NORTH ADAMS -- Twenty-one underclass students at McCann Technical School have qualified to receive college credit from Rochester Institute of Technology and New Hampshire Technical Institute.
To gain credit, students enrolled in the Engineering Design (Grade 9), Principles of Engineering (Grade 10) and the Digital Electronics (Grade 11) courses needed to maintain a "B" course average, as well as achieve a qualifying score on a national engineering final examination.
The students being recognized for this achievement are: Grade 9 -- Haley Carson, Andrew Corsi, Elizabeth Culpepper, Kevin Dowling, Max Filion, Zachary Fletcher, Katelyn Furlon, Laura Heritage, Natalie Howe, Kyle Knox, Zoe Loughman, Joshua McAdoo, Laura Netti, and Sophia Oliveri; Grade 10 -- Brian Dougherty, Claire Gagliardi, Ethan Himes, Christopher Matthew, and Cody O’Dowd, and Grade 11 -- Toby Alves and Tyler O’Neil.
McCann’s pre-engineering program was certified through the Project Lead The Way Pre-Engineering and Engineering Technology Program by a visiting team from the engineering department of Worcester Poly technic Institute.
Students who demonstrate exemplary work in their pre-engineering courses and pass the national examination may apply for transcripted college credit at a variety of national affiliate colleges and universities.