Rigor, Relevance and Relationships Personal Curriculum – Accelerated Learning. April 2008. Presentation Objectives. Develop awareness of: Accelerated Learning Opportunities/Personal Curriculum Application for High School Graduation Requirements
Develop awareness of:
Strong math and science backgrounds
Creative problem solvers
Flexibility - ability to adapt
A minimum of 14 years of education
Michigan must forge an expectation that all students will achieve a postsecondary degree or credential.
Cherry Commission Report on
Higher Education &
(Note: Extracurricular athletics or other extracurricular activities involving physical activity as Marching Band may be used as credit.)
Supervisor for Curriculum and Literacy
517-241-2479 – MDE OSI
Co-director, Secondary Redesign and Transition
517-241-3509 – MDE OSE/EIS
State Board of Education Recommendations
For College Credit Earning Opportunities, Adopted June 2006
Adopted in June 2006
1.1 Recommendation: All High Schools in the State of Michigan establish college credit opportunities
1.2 Recommendation: Establish at least six new Early College High Schools & six new Middle College High Schools in strategic locations by 2010
Eliminate all restrictive eligibility criteria
2.2 Recommendation: Allow students to take dual enrollment courses in ELA, mathematics, science, social science, career and technical education, world languages.
3.1 Recommendation: All students, beginning in the sixth grade, should have access to early student preparation for college credit opportunities.
3.2 Recommendation:Districts are encouraged to make funds available for all sophomore status students to take PSAT/NQMT or the PLAN examinations.
3.3 Recommendation: Encourage communication between high schools and colleges, regarding the academic performance of dual enrollment students.
5.2 Recommendation: Students should be made aware, which college credits earned through dual enrollment may or may not transfer to Michigan Institutions.
5.3 Recommendation:The Michigan Department of Education shall publicize the MACRAO (Michigan Association of College Registrars and Admission Officers) website. www.macrao.org
The Department of Education shall produce an informational brochure that outlines available college credit opportunities at colleges and universities in Michigan.
6.2 Recommendation: The Department of Education shall develop a comprehensive communications plan.
7.1Recommendation: Requires all school districts to provide information about available college
Center for Educational Performance Information (CEPI) will collect data to determine:
MACRAO: Michigan Association of College Registrars & Admission Officers
“Listing of AP Policies for Michigan Colleges & Universities”
Resources from College Board
(College Readiness Standards)
AP Report to the Nation
International Baccalaureate Organization
“Students Speak Out” video
Middle College National Consortium
Early College High School Initiative
Washtenaw Technical Middle College
Mott Middle College High School
Middle College High School Grant Info
Understanding University Success
Resources from High Schools That Work
(including Making Middle Schools Work)
National Center for Education Statistics
Education Watch Michigan: Key Education Facts and Figures
Sam Sinicropi, Consultant
Michigan Department of Education
Fax: (517) 335-2886