Press Release #25 – Dearborn hosting virtual program to highlight high school options

4 Mar

Press Release #25/March 4, 2021

From vocational programs to college credits or degrees, Dearborn Public Schools offers a number of ways for high school students to tailor their education to suit their needs.

Parents and students in middle or high school are invited to attend a live, virtual event on March 10 to learn more about our different high school programs.  The High School Options event starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be shown live via the district’s YouTube channel, Facebook page and cable television channel.  Questions can be submitted during the program live on Facebook or via a Google Form.

Speakers will briefly explain each of the different programs, how to enroll and more during the hour-long event.  Programs to be discussed include:

  • Advanced Placement – These classes at our traditional high schools offer students the chance to take the national AP tests, which many colleges will accept in the place of certain classes.
  • Dual Enrollment – Dearborn leads the state in the number of high school students taking college classes for both high school and college credit.

Also to be discussed are the four programs Dearborn Public Schools offers that combine high school and college.  These five-year programs, ran in conjunction with Henry Ford College, allow students to graduate high school and earn their associate degree at the same time at no cost to the family.  Those programs include:

“Our motto of Students First means helping our teens explore different career paths, to give them space to explore their interests, and to help prepare them for life after high school, whether that is immediately entering the workforce or having a strong foundation as they head to college or a career program,” said Superintendent Glenn Maleyko.  “We hope this event will help students and parents better understand the options available to them so they can actively shape their student’s education.”

See the High School Options event flyer

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