"Early/Middle College School" means a stand-alone public high school, a school within a school, a Public School Academy (PSA) or a Shared Educational Entity (SEE) designed to allow a pupil to earn a high school diploma and either an associate's degree, the Michigan Early/Middle College Association (MEMCA) technical certification or up to 60 transferable college credits at the same time.
'Early/Middle College Program' is a five-year high school program designed to allow a pupil to earn a high school diploma and substantial college credit through an additional fifth year of study. A formal agreement with each postsecondary partner is required.
Early/Middle College High Schools can begin as early as 9th or 10th grade. Students attend for five years and follow a specific, five-year program of instruction.
MEMCA is a voluntary organization comprised of educators from K-12 and higher education, state officials and business members throughout the State of Michigan. Please click the link to learn more and for contact information.
- 2015-2016 MEMCA "Upcoming Dates"
- Differences that Make a Difference - Mott Middle College Research Case Study
- 61b/Early Middle College
- New 61(b) Funding Legislation
- Sample MOU for EMCs
- FAQs for Michigan EMCs
- Early/Middle College "2016 High School Application"
- Early/Middle College "2016 Program Application"
- Early/Middle College Presentation on 2/27 @LCC W/MDE & CEPI
- Early Middle College Options Matrix January 2014
- SEE Decision Matrix
- College Readiness Curriculum Rubric
- Pupil Accounting Manual - Early-Middle Colleges
- Pupil Accounting Manual - Dual Enrollment
- Earning College Credit in High School: A Synopsis of Opportunities
- ASCD Article - What Makes a Student College Ready