UNH Partnership Programs


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Charge into the Future

The Charge into the Future initiative gives West Haven High School graduates the opportunity to receive half-tuition scholarships if they are accepted to and attend UNH as a full-time undergraduate. This program is also in its second year.

The scholarship is renewable for four years. Students are still eligible to receive additional merit-based and need-based scholarships and grants.


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Charging Ahead

The Charging Ahead program, offers WHHS students a chance to take a more rigorous class for free, as well as sample the academic resources and student activities of a college campus. WHHS students who successfully complete the class receive college credit.

Westies take the UNH class while still carrying a full WHHS course load. The program receives new participants twice a year: once for the fall semester and again for the spring semester.

Students must qualify based on grades, and those who are interested in participating must fill out an application, answer short essay questions and receive a teacher recommendation. WHHS notifies all students who are eligible for Charging Ahead and collects applications from those who are interested.

Participants are then chosen from a lottery system and select one course each from a list of introductory classes on topics such as criminal justice, human communications, world history, economics and sociology.

They can drive themselves to the UNH campus after their classes end at WHHS, or take a school bus. 

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UNH Summer programs

Through the district-UNH partnership, WHHS students get the chance to take summer programs at UNH for free.


Key contact for all programs:

WHHS Counselor
Holly Benedetti  

[email protected]

203-937-4360 X7119

203-931-4735 (Fax)