Early Middle College at LifeTech Academy

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Accelerated Education

Would you like to accelerate your education and begin taking college classes while in high school?

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Eligibility

Are you in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade with a cumulative GPA of 2.5* or higher?

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LifeTech Early Middle College FAQ

 

An “Early/Middle College School” is a stand-alone high school, Public School Academy (PSA), or a school within a school designed to allow a learner to earn an Associate’s degree, technical certification, or 60 transferable college credits at the same time while earning a high school diploma. This requires the school to offer a formal fifth year to the curriculum for the learner.

Learners who are ready to accelerate their education and begin taking college classes should not be held back by traditional models of education. LifeTech Learners will find that this program will bridge the gap between high school and college and make college a very realistic and affordable option.

Currently, LifeTech Learners have access to Davenport University programs and Ferris State University programs.  Our most popular college degree programs are in the areas of Computer Sciences, Business Programs, Cyber Security, and General Studies Programs (providing 60 credits toward a Bachelor’s Degree). LifeTech Academy will add additional new degree programs for our Learners as the job market advances.

Yes. In order to help the Learner begin transitioning to a college environment and ease the transition, all courses offered through our university partners may be blended.

All LifeTech Learners beginning 9th, 10th, and 11th grade who have a cumulative GPA of 2.5* or higher, meet minimal testing requirements, and have completed the registration process to their degree program are eligible.

LifeTech Academy covers the cost of tuition, books, internet access, and supplies for all registered and enrolled Learners in academic good standing.

All of our courses are offered in an online format and do not require transportation. If a learner chooses to take an in-person course offered through their degree program they will need to provide their own transportation.

  • LifeTech operates year-round 
  • LifeTech staff are available live-online throughout the regular school day, evenings, and weekends
  • LifeTech intervention specialists are available across all grades
  • LifeTech partners with Dale Carnegie to support the MyLife program which builds skills for communication, agency, grit, social-emotional learning, and reducing stress.
  • LifeTech has weekly personalized mentor check-ins to ensure progress
  • The Early Middle College at LifeTech Academy Learners have access to their designated program partner’s services, as well
  • Access to a free college education while in High School.
  • Access to high school and college no matter where you live in Michigan.
  • A virtual curriculum that provides flexibility and fits your learning needs.
  • Year round schooling for all LifeTech Learners.
  • An assigned personal academic coach/mentor beyond the instructional team.
  • All LifeTech staff are trained by Dale Carnegie® in the skills of emotional intelligence, making LifeTech Academy the only school in Michigan with highly qualified teachers in their subject matter and the skilled ability to respectfully support Learners on an emotional level as well.
  • All Learners are given access to the Dale Carnegie Course® to jumpstart their academic and professional success.
  • Early Middle College Learners have higher graduation rates when enrolled in both high school and college.
  • Early Middle College Learners have higher testing scores on state assessments.
  • Early Middle College Learners have greater attendance and a higher level of engagement in school.
  • Early Middle College Learners have stronger relationships with the instructional team.
  • Early Middle College Learners have access to a larger community of academics through their chosen University.

Early Middle College Learners are held to the same standards as all LifeTech Learners as well as the standards set by our University partners.

Learners should talk to their mentor or contact The Early Middle College at LifeTech Academy’s office at (517) 325-5469 or contact Garrett Ritterhaus (616)-822-6957.

  • The LifeTech Academy Board of Directors will set a limit annually.
  • For Fall 2020, The Early Middle College at LifeTech Academy cap is set at 200.

LEMC Program Milestones

  • Complete the LifeTech Academy Application and Receive Acceptance Letter
  • Select your desired Program of Study (If Applicable)
  • Complete the post-secondary application
  • Create post-secondary student account
  • Complete online new student tutorials

Attend Program Orientation (August 10th and 11th)

  • Maintain LifeTech program grades of C- or better 
  • Maintain College Partner program grades of C- or better
  • Attend On-Campus experiences as required
  • Maintain LifeTech program grades of C- or better
  • Maintain College Partner program grades of C- or better 
  • Graduate from the My L.I.F.E. program (COMM 102/COM121)
  • Pass Becoming a College Student Series 
    • Davenport: Achieving Career and Education Success (ACES 100) (Davenport)
    • Ferris: Pass College Study Methods (UNIV 101) Need Ferris title of UNIV101 – AZ

Complete course registration for the 10th year

Attend Summer Institute (second week of August)

  • Maintain LifeTech program grades of C- or better
  • Maintain College Partner program grades of C- or better
  • Attend On-Campus experiences as required
  • Maintain LifeTech program grades of C- or better
  • Maintain College Partner program grades of C- or better
  • Complete course registration for the 11th year
  • Finalize desired Program of Study

Attend Summer Institute (second week of August)

  • Maintain LifeTech program grades of C- or better
  • Maintain College Partner program grades of C- or better
  • Arrange and attend On-Campus experiences as required
  • Maintain LifeTech Academy program grades of C- or better
  • Maintain College Partner program grades of C- or better
  • Attend all State and LifeTech Academy Required Testing (SAT, Etc.)

Complete course registration for the 12th year

Attend Summer Institute (second week of August)

  • Maintain LifeTech program grades of C- or better
  • Maintain College Partner program grades of C- or better
  • Maintain LifeTech program grades of C- or better
  • Maintain College Partner program grades of C- or better
  • Complete course registration for the 13th year
  • Pass a math experience course
  • Arrange and attend On-Campus experiences as required
  • Attend Summer Institute (second week of August)
  • Maintain post-secondary email/student account
  • Pass all courses
  • Maintain post-secondary email/student account
  • Complete Graduation Application
  • Complete Work Experience Application as required
  • Complete course registration for upcoming semester
  • Pass a math experience course
  • Pass all courses
  • Pass a math experience course
  • Maintain post-secondary email/student account
  • Participate in Graduation Ceremony



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