The MetroWest Scholars Early Start (MWSES) program is an open-access early college
program that aims to reach students and families at Framingham, Milford, and Waltham
High Schools, starting in 8th grade, by exposing them to in-demand professional fields and
career pathways, including business, sociology/criminology, STEM (Science, Technology,
Engineering, Mathematics), and education. In 9th grade, students will begin taking
exploratory classes, and hear from professionals in those fields about their work and how they got into their careers. By 10th grade, students will pick a specialized pathway to pursue
and dig deeper into a career track. All along the way, students in the program receive
support and guidance from our program staff, along with student coaches and faculty from
Framingham State University and Mass Bay Community College.
There are no assessments, exams, grade requirements, or MCAS score requirements to
enroll in the program. The only requirement is that each student and one caring adult show
up for the commitment of the program. Each student and their family or caring adult will
receive support throughout the entire journey from 8th grade through High School and into
college. MWSES is open to all students, with intentional recruitment of first generation and
other underserved populations.
Learn more about the MetroWest College Planning Collaborative: https://www.metrowestcpc.org/