COLLEGE ACCESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, FLINT, MI
There are many schools that provide dual enrollment and AP classes around the Flint, MI area. The schools that we researched are Flint Southwestern Academy, Genesee Early College of U of M Flint, Carman-Park Baker Career Academy, and Carman-Ainsworth High School.
To get into Genesee Early College and Carman-Park Baker Career Academy you must submit transcripts and behavior reports, fill out an application that includes writing an essay, scheduling an interview, and having recommendations from previous instructors. To get fully accepted you must take a placement test. Since Flint Southwestern Academy and Carman-Ainsworth High School are both public traditional high schools students must only live in their district to attend.
COLLEGE ACCESS OPPORTUNITIES
Flint Southwestern Academy offers AP classes including English Literature, Calculus, and Language. Genesee Early College of U of M Flint and Carman- Park Baker Career Academy offers dual enrollment through their respective campuses at no cost to their students. At Carman-Ainsworth High School a small amount of students take advantage of dual enrollment. The high school also offers AP courses in calculus, chemistry, U.S. history, art history, psychology, world history, and biology.
At Genesee Early College and Carman-Park Career Academy a minimum of 15 college credits is required by the Michigan Early/Middle College Program in order to graduate. Additionally, students must pass the required high school credits with at least a 2.0 GPA for both Genesee Early College and Carman-Park Career Academy. At Flint Southwestern and Carman-Ainsworth High Schools no college credits are needed to graduate. College is an option, but all students must meet the state high school requirements.
COST TO STUDENTS
Both Genesee Early College and Carman-Park Career Academy, being dual-enrolled has no cost to the students. Flint Southwestern and Carman-Ainsworth High School require students to pay for all college courses.
At MCNC schools like Genesee Early College and Carman-Park Baker Career Academy their curriculums are based on college readiness. Course planning and seminars are provided. At traditional high schools such as Flint Southwestern Academy and Carman-Ainsworth High School college readiness is supported and measured by students’ ability to pass the Michigan Merit Exam, which includes the ACT.