What is the Early College Program?
The Early College Program is a partnership between the school districts of the Eastern Upper Peninsula School District and Lake Superior State University. Through this program, students can earn a high school diploma and up to two years of college credit or an associate's degree or a Michigan Early/Middle College Association (MEMCA) technical certificate.
Who is eligible to apply to the Early College Program?
Students must be enrolled in a participating EUP high school in order to apply. Admission to the Early College Program will be based on several factors, some of which include successful completion of a university seminar course, a student essay, PSAT performance and a recommendation from a high school counselor or teacher.
How do students apply?
Students should contact their high school guidance counselor or principal for an application packet.
When does the Early College Program begin?
The first Early College Program cohort will begin in January of 2018. Students must commit to the program no later than the first fall count day of their junior year in high school.
What types of classes will I be taking?
During your junior and senior years, you will take a combination of high school and college classes. During the third year of the program, you will take one high school math or math related course to complete the graduation requirements of the Michigan Merit Curriculum. The remaining courses will be college courses.
Where will classes be held?
Classes will be held at the various high schools and career centers, online and on LSSU's campus.
So when do I actually graduate from high school?
your official high school diploma will be awarded after successfully completing your last math class during the third year of the program.