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Selection Process

Southgate Community Schools District/ Wayne County Community College

Early/Middle College Selection Process

  1. Students and parents complete and submit formal SWEMC (Southgate Community Schools/Wayne County Community College District Early/Middle College) application including two sealed recommendation forms to be reviewed by SCSD personnel.

  2. Application reviewed by the committee along with the transcript, college assessment data (PSAT 8/9, PSAT 9, and/or PSAT 10), attendance, and discipline records.  Following the paper screening, qualified candidates may be contacted to schedule a personal interview.

  3. Students and parents that are accepted into the program will attend a SWEMC orientation with SCSD and WCCCD representatives.

  4. If a student and parent wish to continue with the application into SWEMC, the student will be invited to WCCCD for COMPASS testing, and on-site orientation.

Students will meet with SWEMC personnel and advisors to develop an individualized plan of work.  Students take common college courses on SCSD site through 10th grade. Beginning in 11th grade, students can take courses under the advisement of the WCCCD advisor to obtain a relevant associate degree or certificate pursuant to student’s goals.  SCSD will work with the WCCCD advisor to schedule courses that also meet the requirements of the Michigan Merit Curriculum for high school diploma attainment.