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HVCC logoHudson Valley Community College announced Thursday it will be offering free college-level courses to high school students this summer. 

The summer session will run July 6 through August 13 and the majority of the College in the High School courses will be offered in a remote or online learning format. Several courses will also be taught in person at Troy Middle School.

Courses range from English Composition, Precalculus and Sociology to Child Development, Introduction to Criminal Law and Principles of Marketing.

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Tuition and fees will be completely funded through a HVCC scholarship, and textbooks will be provided at no cost.

“During such a challenging year for all students, we want to do everything in our power to make our summer College in the High School courses even more accessible,” said HVCC President Roger Ramsammy. “By offering a full scholarship on tuition and providing open educational resources or free textbooks, we are doing just that. Plus, college academic enrichment courses offered at no cost will help prepare our students for advanced study. This is an incredible opportunity for students to get a jump start on their college career while still in high school.”

Successful students will be able to apply the credit they earn at Hudson Valley Community College and hundreds of other colleges and universities once they graduate from high school. 

“This is a great opportunity for our students to experience the rigor of a college course and gain credits at no cost,” said Columbia Principal Michael Harkin.


Interested students should contact their school counselor at Columbia to learn more about these summer courses and how they can register. Preference will be given to students entering 11th and 12th grade this coming fall, but younger students may be given consideration upon consultation with their school counselor.

The final day to register is July 8. It is advised, however, that students finalize their registration before the start of classes so that they obtain their login information before the first day.

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Head Start on Math and Writing

Hudson Valley Community College is also offering free online and in person classes for students who want to brush up on their math and writing skills. The Summer Head Start Program schedule is listed below:

Head Start on Math

  • Online:
    • Head Start on Math – Pre-Algebra: June 1 – July 11
    • Head Start on Math – Algebra: July 12 – August 22
  • In Person (2-week program):
    • August 16 – 20 and August 23-26, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Head Start on Writing

  • Online:
    • July 12 – August 22
  • In Person (2-week program):
    • August 16-20 and August 23-26, 9 a.m. – Noon

For more information, please contact Community and Professional Education at or (518) 629-7339.