Collaborative High School Programs

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