Smart Transfer Early College High School Program

Schenectady Smart Transfer Early College High School

Student in Smart Scholars Program

The Schenectady Smart Transfer Early College High School (ECHS) Program is a traditional early college model in which students earn 60 college credits or an associate's degree by the time they finish high school. A partnership between the Schenectady City School District (SCSD) and SUNY Schenectady County Community College (SCCC), this highly-selective four-year program welcomes 32 incoming ninth-graders and supports them throughout their high school careers. Once students complete this program, they will have the opportunity to transfer to one of our partner institutions—University at Albany and SUNY Delhi—or transfer their credits to any number of post-secondary institutions.  

The purpose 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
Pam McCall, SCCC Director of College and High School Partnerships (518) 381-1318 or


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