The Tuscola Intermediate School District (TISD), in collaboration with Mid Michigan College, is now offering a number of college courses to area high school students.

Students from the local school districts can get a significant start on earning a college degree while they’re still in high school through this opportunity. Juniors and seniors can participate in dual enrollment at the TISD and earn both high school and college credits by successfully completing courses.

This is the first year of Mid’s partnership with TISD to offer dual enrollment to students. Dual enrollment is designed to prepare students for success in college and start them on a path toward earning a degree/credential. Students are required to purchase their own textbooks, but the local school districts and high schools cover tuition costs for the courses students complete successfully.

“We are so excited about the launch of this partnership with Tuscola,” said Scott Mertes, Vice President of Community Outreach & Advancement at Mid.“Both Mid and TISD share a commitment to student success and meeting community needs.”

Parents who want to learn more about dual enrollment can attend a free informational meeting at the Tuscola ISD 6pm-7pm on Monday, May 6. In just one hour, parents and students can learn how dual enrollment works, how students benefit, and how to get started.

“We’re thrilled to be launching college-level courses, academic programs, and short-term training opportunities with Mid,” noted Gene Pierce, Superintendent at Tuscola ISD.“We know there’s a need for improved access to higher education in Tuscola, especially in fast-growing career fields with local employment openings.”

The increased access to college courses has generated positive feedback, and a number of community members have already submitted applications to teach courses. However, qualified instructors are still needed, and must be screened and hired through Mid.Interested community members should contact Human Resources at (989) 386-6621 or midmich.edu/jobs.

For more information about Mid offerings in Tuscola, visit midmich.edu/thumb or contact Scott Mertes at smertes@midmich.edu or (989) 386-6614.

 
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