SUNY Canton Seeks to Expand No-Cost ‘College in High School’ Program to All St. Lawrence County Students


SUNY Canton’s new Center for Workforce, Community and Industry Partnerships (WCIP) is looking to expand its “College in High School” program in St. Lawrence County.

College in High School, also referred to as “dual enrollment,” gives 10th-12th graders the opportunity to earn high school and college credit simultaneously through courses taught in their home districts at no cost to students and their families.

High school students participating in a dual enrollment science course.

SUNY Canton has existing agreements with several local schools, and WCIP is looking to expand the model to all St. Lawrence County school districts, as well as St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Career and Technical Education Centers. Students can earn credit toward their high school diploma, as well as credit hours toward a SUNY Canton associate or bachelor’s degree. Completed credits will also will be accepted by any other SUNY institution.

“College in High School saves students time and money while familiarizing them with our academic programs and courses,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “We look forward to partnering with additional schools to offer more St. Lawrence County students a head start on their college degree.”

School administrators, teachers, students and families are encouraged to contact WCIP Executive Director Elizabeth A. Brown at or (315) 386-7504 for more information. Those interested can also visit the Center for Workforce, Community and Industry Partnerships.

About SUNY Canton

As Northern New York's premier college for career-driven bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs, SUNY Canton delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, management, and healthcare fields. It is home to the Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence and Cybersecurity. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. As SUNY's leader in online education, SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 23 online degree programs. The SUNY Canton Kangaroos 15 traditional athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference. SUNY Canton also features varsity esports and cheerleading.