Early/Middle College High School Opportunities
"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 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. An "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 for both the E/MC High School and Program Models.
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.
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