High school students in five additional school districts are eligible for a new pilot program expanding dual enrollment at Schoolcraft College.

The program – which began earlier this year with $1.2 million in funding from the state – will now allow for students at several districts to dual enroll at Schoolcraft College at no cost to their local school district while still attending high school. The program first launched earlier this year with Clarenceville Community Schools and will now be also offered through the following school districts:

  • Livonia Public Schools
  • Garden City Public Schools
  • Plymouth-Canton Community Schools
  • Northville Public Schools
  • Novi Community School District

While dual enrollment has been offered for years, this new pilot program changes the funding format: all tuition and fees for the dual-enrolled student are covered by state and federal funding. This keeps funding at the local school district level.

“This program is a victory for everyone involved,” said Dr. Glenn Cerny, president of Schoolcraft College. “It allows our local high school students the ease of dual enrolling and provides our school districts peace of mind in regard to funding.”

The program is a first-of-its-kind offering in the state. Thanks to funding secured by state Sen. Dayna Polehanki after work done by the College to begin the program, the offerings allow Schoolcraft College better flexibility in providing educational services to high school students in various subject areas, including math, English, science and more. This pilot program joins other opportunities for high school students to earn college credit, such as SC Edge, the College’s early middle college program.

Schoolcraft College aims to showcase this new program as a trendsetting model across the state.

“Dual enrollment is a great opportunity for high school students to begin their college experience, while in high school, and complete their high school requirements while they do it.  And most importantly, they do this at no cost to the families,” said Aaron Baughman, Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services, Northville Public Schools. “For some students, dual enrollment is a head start, for others it is a way forward. No matter how you look at it, it is win-win for everyone involved and we encourage parents and students to seriously consider taking at least a few courses at Schoolcraft during their high school years.”

“Having our students dual enroll is a great way for them to get the jumpstart on college and prepare them for the next step in their educational career,” said Amanda Pelukas, Early Middle College Coordinator for Plymouth-Canton Community Schools. “We see plenty of our students take advantage of dual enrolling at Schoolcraft College and this program will help continue to grow this important program without sacrificing the high school experience.”

High school students interested in registering for dual enrollment can begin the process by speaking to their high school counselors. More information on dual enrollment at Schoolcraft College can be found at schoolcraft.edu/admissions/apply-to-sc/high-school-students. 

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About Schoolcraft College

Schoolcraft College is a public community college, offering traditional classes as well as distance learning opportunities at www.schoolcraft.edu. The college enrolls more than 30,000 students each year in both credit programs and personal and professional development courses. The college has over 130 programs leading to a skills certificate, certificate, associate degree, or post-associate certificate, plus a Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary and Dietary Operations Management. Students can take advantage of other bachelor’s programs offered by several university partners onsite or transfer credits to other four-year institutions, saving time and money in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. Learn more at www.schoolcraft.edu.

 

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