Eleven High Tech seniors who completed a dual-enrollment program were conferred the degree of Associates of Science in Environmental Studies from Hudson County Community College (HCCC) at a commencement ceremony on May 17, 2023 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ.
The degree ceremony marks the culmination of four years of study for six Environmental Science and Sustainability Academy students and five Design and Fabrication Academy, who coupled college-level coursework in their high school classes with after-school courses from HCCC to earn the requisite credits to graduate.
The students who have earned their A.S. degree will now have the potential benefit of finishing college more quickly, thus enabling them to pursue post-graduate studies or enter the workplace sooner.
This is the fourth year of HTHS graduates to complete high school with an Associate’s degree.
The dual-enrollment program is overseen by Dr. Chris Conzen, Executive Director of HCCC’s Secaucus Center, HTHS supervisors Samantha Doria and Greg Simon along with the Environmental Science and Sustainability instructors and the Design and Fabrication instructors.
The 2023 graduates of the dual-enrollment program at HTHS are:
Environmental Science and Sustainability Academy
Design and Fabrication Academy
Violeta Soto Ruel