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COMBINING THE BEST OF THE HIGH SCHOOL AND AN EARLY COLLEGE EXPERIENCE EARLY COLLEGE Gull Lake Community Schools Early College (GLCSEC)

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1 COMBINING THE BEST OF THE HIGH SCHOOL AND AN EARLY COLLEGE EXPERIENCE EARLY COLLEGE Gull Lake Community Schools Early College (GLCSEC)

2 GLCSEC: How the program works Early/Middle College Entity (E/MC Entity) Students are identified as participating by 11 grade Must complete all school-level reporting Must complete all state assessments MDE has exception to count as 5 year cohort “on-track” for graduation Early/Middle College Program (E/MC Program) Waiver of Code R (1)(b) is received Adheres to current reporting requirements Must complete all state assessments 5 th year E/MC Program is considered student is considered “off-track” for graduation

3 GLCSEC: STUDENTS IN E/MC ENTITY Between Freshman and Senior years earn up to 30 college credit hours. (virtual model of delivery, dual enrollment, career technical coursework, or direct credit coursework) During 5 th Year they must take one (1) high school class and five (5) college classes per semester (30 college credit hours) After successful completion of 5 th year will receive High School Diploma along with either an associates degree or up to 60 transferable credits Participating post-secondary institutions: KCC, KVCC, K-College, & WMU.

4 GLCSEC: STUDENTS IN E/MC PROGRAM District has waiver from participating colleges to increase Dual Enroll Limits during high school freshman to senior grade levels. Student does not graduate instead during 5 th year student takes one (1) high school class and five (5) college classes per semester. (Class is being worked out) After successful completion of 5 th year student receives high school diploma and college credits or certification.

5 GLCSEC & Kalamazoo County Early-Middle College Program The Gull Lake Community Schools Early College will enhance The Kalamazoo County Early-Middle College Program (KCE/MCP). Gull Lake Students will be able to participate in either program. The KCE/MCP will focus on Associate Degrees and Certificate Programs with KVCC. While GLCSEC will focus on Associate Degree & transfer to four year schools. Students who do not finish the program will receive a technical certificate awarded by Michigan Early/Middle College Association for their college readiness approved curriculum. (must complete: Michigan Merit Curriculum, minimum of 15 college credit hours with a GPA of 2.0 or higher, and complete either 100 hours of community service or 40 hours of career exploration, internship, job shadowing or clinical experience)

6 GLCSEC Gull Lake’s current instructional programs are tailored to meet the needs of all students and includes a rigorous college-preparation program Gull Lake is a college ready district with an exceptional graduation rate and college attendance rate. Gull Lake offers AP classes that are taken by a significant number of our students Gull Lake sees the Early College program as another route to college preparation and success, enabling more students to attain their educational goals

7 GLCSEC & Counselors A priority with Gull Lake Community Schools is its counseling staff. The intermediate school has one counselor, the middle school has one counselor and the high school has 3 counselors. Our 3 high school counselors will be involved in guiding the students in the Early College Program All students have an Educational Development Plan that is revised annually beginning in grade 7. Guidance counselors will be integral to the alignment of a student’s EDP/ILP and Early College

8 GLCSEC Contact Info The District’s Early/Middle College contact person is:  Jack Gregory, Director, Non-Traditional Education 


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