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MMCC partners with Beaverton schools to run Early College Program

Dr. Christine Hammond, MMCC President, and Susan Wooden, BJSHS Superintendent, sign the State of Michigan application for Early College

Dr. Christine Hammond, MMCC President, and Susan Wooden, BJSHS Superintendent, sign the State of Michigan application for Early College

Beaverton Rural Schools has been approved by the State of Michigan to run an Early College Program beginning in the 2015-2016 school year.

By attending a fifth year of high school, Early College students will be able to earn an associates degree through Mid Michigan Community College while they also earn their high school diplomas.

Students will attend high school for a portion of the day, and then Early College students will take college courses at one of MMCC’s campuses or online. Students can pursue a variety of college degrees as part of the program.

“We’re really excited about this opportunity for our students,” said Jeff Budge, Beaverton’s Junior/Senior High School Principal. “We’ve been offering dual enrollment for a number of students at BJSHS for years now, and the Early College program expands that work even further.

“Not only does this program support students as they transition into college, it can provide a real financial relief for families in our area,” Budge added.

Through a combination of state and school funding, students will incur very few, if any, costs to participate in Beaverton’s Early College.

To learn more about Beaverton’s Early College program, contact Daryl Phillips, Beaverton Junior/Senior High School Guidance Counselor, at (989) 246-3323.

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