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Leading the Pack: Early Middle College
Leading the Pack: Early Middle College
Coty Slate
Thursday, January 13, 2022

Partnership with Delta Community College

Hemlock, MI – At Hemlock Public School District our focus is on student success and helping our Huskie Pack lead the way to a brighter future for each and every student. In 2014 the school district partnered with Delta Community College to launch Hemlock High School Early Middle College in the fall of 2014.

The program allows students to experience college rigor and courses without losing the traditional high school experience.

Principal Keith Green said, “This could be the best thing since sliced bread, and that is saying a lot because I like my bread sliced. It gives students a jump start on college and helps reduce the financial burden on students and their families.”

Students attend courses taught by college professors either face-to-face or online during their junior and senior year and attend the college campus their fifth year.

The Hemlock High School Early Middle College has serviced more than 150 students and awarded over 6,800 college credits at no cost to parents and students.

Board President Wesener noted, “One of our primary goals is to provide quality opportunities for our students. The partnership with Delta is a great opportunity for our students to get a jump start on their college education, while also providing significant financial benefit.”

In a day and age with rising post secondary costs, this program offers students a leg up on their college education and life without incurring the burden of student loan debt.

Superintendent Don Killingbeck said, “We are fortunate to have such an amazing opportunity that benefits our students and families. To date, we have saved students and families hundreds of thousands of dollars.”

We will begin taking applications on February 2, 2022 (also our virtual student/parent presentation date) with a due date of February 25, 2022 or until filled. Parents and students can find more information on our website.

The district will be hosting a grand opening for a space dedicated to the Early Middle College and providing students and professors an outstanding learning environment. The event will be sometime in the next month or so, with more details to follow.

If you would like more information about this or other positive happenings at Hemlock Public School District, please visit us on the web at hemlockps.com or call (989) 642-5282.