Smart Scholars

Schenectady Smart Scholars Early College High School

Student in Smart Scholars Program

The Schenectady Smart Scholars Early College High School is a partnership between the State University of New York, Schenectady County Community College and the Schenectady City School District with the intent to establish a collaborative learning and teaching environment for a select number of incoming 9th graders.

All partners are committed to facilitating positive, transformational changes which provide for a more successful and wide reaching program for a student population which traditionally underrepresented in college.  These students earn their diplomas as well as college credit during four years of high school.

Student in Smart Scholars Program

The program provides student with the opportunity to take classes at Schenectady High School and on the Schenectady County Community College campus earning transferrable credit and reducing college tuition costs.

The purpose of Smart Scholars is to:

- support students throughout high school

- increase high school graduation rates

- assist students transitioning to college and career

- increase the number of students who complete postsecondary credential/degrees.

Each student enrolled in Smart Scholars has the opportunity to graduate from  high school with a Regents Diploma and successfully transition into college with at least 24 credit hours earned and transferred.


If you have questions, please call Valerie Smith at 518-925-0282 or email  or talk with your guidance counselor.

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