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K-12 Initiatives

At SUNY Schenectady County Community College, we understand that a student’s educational journey starts at an early age. Capturing a student’s interest in lifelong learning is important for their success in K-12 programs and in College. That’s why SUNY Schenectady offers several K-12 initiatives through partnerships with our local school districts – supporting the educational journey from the first day of kindergarten to the day our students cross the stage and accept their college diploma.


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College in the High School

Earn college credits while still in high school. SUNY Schenectady has partnered with more than 25 area schools to offer college credit courses right in your high school. When you complete one of these courses, you will gain both high school and college credits. Start your college career early and enroll now.


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Schenectady High School students embark on a fast paced and rigorous academic track, allowing students to take college level courses while in high school. Students can earn at least a semester and up to two years of transferable college credit leading to college completion. Dual credit courses can give both high school and college credit simultaneously. Three different programs are available, each with different application criteria: Smart Transfer; Smart Scholars; and Smart Tech.


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Liberty Partnerships Program

SUNY Schenectady’s Liberty Partnerships Program (SCCC-LPP) is a drop-out prevention program for at-risk students in grades six-12 who attend Schenectady City schools. Funded by the New York State Department of Education, supports are designed to improve students’ ability to graduate from high school and enter post-secondary education or the workforce.