High School Partnership Programs

The University of New Haven has partnered with select West Haven high schools to give students the opportunity to get a jumpstart on their college careers.

Charging Ahead Program (CAP)

Open to West Haven High School & Notre Dame High School – West Haven

The West Haven High School and Notre Dame High School – West Haven partnership program offers motivated juniors and seniors a jumpstart on their college career. Students who are selected for this program will take one college course on the University of New Haven campus with University faculty and staff. Students are awarded a Charging Ahead Program scholarship to cover tuition costs but are required to purchase books and cover lab fees for their respective course.

Students interested in taking part in the Charging Ahead Program must be nominated by their school counselors. Applications and teacher recommendation forms will be reviewed by the University of New Haven Office of Undergraduate Admissions staff. Applicants are required to participate in a one-on-one interview. Students interested in applying to the program must have a minimum high school GPA of a 3.0 and a 1000 SAT/PSAT.

Segue To Education Program (STEP)

Open to Engineering Science University Magnet School (ESUMS)

The Engineering Science University Magnet School (ESUMS) partnership program offers motivated ESUMS sophomores, juniors and seniors a jumpstart on their college career. Students who are selected for this program will take one college course on the University of New Haven campus with University faculty and staff. Students are awarded a Segue To Education Program scholarship to cover tuition costs but are required to purchase books and cover lab fees for their respective course.

ESUMS students interested in taking part in the STEP program must be nominated by their ISSP coordinator. Applications and teacher recommendation forms will be reviewed by the University of New Haven Office of Undergraduate Admissions staff. Applicants are required to participate in a one-on-one interview. Students interested in applying to the program must have a minimum high school GPA of a 3.0 and a 1000 SAT/PSAT.