Grade: 9-12 Credit: ½ per semester
Description: All students are screened to determine reading levels in 9th and 10th grades. Those who score far below grade level receive further testing. This class is designed to assist students in obtaining a greater level of achievement in reading and writing. Students who struggle with reading comprehension, decoding, and reading speed will benefit from this course. Students will go through a rigorous course to improve their reading skills.
Grade: 9-12 Credit: ½ per semester
Description: This class is designed to assist students with understanding basic algebraic concepts. If students struggle with Algebra 1 or Algebra 2, it is highly recommended that this course be added to their schedule. The class makes use of technology to assist students in developing algebraic skills.
Expanded online learning options through Section 21f of the State School Aid Act (MCL 388.1621f), allow pupils in grades 5 to 12 to enroll in online courses where each course is capable of generating credit or a grade while being provided in an interactive internet-connected learning environment where pupils are separated from their teachers by time or location, or both.
A district must allow a pupil to enroll in up to two (2) online courses per semester with the consent of the pupil's parent or legal guardian.
These courses are provided through Michigan Virtual High School. Additional classes above and beyond the six hour day may be taken to fulfill graduation requirements at the student’s expense. A form must be filled out to register for these classes. Please see your counselor for details.
See Online Contract
Principles of Education
Grade: 11-12 Credit: ½ per semester
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation
Description: This course provides the opportunity for students to learn entry level employability skills in an educational setting. Anchor texts include The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens and The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make. Students will practice independent learning and task completion while effectively managing their time.
Dual Enrollment: Effective April 1, 1996, Public Act 160 and Public Act 258 of 2000, created the Post secondary Enrollment Options Act, commonly referred to as dual enrollment.This law directs school districts to assist students in paying tuition and fees for courses at Michigan public or private colleges or universities. The following are some of the eligibility guidelines/standards:
1. Students in grades 9 through 12 may take up to ten post secondary courses.
2. Students can qualify for dual enrollment by taking one of the following assessments: PSAT, PLAN, EXPLORE ACT, or MME. The following table shows the complete list of scores that help to qualify students for dual enrollment:
3. 388.155 Rule 5 (2) The acts do not prohibit a district from supporting any pupil regardless of eligibility under these acts. A district may elect to support college level courses or career preparation courses for any pupil if it is in the best interest of the pupil.
4. Students must be enrolled in both the eligible school(public or private) and eligible post secondary institution during the local school’s regular academic year and must be enrolled in at least one high school class.
5. The college courses cannot be a hobby, craft, or recreation course, or in the subject areas of physical education, theology,divinity, or religious education.
6. School districts are required to pay an amount equal to the prorated percentage of the statewide pupil‐weighted average foundation allowance, based on the proportion of the school year that the eligible student attends the eligible post secondary institution. Eligible charges include tuition and mandatory course fees, material fees, and registration fees required by an eligible institution for enrollment in the course. Eligible charges do not include transportation or parking costs or activity fees.
State law sets the following limitations on the number of college courses in which a student may enroll:
· Not more than 10 courses overall.This limit and the limits under do not apply to a course if the eligible student does not receive tuition and fee support for that course.
· If the eligible student first enrolls in a course when the eligible student is in grade 9, not more than 2 courses during each academic year in the eligible student's first, second, or third academic year of enrollment under this act in an eligible post secondary institution and not more than 4 courses during the academic year in the eligible student's fourth academic year of enrollment in an eligible post secondary institution.
· If the eligible student first enrolls in a course when the eligible student is in grade 10, not more than 2 courses during the academic year in the eligible student's first academic year of enrollment in an eligible post secondary institution, not more than 4 courses during the academic year in the eligible student's second academic year of enrollment in an eligible post secondary institution, and not more than 4 courses during the academic year in the eligible student's third academic year of enrollment in an eligible post secondary institution.
· If the eligible student first enrolls in a course under this act when the eligible student is in grade 11 or 12, not more than 6 courses during either of those academic years of enrollment in an eligible post secondary institution.
In order to register for dual enrollment, students must submit a Dual Enrollment Pre-Registration Form.
Due Date for Fall Classes: April 1
Due Date for Winter Classes: December 1
See Dual Enrollment Pre-Registration Form
Early College of Macomb: At the Early College of Macomb (ECM), 11th grade students enter a college program while still in high school. They benefit from a curriculum that enables them to earn their high school diploma and attend a 13th year of school after graduation, earning an Associate’s Degree with no cost to themselves for tuition, fees and books.
Students in the ECM may complete the program with an Associate’s Degree in three years(grades 11, 12 and 13).Early College of Macomb students attend high school classes in their home schools, as well as career-focused classes on the Macomb Community College campus. Students engage in an exciting curriculum taught by both high school and college instructors that will move them ahead of a traditional schedule toward degrees or technical certificates that match the students’ chosen career pathways.
Students may earn up to the 62 college credits required or their associate’s degree or technical certificate. These credits may also be transferred to a four year college program. They have the option to begin work immediately in their chosen field, or continue with their education a year ahead of their peers toward a Bachelor’s degree.
Who is eligible to attend the Early College of Macomb? Mature, highly motivated students who are ready for the challenges of college coursework leading to high demand careers are eligible if they meet the following criteria:
1. Are registered in one of the Macomb County public high schools housed within the
2. Will be entering 11th grade in fall 2013;
3. Have been approved by their home high school;
4. Have completed the Early College admission process, which includes MCC’s
placement testing and online early admission application;
5. Have submitted an application packet to the Early College of Macomb including:
an application form, a Principal/Counselor recommendation form, a copy of the
student’s current transcript,a copy of the most recent standardized test results and the
student’s Educational Development Plan (EDP).
Space is limited. Acceptance is based on student records, admission test results and recommendation by the home high school. Each participating high school allocates seats to the Early College of Macomb. Students will be notified by the ECM of their acceptance.
For more information including dates for meetings and testing, please visit the ECM website: http://www.ecmacomb.org/.
Macomb Academy of Artsand Sciences (MA2S): MA2S is a regional magnet center for honors-level mathematics, science and technology. Operated by Armada Area Schools,MA2S offers a four-year integrated program for students in grades 9 – 12 that focuses on accelerated learning and problem-solving. The center includes an outstanding learning environment rich in hands-on activities and includes a unique blend of students from 7 northern Macomb county school districts. The capacity to think creatively, make decisions, solve problems, see possibilities, and learn how to learn and reason are developed as students mature.
International Academy of Macomb: The International Academy of Macomb,officially designated as an IB World School in December 2009, is a county-wideInternational Baccalaureate magnet school located in Clinton Township,Michigan. IB World Schools share a common philosophy: a commitment tohigh quality, challenging, international education. The IAM graduated its firstclass of 93 students in 2012, all of whom attend a variety of public andprivate universities such as The University of Michigan, Penn State, SpelmanCollege, and The United States Naval Academy. Serving increasing numbersof successful, highly motivated students from throughout Macomb County, the IAMis a vibrant and cohesive learning community where students can grow andexcel while working toward an IB diploma. For further information aboutthe IBO and its program and philosophy, visit the IBO website.