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Early College of Macomb: A Partnership between the Macomb County School Districts, Macomb Community College and the Macomb Intermediate School District!

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1 Early College of Macomb: A Partnership between the Macomb County School Districts, Macomb Community College and the Macomb Intermediate School District! Final Report

2 What is the ECM? The Early College of Macomb –Public, tuition-free –Three-year accelerated program –Grades 11 through 13 –Integrated with high school courses –College campus experience –Daily academic advising –Career-focused

3 Who was eligible? Students entering the 11 th grade in the fall of 2010 who had –registered in Macomb County high schools –been approved by their home high schools –completed the ECM admission process –taken the placement assessment –submitted an ECM application packet

4 Application Packet Was Due: February 26, 2010 Principal/Counselor Recommendation Application, Part A Application, Part B Current transcript Copy of standardized test results Educational Development Plan

5 Admission Testing Wednesday –March 17, 2010 –4:30 – 7:00 p.m. Saturday –March 20, 2010 –9:00 – 11:30 a.m. –Location: Macomb ISD Garfield Clinton Township MI Michigan/Superior Room, north end

6 Sample Schedule Health Career PathwayGrade 11 Semester 1Semester 2Location English 11English 11High School Algebra IIAlgebra IIHigh School SeminarSeminarCollege LunchLunchCollege College ReadinessChemistryCollege EconomicsSociologyCollege Nutrition BiologyMicro-biologyCollege Every student will have a personalized schedule!

7 High School Requirements (Health Career Pathway) Ninth Grade:English 9 Algebra I Biology Spanish I Us. History & Geography Physical Education/ Health Tenth Grade:English 10 Geometry Chemistry Spanish II Civics/Economics Begin ECM Schedule Eleventh Grade:English 11 Algebra II World History & Geography(Third Science at MCC) Twelfth Grade:(ECM Seminar)H.S. Elective (English and Math at MCC) Thirteenth Grade:(ECM Seminar)

8 Macomb Community College (Health Career Pathway) Eleventh Grade: (Fall)SeminarNutrition Biology 1400 (3) College Readiness Class (1- 3) (Winter)SeminarAnatomy 2710 (6) Micro-biology 2730 (4)Choir/Music 1300 (1) Twelfth Grade: (Fall)SeminarFundamentals 1510 (1)English 1210 (3) Philosophy 2100 (3)Psychology 1010 (4) Health Assessment 1520 (1) Med. Surg. A 1710 (1.5) (Winter)SeminarFundamentals II 1610 (1) Pediatrics 2710 (1.5) Mental Health 1810 (1.5) Maternity 2610 (1.5) Med. Surg. B 1720 (1.5) Health Assessment 1620 (1) Clinicals 1630 and 1730 (4.5) Thirteenth Grade: (Fall)SeminarMaternity B and Clinical 2630 (4) Mental Health B and Clinical 1830 (4) Ped (4) Med. Surg ( 1.5) (Winter)SeminarNursing 2810 (1.5)Med. Surg (1.5) Clinical Nursing 2830 (3)Med. Surg (1.5) Clinical 2530 (2.5) PE 1070 (2)

9 Timeline December Brochures sent to all Macomb County tenth graders FebruaryParent/Student Information Nights MarchAdmission Testing AprilNotification of Acceptance or Lottery MayOrientation JulyCollege readiness summer program AugustFirst day at Macomb Community College SeptemberFirst day at home high school

10 April Acceptance letter –Student and parent sign invitation letter, reserving a seat Lottery –50 initial slots for 20 districts, determined by high school population –Random number lottery at home school –Acceptance letter and response to reserve seat –Waitlist

11 Candidates 130 students applied 106 students tested 71 were successful at passing the COMPASS exam 65 students committed. The lottery reduced the number to changed their minds in the first month, with 54 currently enrolled.

12 Summer/Fall 2010 May 3 and 4, 2010 –Open House/Orientation May 17 and 18, 2010 –Scheduling of HS and MCC classes July 21 and 22, 2010 –Orientation/College Readiness Training –Mandatory attendance August 25, 2010 –Begin Macomb CC classes September 7, 2010 –Begin high school classes

13 Fall/Winter high school students Representing 20 school districts 24 at Center Campus, 30 at South Taking over 200 classes, at 3 or 4 hours a class 54 students will earn 750+ hours of college credit this semester!

14 Student Comments about ECM “The ECM is my future. Without it I wouldn’t have been able to get the education I desired and I wouldn’t live the life I want to live” (David, New Haven) “I feel that it is one of the best choices I have made, because ever since I took my first college course over the summer, it has helped me improve my work and study habits, which has also helped me improve for high school”. (Dillon, Chippewa Valley) “I hope to be able to get my veterinary technician’s certificate so I will be able to have a steady career sooner in my life”. (Jessica, East Detroit)

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