Collaborative High School Programs

Career Academiy at NHTI

NH Career Academy logoCreating Bright New Hampshire Futures

New Hampshire Career Academy (NHCA) is an innovative, educational program that provides students with a pathway leading to a high school diploma, an associate degree and/or a career credential and a job interview with a New Hampshire employer, over a two-year period at no tuition cost to students and their families.

Students enter the program at the start of their senior year of high school, choosing one of the degree or certificate programs offered, and complete their high school graduation, and associate degree or certificate program requirements two years later, equipped with the knowledge and skills required to be successful in their chosen career.

The goals of the NHCA are to:

  • Set participating students on a postsecondary and career trajectory.
  • Provide students with a high school diploma, and an associate degree and/or a career credential in an approved program, and a job interview with a New Hampshire employer through a collaboration with the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH), all at no cost to the student

Application Process and Frequently Asked Questions

Early College

NHTI's Early College program enables high school level students (including public, private, charter, and homeschool) to take college courses on the NHTI campus in Concord at discounted tuition. These credits potentially may be applied toward a degree at NHTI or other college or university. Early College allows high school students to:

  • experience taking college courses on campus;
  • enroll in courses that are not available in high school;
  • complete highly transferrable courses;
  • explore career options by taking courses in a potential major you may be considering;
  • save time and money towards your degree!

More information may be found here.


eStarr logoeStart is a dual credit program that affords NH high school students the opportunity to take 100% online college courses through the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH), while earning both high school AND college credit simultaneously

  • Earn high school AND college credit for the same online course
  • Access your class anytime/anywhere to fit your busy schedule
  • Learn from highly qualified CCSNH faculty
  • Gain valuable experience with college coursework
  • Transfer credits to many colleges and universities
  • Save money - tuition is only $150 plus the cost of textbook

eStart is a partnership between the Community College System of NH (CCSNH) and the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS). For more information contact: Ed Symes, eStart Program Coordinator, at or (603) 717-5965.

Running Start

Running Start offers high school students the opportunity to take challenging college courses while at high school at a reduced tuition rate. Students who successfully complete college courses through Running Start receive an official transcript from the community college with which their high school is associated. Some examples of courses offered include Psychology, Accounting, Human Biology, Networking, Programming with C++, Physics, Sports Marketing, Introduction to Criminal Justice and Calculus. (Introductory engineering courses are also available through Project Lead the Way.)

Running Start courses will be evaluated for transfer credit using the same guidelines as listed under Transferring to NHTI. Students applying to NHTI who have taken Running Start courses should have an official transcript sent to the NHTI Admissions Office from the Community College associated with the Running Start course(s) taken. They should also respond to the Running Start questions on the NHTI application for admission.

To learn more visit Project Lead the Way / Running Start or contact Mark Bograd at (603) 230-4029 or

Cisco Academies Program

Cisco Academies Program provides high school students with practical networking knowledge and skills in a project-based learning environment. To learn more visit CISCO Networking Academy Programs, or contact Fred Lance, NHTI Information Technology Professor, at (603) 271-6484 x4228 or

For more information:

Mark Bograd
Coordinator of High School Outreach and Advisor to the Early College Program
Farnum Hall
(603) 271-6484 x4029