Early Middle College

An early middle college (EMC) is a Michigan Department of Education approved five-year program of study. EMCs work closely with postsecondary partners to provide students with an opportunity earn a high school diploma and one or more of the following:  

  • 60 transferable college credits
  • An associate degree
  • A professional certification
  • The Michigan Early Middle College Association (MEMCA) technical certificate
  • 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.

Early Middle College High School: means a stand-alone public high school, where 100% of the pupils are enrolled as EMC pupils.  
Early Middle College Program is a high school program designed to serve less than 100% of the high school population. 
Early Middle College Consortium program is comprised of multiple school districts with one coordinating agency. 


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