• Flushing Raider Early College (FREC)

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    Congratulations to our current Early College students. Flushing Raider Early College (FREC) and Genesee County CTE/EMC had 83 students participate in these programs Fall Semester of 2023.  These students enrolled in a total of 774 Mott Community College (MCC) credits this semester and have an overall tuition savings of $155,008.83 in costs paid for by the State and District for these college courses.  The Fall 23 Semester GPA Average for FREC students is 3.50, with 20 students receiving all A's in their MCC courses. Our compliments and congratulations to all of our Early College students working towards obtaining an Associate’s Degree and or Certifications at the completion of these programs. 

    Information for Current Sophomores - Join the Google Classroom (Code vtetrbt)

    Access the Google Classroom for More Information

    Flushing Raider Early College (FREC)

    FREC 7 Student/Family Informational Meeting - FHS Auditorium at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13 

    FREC 7 Student Informational Meeting - FHS Auditorium During SRT on Thursday, February 15

    FREC 7 Applications Due by Friday, February 23 (This will be Discussed at the Above Meetings)  

    Genesee County CTE Early Middle College (CTE/EMC)

    Family Informational Meeting - GCI at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 15

    CTE/EMC Applications Due by Friday, March 1 (This will be Discussed at the Above Meeting)

    Access the CTE/EMC Webpage for Information:  Link to CTE/EMC Website

    Information on Early College in General and Both EC Programs 

    A Link to a Presentation Highlighting Both Programs is Posted in the Early College Google Classroom 

    What is Flushing Raider Early College? 

    • Flushing Raider Early College is designed to allow a pupil to earn a high school diploma and either a minimum 60 transferable college credits, an associates degree, the Michigan Early/Middle College Association (MEMCA) technical certification, or an industry certification.
    • Flushing Raider Early College is a five-year high school program designed to earn a high school diploma and substantial college credit through an additional fifth year of study. 

    The Three E's of Early College

    • Early Entrance: 11th grade students enter a college program while still in high school. They benefit from a curriculum that enables them to earn their high school diploma and earn college credits with no/minimal cost to themselves for tuition, fees, and books.
    • Early Exit: Students may complete the program with a minimum of 60 transferable credits. Flushing Raider Early College students attend high school classes as well as college courses. This moves them ahead of a traditional schedule with college credits that match the students' chosen career pathway.
    • Early Success: Once the students complete the program, they are poised for immediate success. Students have the option to begin work immediately in their chosen field (if applicable) or to continue to work toward a Bachelor's degree.

    Benefits of an Early College

    • Earn transferable college credits.
    • College classes taught at FHS in 11th and 12th grade.
    • Ease the transition from high school to college.
    • Access to services to assist with career and college readiness and success.  
    • Connection to other students through this unique cohort experience.
    • Dedicated support staff to mentor/assist students.
    • Reduced financial burden.

    Who can Apply?

    • Students interested in continuing their education beyond high school.
    • Students fully willing to commit to an extra (5th) year with the Flushing Raider Early College by signing a contract/agreement.
    • Students and parents supportive of extra time commitment, different academic calendar, and are committed to the program requirements.
    • Minimum requirements to apply include: 2.0 GPA, Review of Standardized Test Scores and/or Placement Tests, Student Application with Essay, Review of Transcripts/Behavior/Attendance, Teacher Feedback, and Additional Criteria.
       

    FREC Video

    FREC Informational Video

    Any questions regarding FREC or CTE/EMC can be directed to the Early College Director, Nicole Lord, by email or phone at 810-591-3871.