Roosevelt High School Early College Studies

  • Roosevelt High School – Early College Studies (RHS-ECS) was established as a Smart Scholars Early College High School in 2010.


    What is a Smart Scholars Early College High School?

    Through the Smart Scholars Early College High School Program, institutions of higher education (IHEs - consisting of colleges and universities) partner with public school districts to create early college high schools that provide students with the opportunity and preparation to accelerate the completion of their high school studies while earning a minimum of twenty-four but up to sixty transferable college credits at the same time. This program targets students who are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education.

    Students receive additional academic support from the school/college partnerships to ensure they are at grade level and ready to participate in rigorous high school and collegiate courses.  This “dual or concurrent enrollment” program serves to increase high school graduation and college completion rates, while reducing student tuition costs as a result of the compressed time required to earn a college degree.

    At RHS-ECS, 22 college courses are available taught by vetted RHS-ECS staff on campus as dual credit/concurrent enrollment courses.  One college course is offered on The College of Westchester campus for college credit only.  Please refer to the course catalog for a complete course listing and prerequisites.

    During the 2017 – 2018 academic year. 248 students were enrolled in College Link courses earning a total of 1,759 credits.

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    Colleges and Universities:

    • Westchester Community College
    • Mercy College
    • Iona College
    • The College of Westchester
    • SUNY Farmingdale
    • Manhattan College School of Engineering
    • Manhattanville College
    • Universal Technical Institute


    RHS-ECS is aligned with the Early College High School philosophy:

    • Students are prepared for the academic rigor of postsecondary education
    • Technology is infused into every aspect of teaching and learning
    • College campus atmosphere at the high school provides students with a College and Career Cen­ter staffed with an advisor, and a state-of-the-art Library and Media Center
    • Teacher/Student Advisory Program provides ongo­ing academic and developmental supports
    • The entire school supports the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Model
    • The Community Service program inspires volunteerism
    • Extended learning experiences embrace in-depth study and research-based projects



    Student Expectations:

    • 100% attendance
    • Commitment to rigorous college courses
    • Participation in a freshman orientation program, summer transition program, student-led conferences and teacher/student advi­sory meetings
    • Development of portfolios and research-based project used as course exit exhibitions
    • Use of technology for coursework and the Naviance college preparatory system
    • Participation in College Board programs –PSAT to improve college readiness skills in preparation for college-level courses, as well as Accuplacer and SAT tests to assess academic readi­ness for college
    • Community service



  • Download our Course Catalogue to see all our college-link classes and our instructors who teach them.