A new Early College Academy (ECA) program at St. John Vianney High School (SJV) will allow SJV students to take classes toward an associate degree during the first three years at the Holmdel school and complete their degree their senior year by taking classes at Brookdale’s Lincroft campus. Similar to the Poseidon Early College High School (PECHS) program established earlier this year, students at the Saint John Vianney Early College Academy would graduate with both a high school diploma and an associate degree in social science.
As noted in a resolution at the March meeting of the Brookdale Board of Trustees, the college was granted permission to seek approval from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education to offer approximately 65 percent of the program at the St. John Vianney location.
The program is in keeping with the college’s mission to provide open access to quality, affordable education. According to the U.S. Department of Education, earning college credits while in high school reduces the average time it takes to earn a degree and increases the likelihood of graduating.
Approximately 25 to 30 freshmen are expected to be admitted to the program each year.
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Featured photo from left: Steven DiMezza, principal, SJV; Joseph Deroba, president, SJV; Maureen Murphy, president, Brookdale, and Brian Butch, chair of the board of trustees, Brookdale.