Early Middle College
An early middle college (EMC) is a Michigan Department of Education approved five-year program of study. The EMC is designed to allow a pupil to earn a high school diploma and one of the following; 60 transferable college credits, an associate degree, a professional certification, the Michigan Early Middle College Association (MEMCA) technical certificate, or participation in a registered apprenticeship. A professional certification is any certificate or industry recognized credential in which the pupil prepared for by taking course work provided by a Michigan public or private college or university.
An early middle college high school means a stand-alone public high school, where 100% of the pupils are enrolled as EMC pupils. An early middle college program is a high school program designed to serve less than 100% of the high school population. An early middle college consortium program is comprised of multiple school districts with one coordinating agency.
The Tool Kit contains documents that provide Early Middle Colleges with samples, policy, and guidance that will be reviewed at the fall EMC Getting Started Workshop.
PowerPoint of EMC Reporting Requirements and Change in Consortia EMC Reporting
MEMCA is a voluntary organization comprised of educators from K-12 and higher education, state officials and business members throughout the State of Michigan. Please click the link to learn more and for contact information.
- MEMCA Upcoming Dates
- Design Principles, Beliefs and Best Practices in Early Middle College Programs