SUNY Cobleskill’s College in High School Program an Integral Part of Hudson City School District’s New Year

Above, Chair of the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Envrionmental Science Mark Cornwell leads Hudson City School District students and faculty on a tour of the College’s cold water fish hatchery. The group visited campus in November 2018,

SUNY Cobleskill’s College in High School (CIHS) program is one of the ways the College extends its resources and expertise to its area communities. The dual enrollment enrichment partnership pairs the College with secondary schools, awarding enrolled students college credit upon CIHS course completion. SUNY Cobleskill delivers its college-level curricula to its partner schools, and students work in the comfort of their regular learning environments. To date, SUNY Cobleskill has offered CIHS courses in more than 30 distinct subjects.

One of SUNY Cobleskill’s CIHS program partners is the Hudson City School District (Hudson High School). Through the CIHS program, the district is offering five new courses this year. In a recent article published by “Hudson Valley 360 – Columbia-Green Media”, HCSD Superintendent Maria Suttmeier outlined her district’s CIHS partnership.

Interim Chair of the Department of Early Childhood and Psychology Elise Weiss shows visiting Hudson City School District students a SUNY Cobleskill Early Childhood classroom at a campus visit in November 2018.

From the article: “‘Through a partnership with SUNY Cobleskill, we’re able to offer five new college credit-bearing courses for a total of 15 additional college credits… This is a tremendous benefit to our students and families. We are looking forward to adding even more course options.’”

While the CIHS Program allows SUNY Cobleskill to enhance learning in and beyond its communities, school districts are taking note of the program’s layered benefits. In addition to accelerating the ability for students to earn college credit, and potentially enter college in advanced standing, the program introduces students to a wider range of academic disciplines. Students gain exposure to the rigor of college-level coursework, and the program often leads to collaborative professional relationships between SUNY Cobleskill faculty members and high school teachers. More information about the College in High School program is available on our website.

More information about the CIHS Program’s relationship with the Hudson City School District is available here