Billerica Memorial High School Early College students define college readiness
Sophomores at Billerica Memorial High School participating in the inaugural year of the Early College High School program met with their teachers and guidance counselors as well as administrators from Billerica Public Schools and Middlesex to talk about what it means to be ready for college. The discussion took place at a brunch honoring the students' perseverance through the first three quarters of the rigorous Early College curriculum. While munching on muffins and fruit salad, they listened intently as Middlesex Provost & Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs Phil Sisson led them in a discussion about the qualities students need to be ready to succeed in college. The students generated a list of skills, knowledge and attitudes similar to the list generated by Middlesex faculty and staff at the PARCC Open Forums held on the Lowell & Bedford campuses in March.
Students talked about the skills, knowledge and behaviors needed for college-level work.
BMHS ECHS students Lauren Coakley, Elizabeth Collins, Brittany Kaiter, Rob Lowe and Eric
Eknaian with Middlesex Provost & Vice President for Academic & Student
Affairs Philip Sisson
Early College High School faculty Michael Goddard, Stacia Bujnowski and Katherine
Billerica Public Schools Superintendent-elect Tim Piwowar,Billerica Memorial High School Principal Kevin Soraghan, Middlesex Dean of Admissions Marilynn Gallagan, Middlesex Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs Philip Sisson
Poster created by BMHS ECHS students London Hedly, Alyson Hagg, Sarah Hamilton, Kelly Gibbs, Summer Whittaker, Sarah Nault and Jake Balkan