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Inaugural Early College Class Starts with Welcome Week

LANSING 8/25/11 –  The inaugural class of The Early College at Lansing Community College (LCC) starts their school year with this week’s welcome activities. The Early College provides mid-Michigan high school students the opportunity to earn up to two years of college credit as part of their high school learning experience. Students will learn within a small learning community while attending classes all day on LCC’s campus.

The Early College program is for high school juniors who want to earn direct college credits up to an associate’s degree or a technical certification in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) related field.  The Early College at LCC is a three year program, which means students will remain on LCC’s campus for grades 11-13 taking high school and college courses. A total of 90 seats were available and all 12 public school districts in the Ingham ISD service area were part of this endeavor to provide additional learning opportunities to students.

“The Early College provides students with a chance to advance their career interests by becoming prepared to make a seamless transition to the rigorous academic tradition of Lansing Community College and to be advocates for their own learning,” states Kristine Grunwald, J.D., Director of The Early College. “We are very excited to welcome this first class of students to campus as they begin this 3-year journey,” Grunwald also noted.  Parents will be provided with an orientation session on Friday, August 26. They will also receive a tour of the facilities and be provided an opportunity to meet the staff of instructors who will be teaching their children. For information about The Early College visit or

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