Beginning fall 2020, the first two offerings – English courses taught by Baker College professors – will be available to Buckley students, allowing them to begin their higher education without the obstacles of leaving their high school.
Buckley students have previously had the opportunity to enroll in college-level classes, but travel between the high school and college campus locations have proven to be a barrier, due to various transportation issues. With Baker College now offering classes on-site at Buckley High School, students will have a more accessible option for earning college credits.
In a recent Cadillac News story, Buckley Community Schools Principal, Todd Kulawiak, was quoted as saying about the new program, “Our students have sought college courses over the years, but the Baker College arrangement increases the opportunity for our kids to access higher-level education while eliminating the travel barrier and overall cost to students and families.”
Baker College’s Running Start program is a dual-enrollment initiative that gives Michigan high school students an early start on their college educations. Students take college courses and earn college credit, at little or no cost to them, while still working toward their high school diploma. At graduation, students leave high school ready for college, careers and community.
For more information on the Baker College Running Start initiative, visit our Running Start page.