Bishop Maginn & Maria College Partnership
Maria College has created a pathway for Bishop Maginn High School (Albany, NY) students to receive college credits from courses taught by Maria professors. This new, individualized model, that Bishop Maginn describes as, CLASS (Customized Learning Accelerates Student Success), will provide students with the opportunity to:
- Graduate high school with college credits
- Choose from courses not typically offered at high schools in the region
- Participate in internship programs Note: this is independent of the Maria College experience and a program that exists for all Bishop Maginn students
About Maria College
700 New Scotland Avenue
Founded and sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, the private, co-ed college provides education for healthcare and service. Courses are offered in flexible formats; day, evening, and weekend classes. Academic majors include four and two year degrees and certificates. Many services are offered to support students’ personal, spiritual, and professional success.
“Maria College is excited to welcome the Bishop Maginn participating students into the Maria community. Their immersion into advanced academic material will give them a head start on their college education and will provide them a competitive edge by earning college credits in high school. This experience will enhance their career readiness focus by motivating them to pursue post-secondary education. The shared Catholic faith based missions of our two institutions also lays a rich foundation for students to pursue careers where they can give back and help others in need. Our collaboration is a commitment to empowering students through education and preparing students for meaningful work and life.”
Dr. Thomas J. Gamble, Maria College President
About Bishop Maginn
75 Park Avenue
Administered by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, the 9th grade to 12th grade high school welcomes students from all religious and ethnic backgrounds. College-prep, global learning opportunities in health care, government, and the arts are offered. Small classes allow individual attention to develop a student’s potential.
“This new approach takes learning beyond the walls of the classroom, combining strong academics with real-world experience.”
Christopher Signor, Principal of Bishop Maginn