School Year Enrichment Programs

The following local programs are offered to high school students on the college campus during the academic year:

Columbia University Science Honors Program
Offers enrichment courses in science and mathematics on Saturday mornings throughout the school year to 700 students who have been selected from approximately 750 high schools in the metropolitan New York area. The 2020-21 SHP will have openings for 400 new students. Applicants must now be in the 11th, 10th, or 9th grade and should have a strong interest and exceptional ability in science and mathematics
Deadline: February 28, 2020 for 2020-21 School Year

Fairleigh Dickinson University
Saturday Program for High School Students

Montclair State University
Early College Program

Through this pre-college program, rising juniors and seniors earn transferable college credits, experience the rigors and expectations of college-level classes, learn alongside Montclair State University students and engage in courses taught by University professors on campus or online.

New Jersey Institute of Technology
Academy College Courses

Designed for high achieving 11th and 12th graders. Students can earn up to 8 credits by taking small, customized courses. Courses are offered on Saturdays during the academic year, and M-F during the summer.

Pratt Institute
Pre-College Program

Pre-College programs support future artists, designers, and creative thinkers to develop their skills and creative voice. High school students engage in rigorous college-level courses, modeled after Pratt Institute’s undergraduate offerings and taught by Pratt faculty who are committed to sharing their expertise in the fields of art and design. Students enrolled in credit-bearing Pre-College classes receive elective credits accepted at Pratt and most other colleges and universities. Courses during the school year are held on Saturdays on the Manhattan campus.

Raritan Valley Community College
Early Credits Program (not the same as concurrent enrollment)

Students may take classes at RVCC: in person, online, or at a satellite location. Courses are taken alongside college students. Students must have a minimum 3.0 average, and approval of their counselor. It is NOT necessary for students to transfer these credits onto their high school transcript, if the course is not needed for high school graduation or course advancement. If the course is being taken with the intention of advancing courses at HHS or for graduation, students must apply for Option II credit before enrolling in the course.

Rider University
Gifted and Talented Program

Students may enroll in traditional courses at Rider University, for credit.

Rutgers Business School Pre-College Enrichment Program
Rutgers Business School – Pre-College Enrichment Program (PREP) seeks to aggressively recruit underrepresented high performing candidates from various area high schools for the purpose of early exposure to Rutgers Business School, careers in business, college level courses, and campus life. After a careful and comprehensive interview process, up to 20 high school juniors will be selected by committee during the fall for participation during spring semester. All RBS – PREP participants will be enrolled in a spring Management Skills course that will meet Saturday mornings. This class will be open to current RBS students as well.

High school student participants will also be paired with an RBS student - tutor/mentor each Saturday for enrichment sessions. During these sessions the tutor/mentors will review class assignments, notes, and work to help answer any questions participants may have. The enrichment sessions will conclude each week with scheduled guest speakers and/or activities meant to highlight and expose participants to student life at Rutgers, RBS, careers in business, life skills and issues surrounding diversity.

Successful completion of the RBS – PREP program will result in the high school juniors earning 3 academic course credits toward completing their undergraduate degree should they be admitted to RBS.

Washington University in Saint Louis
Early College Scholars

Allows academically advanced high school students to enroll in online or in person courses through University College, the professional and continuing education division of the College of Arts & Sciences. This program is an ideal option for students who: 

  • Have unique academic interests not available through their high school
  • Are looking for courses beyond their high school curriculum
  • Need to enroll in a college course to fulfill a high school requirement
  • Are exploring alternative options to AP courses
  • Want to advance their knowledge in a particular academic area such as writing or foreign language
Students may choose from a variety of courses in humanities, math, sciences, and social sciences. Students may enroll in two undergraduate courses (maximum of 7 units) per semester. Courses available in the Summer, Fall and Spring semesters. For students with a GPA of B or better. If you hope to receive high school credit for the course, remember to complete the Option II paperwork by the deadline.


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