Early College Newaygo County
Get a Jumpstart to Your Career with a Free Associate Degree
The Early College Newaygo County (ECNC) Program is an engaging three-year program that offers high school students a head start in advancing their careers. By earning up to 62 credits for free through Muskegon Community College, the ECNC program combines college coursework, a supportive cohort of students and staff, and essential skill building to better prepare students for high-demand and high-wage careers.
During grades 11 and 12, students continue to take high school requirements while also taking college courses. During their thirteenth year, students attend Muskegon Community College full-time, completing their high school diploma and earning an associate degree. This sets students apart and helps them reach their career goals sooner while saving money. Tuition, fees, books, and required materials are paid for, so there is no cost to the student. Additionally, for the first two years, the Career-Tech Center bussing is available for classes offered at NC RESA, with students being responsible for transportation during the thirteenth year.
Although students appreciate the money being saved and getting a jump start to their career, students like Hannah, have also shared that they really enjoy the friendships made.
“The thing I like most about the Early College program are the new friends I have made. I was honestly so nervous coming into the program, but I’ve made great friends” 2019 Cohort Student.
Interested students can apply during grade 10. Ask your school counselor today for the ECNC application or visit www.ncresa.org/ecnc for more information. Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are now available. Completed applications are due no later than March 4, 2022.
For more information, please contact Cheryl Flannery, Dean of Early College Newaygo County, at (231) 777-0308 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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