- Early College Studies (ECS)- ECS is a new and exciting program offered to ALL SPS 8th grade students. ECS allows SPS students the opportunity to graduate high school and earn an associate degree in Mobile Computing or Software Design in 4-6 years! Through creative scheduling, and dual enrolled courses with NCC, students can earn both college and high school credit through a single course! Each ECS scholar will benefit from after school tutoring, a summer program, mentorship, a tech related internship and a Chromebook to support their studies!
ECS is an application, including an interview, for a yearly cohort of 50 students with more information coming soon about the 2018-2019 application process.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)- Students who wish to enter the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) will complete six 2-year subject courses in addition to the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course, a Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS) project and Extended Essay. Completion of these requirements will take place during the student's junior and senior years but out of zone students may request a transfer to SHS as incoming 9th graders with hopes of being a member of an IBDP cohort. This amazing program will make SHS one of only 7 schools in CT authorized as an IBDP institution! Consideration for the IBDP includes an application, as well as an interview, for a yearly cohort of 50 students with more information coming soon about the 2018-2019 process.
UCONN Early College Experience (ECE)- So let's be clear, ECE is NOT ECS..... UCONN ECE classes are open and available to ANY/ALL 11th and 12th grade students. SHS has over 15 UCONN ECE certified adjunct professors teaching over 16 different UCONN ECE classes ranging from music theory, Spanish and physics! Students who schedule to take and ECE class can do so by talking to their guidance counselor in early spring and completing the UCONN ECE registration. Successful completion of an ECE course results in an actual UCONN transcript (transferable to colleges and universities upon graduation) at a dramatically reduced cost to the student/family.