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Benefits of Early College

  • Tuition cost savings
  • Career fast track
  • High-value/low cost
  • Accelerated learning
  • Reduced time in college
  • Blended learning

Early College

Early College is a program for high school students within the Grand Traverse region to earn college credits by completing course work at their home high schools, at TBAISD Career-Tech Center, and on Northwestern Michigan’s College campus.

Participating students and parents will recognize significant tuition cost savings and be on a faster track to obtaining employment in their chosen careers. This goal will be achieved by leveraging the resources of the Early College partners and state funding streams to provide a high-value and low-cost Early College educational experience. Course tuition is funded through Michigan school-aid funds.

Early College Programs

Simply Put - Early College IS:

  • Public, tuition-free
  • Three-year accelerated program
  • Grades 11 through 13
  • Integrated with high school courses
  • College campus experience
  • Continual academic advisement
  • Career-focused


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