WHAT IS EARLY COLLEGE?
• Early Start –Students enter a college program while still in the sophomore year of high school.
Early College is a program for Suttons Bay High School students to begin their college study while completing their high school graduation requirements. Beginning in their freshman year, students who are interested in the program are encouraged to take college readiness courses. To be eligible for the program, students must earn qualifying scores on the COMPASS Test and complete an application packet.
This program is designed and delivered through a collaborative partnership with Northwestern Michigan College that provides an accelerated learning opportunity reducing time and expenses of education beyond high school. Students benefit from a curriculum that enables them to earn their high school diploma and attend a 13th year of school after graduation to earn an Associate’s Degree with no cost to them for tuition and fees.
Mature, highly motivated students who are ready for the challenges of college coursework leading to high demand careers are eligible.
Early College students attend high school classes at Suttons Bay schools for the General Studies Certificate and move to the Northwestern Michigan College campus for career-focused classes in the fifth year. Students engage in an exciting curriculum taught by both high school and college instructors that will move them ahead of a traditional schedule.
Students may earn up to the 62 college credits required for their Associate in Science and Arts degree. These credits are transferrable to a four year college program. They have the option to begin work immediately in their chosen field, or continue with their education a year ahead of their peers toward a Bachelor’s degree.
Program participants and parents will benefit from significant savings in college expenses. Students will excel in a challenging academic environment providing the opportunity to be on the fast pace towards their career goals.
For More Information Contact:
Sarah Christensen – Suttons Bay High School Guidance Counselor
Email: email@example.com Phone: 231-271-8693
For more information on how to apply for Early College, please read this DOCUMENT.
For more information on how to prepare for Early College, please read this DOCUMENT.
The COMPASS test (or the ACT) is required for admission into the Early College. For more information on preparation for the COMPASS test, please read this DOCUMENT.
Northwestern Michigan College has many academic programs that award an Associate in Science and Arts degree. To see alist of all of the academic programs, please read this DOCUMENT.
For more information on NMC's Associate in Science and Arts degree, please read this DOCUMENT.
For more information on the what courses our students in the Early College will take by semester, please read this DOCUMENT.