EARLY COLLEGE GLCSEC - Gull Lake Community Schools

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EARLY COLLEGE
Gull Lake Community Schools Early College
(GLCSEC)
COMBINING THE BEST OF
THE HIGH SCHOOL AND
AN EARLY COLLEGE
EXPERIENCE
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 R388.153(1)(b) is
received
 Adheres to current reporting
requirements
 Must complete all state assessments
 5th year E/MC Program is considered
student is considered “off-track” for
graduation
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 5th Year they must take one (1) high school class and five (5)
college classes per semester (30 college credit hours)
 After successful completion of 5th 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.
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 5th year student takes one (1)
high school class and five (5) college classes per semester. (Class is
being worked out)
 After successful completion of 5th year student receives high school
diploma and college credits or certification.
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)
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
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
GLCSEC Contact Info
 The District’s Early/Middle College contact person is:
 Jack Gregory, Director, Non-Traditional Education
 [email protected]

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