The Blue Water Middle College Academy is chartered by the St. Clair County Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) and reflects a unique partnership between the RESA, St. Clair County Community College and five county school districts: Algonac, Capac, Memphis, Port Huron and Yale.
Students take their high school courses at one of the partnering high schools. Their college courses are taken at St. Clair County Community College.
Students enrolling in the Blue Water Middle College Academy become students of the middle college but are allowed to play sports and participate in normal extracurricular activities at their local high school through agreements between the middle college and the local districts.
As a BWMCA student, you can finish with your high school diploma and an associate degree from SC4. College tuition is paid for by the middle college. Students apply in the spring of their sophomore year, and more than half of every cohort goes on to study at a 4-year university.
For more information, visit the Blue Water Middle College Academy.
Pete Spencer, director of Blue Water Middle College talks about its foundation and what the benefits of the program are for area high school students on EBW.tv.