Early College welcomes Class of 2019

May. 28, 2014 @ 11:16 AM

Caldwell Early College High School welcomed the Class of 2019 at Tuesday’s New Student Celebration.

Out of a pool of approximately 225 students, 86 were selected for the new class to participate in the five-year program, in which students will graduate with both their high school diploma and their associate’s degree.

Superintendent Steve Stone encouraged them to experience every opportunity the Early College has to offer.

“We want one of the next presidents of the United States to be in this room, or the person who discovers the cure for cancer. You are starting a wonderful adventure. We want to make sure everything you receive at the Early College is the best,” Stone said.

Stone said that part of giving the students the best is the involvement of their parents and making sure that their learning environment continues at home.

“We want you to be a part of your child’s experience,” Stone told the parents.

At the New Student Celebration, students and their families were treated to a free hot dog dinner, a meet-and-greet with graduates from the Class of 2014 and team-building activities. They played games like Cross the Line, which helps students identify with peers and build a foundation for what they will experience during their freshman year.