Early College is a program designed to work toward a transferable associate's degree through Muskegon Community College. In 10th grade, students apply to the program, but it is not designed for all students. The program extends your high school experience by one year, and at the end a student receives both a diploma and an associate's degree. This Associate in Arts and Science is the first general education requirements taken in a bachelor's degree (4 year degree) program. If you are uncertain that you want to pursue a bachelor's degree or if you are interested in a technical field this program may not fit you as well.
According to Muskegon Area Intermediate School District website, students who are eligible for the program are
"... students who will be the first from their families to attend college or students who need extra support to continue their education. Students served by the program may not have the financial resources to attend college, may reside in single-parent households, be homeless, or be part of other underrepresented groups. Selection is also based on GPA, progress toward high school graduation, and test scores."
If you are interested in knowing more about the program and fit the criteria above, here are some informational videos.
Early College Video page