is a versatile field of study that prepares students for a wide range of careers in areas like:

• Law
• Journalism
• Business
• Public Service
• Arts Management

The interdisciplinary nature of liberal arts allows students to explore different subjects, gain news perspectives, and develop a critical understanding of the world around them.

The Early College program provides high school students with an excellent opportunity to begin their college education while in high school. Students in this program are required to select one of four pathways during their sophomore year. Pathways are defined areas of study, including Health Science, Computer Science, Education, and Liberal Arts.

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