CVTE Linkages

December 2021

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College Access Hires Academic Coordinator for Early College Initiatives.

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Welcome, Michele Almeida, MA, MPA

Michele Almeida joins the College Access team with sixteen years' experience in higher education, which started at Bristol as a Disability Counselor in the Office of Disability Services. Using a holistic, strengths-based approach, Michele has worked with at-risk students and students in crisis to provide support and advising, facilitate connections to appropriate resources, and encourage self-advocacy and self-confidence as students transition from high school to college, navigate their journey through higher education and begin their career. Michele is committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment which respects diversity, equity, and inclusion. Throughout her career, Michele has collaborated with her colleagues in creating fulfilling learning experiences for all learners with a focus on wellness and work/life balance. During her free time, Michele can be found spending time with her loved ones and her two cats Eva and Ellie, immersing herself in a new book and engaging in animal advocacy efforts. Through her role in College Access, Michele will be focused on implementing Early College initiatives, and developing a peer mentoring program. Please join Bristol and the College Access team in welcoming Michele at

Spring CVTE Implementation Meeting Planning

The CVTE Implementation Committee will be resuming "in-person" meetings in the Spring. The following schools volunteered to host our meetings. Please keep in mind that RSVPs will be required for ALL Spring meetings, as the hosting schools will need to plan for the meeting based on participant headcount. Should you have any questions regarding the upcoming meetings, please feel free to contact Nikita at

January: Diman

February: No Meetings

March: Old Colony

April: Greater New Bedford

May: Attleboro

June: Bristol CC

Registration Deadline Information

Priority Registration Deadline: Monday December 20th, 2021

Registration Resumes on January 3rd, 2022

Classes Begin January 24th, 2022

Accuplacer Remote Testing Helpful Hints

Submitted by Kristine Resendes, Director of Assessment & Testing

  • Request an IT staff person add this email address to your school's Whitelist:
  • Suggest students use a personal email when filling out the online form to request an Accuplacer test
  • Suggest students avoid using the school issued Chromebook to take the test due to the Examity app that requires downloading
  • Students must test alone in a distraction free location and not a public space.
  • Examity is the company that is proctoring remote exams. They have a live chat button for tech support. Students also may reach out to for assistance during normal business hours. Please note Examity is available 24/7!
  • Students can access their score report by creating an account @

Dual Enrollment Eligibility Guidelines

  • Currently enrolled in a public secondary school, non-public school, or home school.
  • Must not have earned a high school diploma.
  • Must meet all course prerequisites per the course policies of Bristol Community College.
  • Have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.0 or show potential for academic success.
  • Maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 at Bristol to continue in dual enrollment.
  • Contact your High School Guidance Counselor to participate.
  • Submit a completed Bristol Dual Enrollment Application which includes:
    **Student Application
    Guidance Department Authorization Form
    Copy of most recent Transcript
    Official copy of any applicable testing scores

** Incomplete applications will not be processed. All documents should be legible and submitted to

Spring 2022 Perkins Courses

College Access is happy to announce the offering of Spring Perkins Courses. After receiving feedback from our CVTE Implementation Committee, Bristol will be offering the following courses. Please keep in mind, that all courses are enrolled on a first come and first serve basis, unless otherwise indicated by Associate Director, Carlos Avila.

  1. SPA 101 - 14407 (GNB)
  2. SPA 101 - 14409
  3. ENG 101 - 14405
  4. MTH 152 - 14366
  5. PSY 101 - 14370
  6. SOC 101 - 14369
  7. CSS 101 - 2 Sections for 1st Time Students
  8. BUS 115 - 14449

Bristol Requires Vaccinations

Bristol Community College is extending our special “thank you" program, which began in July, and increasing the incentive to $200 for all students who become fully vaccinated and upload their COVID-19 vaccination cards to the Bristol APP by the new deadline of November 28, 2021." Visit for more information.
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How to Upload COVID 19 Vaccination Card

FAFSA 2022: Now Open!

The FAFSA application window for 2022 opened on October 1st, so seniors interested in applying for financial aid can begin to do so here,

For priority consideration, submit your application by Feb. 1, 2022. Applications are accepted through April 1, 2022, by midnight Central time. Montana.

Upcoming Events

Bristol CVTE Linkages Advisory Board

Wednesday, Jan. 5th 2022 at 1pm

This is an online event.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 996 2795 4846

Passcode: CVTE

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

CVTE Implementation Committee

Wednesday, Jan. 12th 2022 at 11:30am-1pm

251 Stonehaven Road

Fall River, MA

In an effort to appropriately plan for visitors at the school. Kindly R.S.V.P. as soon as possible. Thank you.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.