NORWALK - Gov. Dannel Malloy announced Friday that starting in September, local students who want a career in technology will be able to get some of the advanced training they need from their high school.
The Norwalk Early College Academy will be a six-year program and include both high school and college-level courses. It will also be free.
The program will take place at Norwalk Community College, which is collaborating on the curriculum with the Norwalk Public School System.
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Students who take part in the academy will emerge with both a high school diploma and an associate's degree in applied science.
Gov. Malloy says he's already trying to replicate the six-year science academy concept in other communities.