Clio Area Schools

Clio Area Schools in collaboration with the University of Michigan-Flint will be offering students from Clio High school the Clio Early College, a unique opportunity for Clio students to earn college credits while enrolled in Clio High School for a fraction of the cost of traditional college tuition.

Program Overview

College courses during the 11th and 12th grade years will focus on general education requirements.  The courses selected will build a strong foundation and skill set (writing, problem solving, logic and communication) to best prepare students for their university experience.

During junior and senior year, UM-Flint college courses will be taught on the UM-Flint campus by UM-Flint professors. In the 13th grade of the Clio Early College students will participate in a wide array of college courses specific to their desired degree.

Students may select courses geared toward a specific degree during their 13th year of the Clio Early College program.

Program Qualifications

Selected high-ability, highly motivated Clio Area students will be eligible to enroll in the Clio Early College program. A selection process and criteria will be developed by the school district in cooperation with UM-Flint.               

The University of Michigan-Flint has established the following general expectations for DEEP program enrollees:

  • An overall grade point average of 3.0+
  • An interest in post-secondary study in the appropriate professional field
  • The ability and motivation to undertake successfully the rigor of college-level coursework
  • A favorable recommendation from the school principal or counselor addressing the strength of the applicant’s preparation in a college preparatory high school curriculum, including successful completion of 2+ years of HS English with strong writing skills, and other similar characteristics

Year 1 (12 Credits)

ENG 111 College Rhetoric, 3 credits -English Composition. Introductory course in composition emphasizing written expression appropriate to successful college level work. Analytical readings; creative and critical thinking; development of a student's sense of integrity as a writer.

SOC 100 Intro to Sociology, 3 credits - Social Science. Study of human groups, with special attention to analysis of contemporary American society.

ENG 112 Critical Writing & Reading, 3 credits - English Composition. Intensive course in critical and analytical reading, writing and research strategies necessary for successful academic work. Techniques for essay exams; argumentative, analytical, and critical papers; undergraduate research.

COM 210, Intro to Public Speaking, 3 credits - Humanities. Students prepare and deliver public speeches, developing skills of organization, research and delivery while engaging important public issues. Students develop appreciation for ethical methods to approach diverse audiences and become more comfortable speaking in public and better equipped to use speech as a tool to execute change. 

Year 2 (13 CREDITS)

MUS 100 – An Introduction to Music, 3 credits – Fine Arts.  The elements of music, its forms and styles. Listening skills promoted in class and through outside assignments. No previous study or knowledge of music required. Includes readings, lectures, listening, discussions and concert attendance.

BIO 104 Introduction to Human Biology, 4 credits – Natural Science & Lab. Introductory human anatomy and physiology with a focus on exercise physiology and human health. Intended for non-science majors. Lecture and laboratory.

COM 170 Intro to Digital Culture, 3 credits – Technology. How communication technology influences culture, society, and our day-to-day lives, with special emphasis on the massive shift from analog to digital technologies in a variety of media contexts. Exploration of technologies such as the internet, digital film, and social media websites, and issues such as the intersection between society and technology, theories of representation, obsolescence, surveillance and privacy, and how past communication technologies have shaped new and emerging media.

PHL 101, Intro to Philosophy, 3 credits—Humanities. Examination of some of the main questions of philosophy, how they arise, and methods of answering them, based on the works of selected authors. Relationships between philosophical themes and other facets of cultural expression. Presentation of simpler problems in nontechnical language designed to introduce the student to philosophical inquiry.

Application and Submission Deadline

Dual enrollment applications are available in each high school guidance office. You may also download a copy of the application.

In order to receive full consideration, the application must be completed, signed (parent and student signature required), dated and submitted with updated high school transcripts to your high school guidance office.