Brookdale’s Poseidon Early College Program Offers College and High School Credits Simultaneously
The Poseidon Early College program is the first of its kind in the state of New Jersey,
The newest members of the Poseidon Early College High School program tour the Brookdale Community College campus in August. Photo by Brookdale Community College.
offering first-generation college students the opportunity to earn an associate degree by the time they graduate high school. Students take college courses offered by Brookdale faculty at the college’s newly renovated Neptune Higher Education Center , across the street from Neptune Township High School.
“It’s pretty cool,” said Poseidon student Joe Sarambo, of Neptune. “I mean, it’s weird knowing that I’m 14 and I’m in college now, but I’m excited. I know it’s a lot of work, but I don’t mind.” The free program, administered by Brookdale and the Neptune Township School District (NTSD), is funded by an unprecedented $1 million endowment to the college from local education advocates Dr. Robert and Joan Rechnitz.
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