Early College Academy
The Middletown Township Public School District, in coordination with Brookdale Community College, offers incoming freshmen the opportunity to concurrently earn an Associate of Arts or Science degree, while also meeting the requirements to obtain a New Jersey high school diploma. The Early College Academy is designed to provide students with access to higher education experiences throughout grades 9-12. During the four years in high school, students enroll in advanced placement (AP) courses at Middletown High School North or South, Brookdale courses that concurrently satisfy requirements for their high school diploma, and additional college-level courses in fulfillment of an Associate degree.
The Early College Academy program was designed by a team of administrators and instructors from both MTPS and BCC. Two of the Early College Academy’s primary objectives are to create new pathways for access to rigorous college-level instruction for academically-prepared students and facilitate attainment of an Associate degree to better position high school graduates for timely completion of coursework towards a Bachelor or graduate-level degree. To that end, students take high school and advanced placement classes, along with Brookdale’s Freshman Seminar on the Middletown High School North or South campus during their freshman and sophomore years. During both their junior and senior years, students enroll in four high school classes and four college courses at Brookdale’s Lincroft campus. In addition, an array of academic and student support services will be offered by MTPS and Brookdale Community College staff throughout grades 9-12.