NORTH CENTRAL GRADUATES THREE EARLY COLLEGE COHORTS FROM PETOSKEY, BOYNE CITY AND GAYLORD HIGH SCHOOLS
Last Friday, May 4, 2018, North Central Michigan College graduated seventy-three Early College students from Petoskey, Boyne City and Gaylord High Schools. This is the first time that all three cohorts of the Early College program have completed their programs and gained their credentials.
The Early College began as a pilot program with Petoskey High School in 2013 and is now operating successfully at Petoskey High School, Boyne City High School and Gaylord High School. It is open to their high school sophomores and offers these students free North Central tuition and textbooks for three and one-half years and allows students to receive both their high school diploma and associate degree after their fifth year of high school. Students will complete their course work at their high school and at North Central’s Petoskey campus.
The students are selected for admission into Early College in accordance with North Central and their high school admission requirements. The students will take their Michigan Merit Curriculum-required high school classes and a number of college courses each year and complete their degree and one final high school class during their fifth year. There are now 311 students in the Early College program.
North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement. North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Military-Friendly® and Veteran-Friendly school.
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