The High School Diploma Completion Initiative (HSDCI) is a unique opportunity for mid-Michigan students to jump-start their education and career preparation. HSDCI classes are LCC courses where students earn college credit while completing high school diploma requirements. These classes utilize instructional methods customized to maximize the learning opportunity for students.
- You must between the ages of 16 and 19
- You must be enrolled or be able to reenroll in a participating Ingham or Eaton County high school.
- You must have completed at least 1/2 of the required high school credits needed to graduate from the host high school
With the High School Diploma Completion Initiative, you can get your high school diploma and earn college credits at the same time.
Students take classes at Lansing Community College taught by LCC instructors. This year-round program expects daily attendance and hard work. In return, students will be able to receive a high school diploma from a host Ingham/Eaton county high school.
It's time to take the first step on the journey to a better life!
How to Apply
Due to low enrollment in the program, we will not be admitting a new cohort of students in the fall of 2021. LCC is committed to allowing current students to complete the program as planned.
The HSDCI model is being reassessed to determine how to restructure the program so that it meets the future needs of students. If you have any questions, please reach out to Toni Glasscoe directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (517) 483-9909.
HSDCI Recruitment and Admission Activities
Host High Schools
The HSDCI serves students from Eaton and Ingham counties. Below is a list of the school districts we currently serve. Students enrolled in the HSDCI must be enrolled in one of these qualifying high schools to be eligible for the High School Diploma Completion Initiative. Students that successfully complete their required course plan will receive a diploma from their host (Ingham or Eaton county) high school. Graduates are honored by HSDCI at the end of each LCC semester at a graduation celebration. High school diplomas are processed and awarded by the Ingham/Eaton county host high school.
- Ingham Intermediate School District
- Dansville High School
- East Lansing High School
- Haslett High School
- Holt High School
- Lansing School District - Please Note: Spring 2017, Final Semester of District Participation with Program
- Leslie High School
- Mason High School
- Okemos High School
- Stockbridge High School
- Waverly High School
- Webberville High School
- Williamston High School
1. Is this an online program?
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No, all new students to the HSDCI program take classes on the LCC main campus taught by LCC instructors. Regular attendance is expected. The rule of thumb, is a student should not be absent more than four times in a 16-week semester for a class.
2. What is the schedule?
Classes are Monday through Friday and usually run from 9AM until 3PM. The HSDCI program operates all year through the spring (Jan-May), summer (June-Aug) and fall (Aug-Dec) semesters. Our students follow the LCC academic calendars. HSDCI accepts new students in fall and spring semesters only.
3. Is there a cost to participate?
No. There is not a cost to students or families for participation with HSDCI. Tuition, books and materials are provided. Food cost supplements are earned by students through participation in program activities and campus parking or public transportation (CATA) passes are available to students each semester they are enrolled.
4. How many high school credits do I need to participate?
A HSDCI applicant needs at least half of the number of the high school credits required to graduate from their host high school in order to be eligible to apply. Total credits and type of credit required for graduation is determined by the local school board of the host high school as well as by the state.
5. What if I do not meet the age eligibility requirement?
Students between 16-19 years old that meet our requirements are eligible for participation with HSDCI. However, if you have an active IEP for special education services, it may be possible to still join the HSDCI program. If you do not have an active IEP, you can contact the Center for Transitional Learning at LCC for information on their GED program.
6. How long will it take me to graduate?
How long a student is enrolled in HSDCI depends on a few things. Typically, students are with us for 2-3 LCC semesters. However, how many and what types of credits a student has earned prior to coming to us matters. Additionally, performance on Accuplacer placement testing can impact the number of and order of classes a student will be enrolled in. Finally, how a student does in the classes they are enrolled in with us impacts the path to graduation. All students and parents/guardians will receive a copy of their Educational Development Plan (EDP) which lays out the details for courses required each semester. The host high school and the counselor at the high school prepare and review a Collaborative Credit Report (CCR) with the HSDCI Case Manager to ensure all requirements are met for graduation. Graduation Celebrations are hosted at LCC for HSDCI students that successfully complete requirements in fall and spring semesters.
First Semester Sample Schedule
|ENGL 099||M, W||10:10-12:00||4|
|ENGL 121||M, W||2:10-4:00||4|
|MATH||T, W, R||12:10-2:00||4|
|TEAM TIME A||F||9:00-11:00||0.25
|STRUCTURED STUDY||F||1:00-2:30||Program Requirement|
If you don’t meet the eligibility requirements, Lansing Community College has a GED prep course.
Please call 517-483-1061 for information on GED Preparation.