• Flushing Raider Early College (FREC)


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    News and Updates:

    Congratulations to FREC Cohort 1 on their successful completion of the FREC Program.  We had 17 students successfully complete FREC.  5 students earned thier Associate in Science, 3 earned an Assocate in Arts, and 1 earned an Associate in General Studies.  The students acquired 1,041 credits in the past 3 years in this program and had an average college GPA of 3.4.

    What is Flushing Raider Early College? 

    • Flushing Raider Early College is designed to allow a pupil to earn a high school diploma and either a minimum 60 transferable college credits, an associates degree, the Michigan Early/Middle College Association (MEMCA) technical certification, or an industry certification.

    • Flushing Raider Early College is a five-year high school program designed to earn a high school diploma and substantial college credit through an additional fifth year of study. 

    The Three E's of Early College

    • Early Entrance: 11th grade students enter a college program while still in high school. They benefit from a curriculum that enables them to earn their high school diploma and earn college credits with no/minimal cost to themselves for tuition, fees, and books.

    • Early Exit: Students may complete the program with minimum of 60 transferable credits. Flushing Raider Early College students attend high school classes as well as college courses. This moves them ahead of a traditional schedule with college credits that match the students' chosen career pathway.

    • Early Success: Once the students complete the program, they are poised for immediate success. Students have the option to begin work immediately in their chosen field (if applicable) or to continue to work toward a Bachelor's degree.

    Benefits of an Early College

    • Earn transferable college credits.

    • College classes taught at FHS in 11th and 12th grade.

    • Ease the transition from high school to college.

    • Connection to other students through this unique cohort experience.

    • Dedicated support staff to mentor/assist students.

    • Reduced financial burden.

    Who can Apply?

    • Students interested in continuing their education beyond high school.

    • Students fully willing to commit to an extra (5th) year with the Flushing Raider Early College by signing a contract/agreement.

    • Student and parents supportive of extra time commitment, different academic calendar, and committed to the program requirements.

    • Minimum requirements include: 2.0 GPA, Review of Standardized Test Scores and/or Placement Tests, Student Application with Essay.


    Any questions regarding Flushing Raider Early College can be directed to the Early College Director, Nicole Lord, by email or phone at 810-591-3871.