North Shore Community College Programs

The following North Shore Community College programs have partnerships with Lynn English High School.

STEP – Students Taking Extra Preparation

The STEP program provides an opportunity for high school or home-schooled students to take college courses. Students may choose to do so to finish requirements for a high school diploma or for personal enrichment purposes. STEP students are mainstreamed into the college student population and can avail themselves of NSCC’s many services, including tutoring, advising, counseling, and use of the computer lab. Students wishing to apply credit earned at NSCC to their high school diploma will need to get that approval from the high school. Students must meet prerequisites for all courses. For further information, please contact Enrollment and Student Records at 978-762-4000 or 781-593-6722, or visit

Dual Enrollment

The Dual Enrollment program is for eligible high school and home-schooled students who want to earn both high school and college credits simultaneously by taking courses at NSCC. Courses must meet high school graduation requirements and be approved by the guidance counselor. Students are mainstreamed into the student college population and can avail themselves of NSCC’s many services, including tutoring, advising, counseling, and use of the computer lab. Preference is given to first-generation college students and students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines. The Dual Enrollment program is FREE to selected and eligible students for one class. Students may register for more and pay the expenses out-of-pocket. However, this program is pending State funding in any given semester. For further information, please contact the Dual Enrollment coordinator at 978-762-4051, or visit NSCC Dual Enrollment Application

TRIO Educational Talent Search Program ( Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) )

The Educational Talent Search (ETS) program identifies and assists students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career and financial aid counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to the postsecondary school of their choice. ETS also serves high school dropouts by encouraging them to reenter the educational system and complete their education. Participants receive an assessment to identify needs as well as strengths and a “roadmap” or plan is constructed. The project staff monitors each student’s progress and tailors goals and objectives. As students advance towards high school graduation, the focus is centered on preparing them to apply, enroll and become successful in their postsecondary careers. Specific services provided by the program include:

– Career Advising – career interest assessment; personality tests; career exploration, choice and planning
– Educational Advising – individual education plans; pre-college curriculum information; assistance
with college search and selection
– Financial Aid Advising – information on grants, scholarships and loans; financial aid application
assistance; scholarship search and application assistance; financial aid workshops for families
– Student Activities – one-on-one academic and financial aid advising; SAT prep classes; College
Success Seminars (3-credit college class); tutoring; college visits
– Technology – summer program on podcasting; live on-line presentations by admissions staff of various
four-year college and universities; NSCC email account and linkage to Pipeline; NSCC’s
academic intranet

ETS applicants must be attending, or have recently attended school in Lynn, and must be at least eleven years of age. Applicants must have the potential to succeed in a postsecondary program. Applicants must be United States citizens or have permanent resident status, or be in the process of becoming a permanent resident of the United States. Program guidelines require that two-thirds of all participants meet federal income guidelines and come from first-generation college families (in which parents lack four-year degrees). Applicants must complete an application for participation, and parents must submit income information. For more information, contact 781-477-2114 or visit Kelly Scimone in the Lynn English Guidance Department.

MCAS – Pathways to Success

This program ( NSCC Pathways to Success )offers high school students, who have not passed the MCAS, an opportunity to enroll in a noncredit course at NSCC. The classes will provide intensive and individualized instruction in Math and/or English using skill modules based on developmental education teaching/learning strategies and MCAS standards. Career exploration, advising, academic planning tools, and student success sessions will be incorporated into the classes. For more information, contact the Pathways to Success coordinator at 978-739-5433, or visit

Upward Bound

Upward Bound (UB) is a federal- and state-funded program designed to help low-income and first-generation college-bound high school students prepare for higher education. The program serves an academically, economically and ethnically diverse group of Lynn, MA students. UB provides new academic and cultural challenges and experiences while providing a close and intensive support system of tutoring and counseling. UB consists of two components: the Academic Year program, which takes place after school and on weekends between September and June, and the Summer Component, which is a six-week intensive academic program that includes a residential living experience. An emphasis is placed on building analytical, reading, writing, problem-solving, and social skills during both components. During the academic year, participants attend high school during the day and come to UB after school for tutoring, extracurricular activities, academic counseling, and social time with other UB students in a positive and supportive setting. The summer program is designed to recreate a college living and learning environment, providing a variety of academic classes in the mornings, and tutoring and extracurricular activities in the afternoons and evenings. Students are required to participate in both the academic year and summer components of UB. In addition to tutoring sessions and cultural, social and service events, students attend public-speaking and SAT preparation courses, and complete a Senior Class that covers the college admissions and financial aid application processes. UB’s success is reflected in its graduates, who are accepted and attend colleges and universities across the nation. Although most students start with UB at the end of the eighth grade, older applicants may be accepted. For more information, please call 781-477-2161 or visit the office on the Lynn Campus in Room LE330.