Early College at Haverhill High School

The Early College Program is designed to allow HHS students the opportunity to earn college credits through Northern Essex Community College while completing all requirements for the Haverhill High School diploma.

The courses in the Early College Program pathways are free to Haverhill High School students and offer them the opportunity to enter college with a year or more of college coursework completed, saving both time and money towards earning a 4-year college degree. 

All Early College designated pathway courses will be held at the NECC Haverhill campus.  Students leave for the college campus at 12pm and return by 2:05pm.  This schedule allows for scholars to participate in both the college courses and Haverhill High School afternoon activities such as athletics, clubs, and other events.  Transportation and materials are provided for this program.

The Early College offices are located at Haverhill High School within the Guidance Department. Please reach out with any questions regarding recruitment, admissions, and student & family expectations. Students and families are also encouraged to read the Early College Student Handbook and/or complete an Early College application.


Students currently enrolled in Early College should continue to regularly check their Google Classroom and Remind accounts for important updates.

Early College Resources From NECC

Individuals enrolled in Early College are also NECC students and are eligible for a wide variety of supports, services, and activities. The links below are a sampling of the supportive environment Early College students have the opportunity to utilize.

Early College Promise

Committed to Reducing Barriers to Higher Education

The Early College Promise program is a supported first year transition program that maximizes college credit earning potential at no cost to the student.

It is a one year extension of the Early College partnership between Haverhill High School and Northern Essex Community College expanding the opportunity for students to earn an associate degree or transferable credits to a four-year institution.

Contact: Amanda Wells, Early College Promise Coordinator, RM: 134B (HHS Library)

Support Network

  • 1:1 Meetings with Early College Promise Coordinator 
  • Cohort Workshops that include topics such as academic and student support review, transfer process, career planning
  • Access to all NECC services and resources

Financial Support & Benefits

  • Fall and Spring semester tuition and fees to support the students’ progress towards the completion of a student’s first associates degree within one year after HHS graduation, unless otherwise agreed upon. Additional funding may be available for Summer Session I.
  • Textbooks
  • One laptop computer at the start of the program if needed
  • Ability to follow the Mass Transfer pathway to support the completion of a bachelor’s degree as a Massachusetts state college or university

Early College Staff

Edzaida Alvarez

Early College - Engagement Specialist

978-374-5700 ext. 1174


Matthew Geary

Principal Clerk - Early College


Stacey O’Brien

Early College and Career Counselor



Kristen Sevene

Early College Coordinator

978-374-5700 ext. 1117


Amanda Wells

Early College Promise Coordinator