Berkshire County Goes to College - Sixth Grade College Visits
Each April, sixth graders throughout Berkshire County -- up to 1,300 in total -- visit local college campuses, including Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), Berkshire Community College (BCC), Bard College at Simon's Rock and Williams College. Students engage in a wide variety of exciting projects, from creating a mock television program, to feeding sea anemones, and from visiting dormitories and meeting college students to watching chemistry demonstrations.
Students begin to formulate aspirations about their future at an early age. By exposing them to college life in the sixth grade, we are helping them to understand the steps they need to take if they want to attend college.
The sixth grade college visits are funded through a grant from Berkshire United Way.
6th Grade College Visit Schedule, 2013
Reid Middle School visits BCC, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Farmington River, Lenox, Monument Valley and Richmond will visit Bard College at Simon's Rock, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Herberg and Lee visit MCLA
Undermountain, Hancock, Hoosac Valley and Williamstown visit BCC, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Lanesborough, Sullivan, BART, Clarksburg and Greylock visit MCLA
Nessacus, Brayton and Abbott visit Williams College, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Contact Information: Mary Nash, Project Coordinator, Berkshire Compact for Education, firstname.lastname@example.org
Third Grade College Visits
Each December, third grade students visit MCLA and BCC to
learn about college life. These visits have been very well received by
young students, who are eager to see what is offered on a college
campus. Third graders from Brayton, Greylock and Sullivan Schools in
North Adams will visit MCLA on December 4, 2012, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Third graders from Crosby School in Pittsfield will visit BCC on
December 12, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.