Beginning in 2013, Advanced Technology Academy was approved by the State of Michigan to offer an Early/Middle College Program. The Early/Middle College Program is designed to allow a pupil to earn a high school diploma and up to 60 college credits or an Associate’s Degree. Students enrolled in the program agree to stay an extra 13th year to earn their high school diploma. All participants are given a 5-year educational plan to follow to earn college credits or an Associate’s Degree. All expenses for the program (books, tuition, transportation and other fees) are paid for by Advanced Technology Academy. In the 2015-16 school year, we partnered with Henry Ford College to offer the Early/Middle College Program. The first co-hort of students chose one of three Associate Degree Paths: Pre-Engineering, Health-Care or Business.

Students are accepted into the program on the following criteria:
-Cumulative GPA
-Teacher/Counselor Recommendation
-Personal Interview
-Writing Sample
-Passing the College Success Course
-Parent/Guardian Acceptance

In the 2015-16 school year, the second co-hort of Early/Middle College students began the program. Eight students began pursuing an Associate Degree Program in Health Care, Pre-Engineering or Business.

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Early Middle College and Mechatronics Staff

Cynthia Andersen Cynthia Andersen
Director of Career and College Readiness and Early/Middle College
-Master of Science Business Education, Eastern Michigan University
-Bachelor of Science, Accounting/Finance, Madonna University
-Business American Management Association Certificate – Schoolcraft College
-State of Michigan Education Teacher Certification, GX, VB
-State of Michigan Department of Education School Administrator Certificate

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Judy KingeryNo Photo
Career and College Transitional Coach

Daniel Addison Daniel Addison
Early Middle College - Mechatronics
Assistant Facilities Director

MaryJo Ferguson MaryJo Ferguson
Physics, Occ Math
-MS- Civil Engineering, Wayne State
-BS- Engineering, U of Illinois Chicago
-Certs: State of MI secondary Math EX, Physics DE