Middle College National Consortium, in partnership with Jobs For the Future and NCREST, the National Center for Restructuring Schools, Education and Teaching, at Teachers College, has been awarded a US Investing in Innovation Grant to work with Michigan ISDs to transform participating schools to STEM Early Colleges. High School and Intermediate schools will work with district leaders to redesign the schools so that every student has the possibility of earning 12 free college credits that will prepare them for a STEM field of work.

WHO

  • Districts and individual high schools and intermediate schools
  • Local Community and 4 Year Colleges

WHAT

STEM Early Colleges

  • Will design a high school curriculum that ensures that students will be prepared to participate in college classes
  • Use specific college and career readiness strategies to engage all students in at least 4 college classes in high school that will lead to an advanced degree or certificate.

WHY

  • STEM subjects build skills in problem solving, decision making, collaboration and designing applications of knowledge that are fundamental requirements of success in future jobs.
  • STEM, science technology, engineer and mathematics, career pathways lead to higher salaries and jobs for the future

PARTICIPANTS

At the local level the Intermediate School Districts of Genesee County, Lapeer, Washtenaw and Delta will be responsible for coordinating the grants.