The LCEC is a unique opportunity for students to explore and earn an associate’s degree, industry credential, certificate or transferable credit in a CTE Career Pathway while in high school. Students begin blending high school course work with college level coursework in 11th grade, adding additional college courses in 12th grade and complete a full schedule of college coursework in a 13th year. Coursework is a focused program of study which include industry internships and/or work based learning opportunities. Tuition and fees are covered by the local school district and the Livingston Educational Service Agency. Students have support services which enhance their success in earning college credits, credentials and graduating on to employment or further post-secondary education.
The classes are held at local high schools, Lansing Community College- Parker Campus in Howell, Mott Community College-M-Tech facility in Howell, Mott Community College- Main Campus in Flint, Cleary University, and Washtenaw Community College.
A Michigan Early Middle College Association (MEMCA) Certificate recognizes early middle college students who successfully complete a minimum of 15 college credit hours and 100 hours of verified community service, a minimum of 40 hours of work-based learning or a combination of both that equalling a minimum of 70 hours.
Most school districts are allowing students to participate in commencement with upon successful completion of 12th grade. Please check with your local school district counselor.
The diploma date must coincide with the EMC student’s legal graduation date after he/she completed all of the Michigan Merit Curriculum requirements and local district graduation requirements. –Direct quote from the Michigan Department of Education
Yes, provided they are flagged in the MSDS using the EMC participant code (3500) in all data submissions, grades 11 through 13.
Dual enrollment is available to students starting at grade 9. By itself, dual enrollment provides no specific course of study. Traditional dual enrollment opportunities provide students with up to 10 postsecondary courses under the Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act. (PA 160 of 1996) and the Career and Technical Preparation Act (PA 258 of 2000) Participation in an EMC is declared before the student is counted in grade 11. EMC participants follow a specific and deliberately designed course of study that may result in earning 60 transferable credits toward a 4-year degree from a Michigan public or private university, an advanced certificate, an associate degree from a Michigan junior or community college, or a Michigan Early Middle College Association (MEMCA) certificate.
Your local high school counselor will have information or you can contact the Livingston Educational Service Agency at 1425 W. Grand River Ave., Howell, MI 48843 or call 517-540- 6830.