New Program At Hermon HS Bridges Gap Between College And High School 

Some students in Hermon will now have the opportunity to take both high school and college courses, at the same time.Monday, Governor LePage and Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen were in Hermon to talk about the Bridge Year Program.It’s a collaboration between Hermon High School, United Technologies Center, Eastern Maine Community College, and UMaine.It allows for students to take college courses at EMCC and classes at UTC.It’s not only a chance for students to get a jump start on their future, but a way to help cut the cost of college.Students in the program will only have to pay $20 dollars per credit at EMCC, compared to the normal $117.Only 15 students were chosen to take part in the program this year, but those involved hope it expands in years to come.