Middle College Overview

The Blue Water Middle College Academy provides St. Clair County students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and a college associate degree at no cost by attending school for an extra year.

The middle college is designed to increase the number of students enrolling in college and the number of students completing either an associate or bachelor’s degree.

This is accomplished by progressively transitioning high school students into the college environment beginning in 11th grade and continuing through year 13. The Blue Water Middle College is modeled on schools elsewhere in Michigan and the nation that blend high school and college classes.

Students are supported throughout the program with personal mentoring and academic counseling, college success workshops, and development of a supportive group of fellow middle college students.

Students enroll in the Blue Water Middle College Academy in the fall of their 11th grade year. Enrollment begins in January with a series of informational meetings at the partnering high schools.

Copier and SMART Board available to Title 1 schools at no cost

The Blue Water Middle College Academy is donating the following used equipment at no cost to a school that receives Title 1 funding.  The equipment is in working order and will be donated "as is".  Please contact BWMCA Assistant Director, Matthew Ruiz, at 810-989-5800 or ruiz.matthew@sccresa.org if interested in either of the items.  Receiving school must arrange for pickup.

Xerox Copier - WC5330P with Office Finisher LXU

This black and white copier also scans to PDF and faxes, and emails documents.  The finisher includes a stapler.  Photos below.  
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SMART Board UX60

SMART Board unit (does not include speakers).  Board is approximately 4 x 6 feet.  Photo below is similar to unit being donated.  Donated unit has been removed from classroom and is ready for pickup.

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For more information, call (810) 989-5841 or contact one of the staff members listed below:

Pete Spencer
(810) 989-5805

Matthew Ruiz
Assistant Director
(810) 989-5800

Jennifer Barr
Student Support Specialist
(810) 989-5835

Traci Whymer
Student Support Specialist
(810) 989-5836

Michele Lawson
Administrative Assistant/
Pupil Accounting Coordinator
(810) 989-5841

(810) 989-5848

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High School Graduation Requirements

Board-approved courses

Anti-Bullying/Cyber-Bullying Policy
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The academy is chartered by the St. Clair County Regional Educational Service Agency. Its partners are:

  • St. Clair County Community College
  • Algonac High School
  • Capac High School
  • Memphis High School
  • Port Huron High School
  • Port Huron Northern High School
  • Yale High School
  • Virtual Learning Academy