K-12 Initiatives

At Schenectady County Community College we understand a student’s educational journey starts at an early age. Capturing a student’s interest in life-long learning is important for their success not just in College, but in the K-12 programs as well. That’s why SCCC offers several K-12 initiatives that partners with our local school districts – supporting the educational journey from the first day of kindergarten to the day our students across the stage and accept their college diploma.


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College in the High School

Earn College Credits while still in High School. SCCC has partnered with over 20 area schools to offer college credit courses right in your high school. When you complete one of these courses, you will gain both high school and college credits. Start your college career early and enroll now.


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Liberty Partnership Program

Schenectady County Community College’s Liberty Partnerships Program (SCCC-LPP) is a drop-out prevention program for at-risk students in grades 6th-12th attending Schenectady City schools. Funded by the New York State Department of Education, supports are designed to improve students’ ability to graduate from high school and enter postsecondary education or the workforce.


Schenectady Smart Scholars Early College High School

Schenectady Smart Scholars Early College High School is a partnership between the State University of New York (SUNY), Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) and Schenectady High School (SHS) with the intent to establish a collaborative learning and teaching environment for incoming 9th graders. All partners are committed to facilitating positive, transformational changes which provide for a more successful and wide reaching program for a target student population which is traditionally underrepresented in college.

Schenectady Smart Transfer Early College High School

SUNY Schenectady County Community College (SUNY SCCC) has been awarded a grant for more than $1 million from the New York State Education Department, the first time the College has received such funding, chosen during a competitive process from among colleges throughout New York State.The Smart Transfer Early College High School Program (ST-ECHS) grant will make it possible for Schenectady High School students to earn a SUNY SCCC associate’s degree while still in high school, and then transfer to complete their bachelor’s degree in just two additional years.