High School Students
High school students thinking about college don’t have to wait to get started. Jackson College provides an opportunity for motivated students to enrich their high school education with dual enrollment options. Jackson College also offers more opportunities for high school students to attend college in Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale counties with a variety of early and middle college programs.
Traditional Dual Enrollment
Dual enrollment means students may be enrolled in both high school and college. Jackson College provides an opportunity for motivated students to enrich their high school education with dual enrollment options made possibly by the Postsecondary Option Act.
Jackson County Early College
The new Jackson County Early College is open to students in every public high school in Jackson County and is designed as a Universal Entry/Universal Exit model whereby students can begin their college education as early as their freshman year and stay through year 13, with opportunity to earn their high school diploma and an associate degree.
Jackson Preparatory and Early College
A preparatory and early/middle college program located on Jackson College Central Campus, educating grades 6-12. Students then attend a fifth year, earning both their high school diploma and an associate degree.
Jackson Area College and Career Connection Early/Middle College
The Jackson Area College and Career Connection Early/ Middle College is a unique learning program that creates a pathway for high school students to earn a high school diploma, college credit up to an associate degree, a technical/career credential, participation within a school-to-registered apprenticeship and the opportunity for employment upon graduation.
JC/LISD Academy is a middle college program located in the LISD TECH Center and Jackson College @ LISD TECH campuses. Students may attend throughout high school and complete the fifth year, with the opportunity to earn both their high school diploma and an associate degree.
Hillsdale County Early/Middle College
Starting in fall 2017, this early/middle college provides a combined high school and middle college program. Beginning in the 11th grade, students complete high school requirements and enroll in college classes. After 12th grade, students will attend the fifth year, earning both their high school diploma and at least 15 college credits.