About Us

About Genesee Early College

The GEC is all about empowering students with  quality education, a sense of community, and endless opportunities.  ~ Andrew Kime, GEC StudentGenesee Early College (GEC) is an intensive, state-of-the-art, five-year early college high school program. It serves the students and community of Genesee County and is open to students from neighboring areas. GEC, which is operated by the Genesee Intermediate School District, has been a fully integrated part of the University of Michigan-Flint community since 2007. Its specialized curriculum prepares students for success in university-level coursework and future careers in any field. GEC students get a head start on their four-year degree paths, allowing them to earn up to 60 free transferable college credits while earning their high school diploma.

Some of my most engaged, curious, and highest-performing students are from the GEC.  They add so much to the classroom! ~ Heather Laube, UM-Flint, Professor of SociologyStudents attend school on the campus of the University of Michigan-Flint beginning in ninth grade and upon demonstrating proficiency in specific areas (usually by grade 11), they enroll in college courses for college credit. Successful students will graduate at the end of their fifth year with their high school diploma as well as up to 60 transferable credits toward their college degree. No additional tuition is required for this program.

Genesee Early College adheres to the principles of the Middle College National Consortium. Its secondary instructors are all certified and highly qualified under the requirements of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.

Our Mission

Genesee Early College is dedicated to providing students with rigorous and relevant instruction in an environment that supports seamless and successful post-secondary transition and baccalaureate degree attainment. Genesee Early College graduates will be adept critical thinkers/problem solvers and responsible citizens.

Vision Statement

Transforming potential into success!

Our Beliefs

  • Each student has the potential to make unique contributions.
  • It is our responsibility to provide the highest quality education to all students.
  • It is our responsibility to support underserved student populations in achieving their full potential.
  • Mutual respect fosters a foundation for a positive and successful learning environment.
  • Our curriculum must be purposeful, research-based, and data-informed.
  • Post-secondary education is vital to compete in a global economy.