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College Pathway Programs

Worcester Public Schools (WPS) offers several college pathway programs that give our scholars a head start on higher education.

These programs are a great way for scholars to envision themselves attending a college or university. Several of our programs offer advanced coursework, while others provide college credit while a student is still in high school.

Students who are interested in pursuing these programs should speak with their guidance counselors, a faculty member or administrator at their schools. Click on the tabs below for more information.


  • Advanced Placement and Advanced Placement Capstone

  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

  • Dual Enrollment

  • Early College Worcester

  • Goddard Scholars Academy at Sullivan Middle and South High schools

  • Hanover Academy for the Arts at Burncoat Middle and Burncoat High schools

  • Virtual High School / Online courses


Chris Kursonis

Chris Kursonis

Administrative Director of College and Career Readiness

Dan St. Louis

Dan St. Louis

Director of Early College, AP Coordinator

Carmen Melendez Quintero

Carmen Melendez Quintero

Director of Guidance

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Elizabeth Ward

AVID Liaison