Enrollment for the 2020 cohort is now open

Applications for the 2020 new student cohort will be accepted between January 1 and March 31.  â€‹Yale students -- Apply no later than Feb. 18, 2020.

The enrollment process consists of the following steps:

1.  Learn about the Blue Water Middle College Academy:
A)  Explore the BWMCA website, especially the "About BWMC" page.

B)  Read the "Student/Parent Information" document (link at the right).

C)  Attend an evening presentations at one of the partner high schools. (Schedule below)

D)  Attend the BWMCA Open House at SC4 on Saturday, Feb. 8th.
(Details below)

E)  Contact any of middle college staff member listed on the home page with questions.

2.  Interested students must submit an application no later than March 31, 2019.  *Note: Yale students must submit an application by Tuesday, February 18th.

3.  Students who apply (and at least one of their parents or guardians) meet with a middle college staff member for an enrollment interview. The goal of the interview is for students to get an individualized picture of the benefits and challenges of becoming a middle college student.

4.  After the interview, students deciding to enroll must sign an agreement acknowledging expectations and requirements of Blue Water Middle College Academy.

5.  SC4 placement testing must be completed in the spring along with other registration requirements.

6.  Student must attend new student orientation session in June consisting of two half-days.

Overview Presentation Schedule

Blue Water Middle College staff present information and answer questions about the middle college program.  Dates noted with an asterisk (*) indicate that other program and course options for students will be presented at the high school that evening.

While some of the information shared will be specific to the school hosting the presentation, most of it is applicable to students from any partner high school or current homeschooled students.  You do not have to be a student at the host school to attend the session there.

 School Date/Time
Algonac High School January 20th
6:00 p.m.
Capac High School
January 15th
6:00 p.m.*
Memphis High School February 5th
6:00 p.m.*
Port Huron High School
February 4th
7:00 p.m.*
Port Huron Northern High School January 21st
6:00 p.m.
Yale High School
January 20th
7:00 p.m.

*Blue Water Middle College presentation part of an evening where other options for current 10th grade students will be presented at the high school.  Contact your high school or look for announcements about the evening as the date gets closer.

BWMCA Open House

The BWMCA Open House is scheduled for Saturday, February 8, from 10 a.m. until noon at the middle college office in the Applied Technology Center building on the campus of SC4.  Here is a link to a map of SC4's campus.

Meet BWMCA staff and current students to learn more about the middle college and have your questions answered. Refreshments will be available, and you can visit some of SC4's buildings while you are on campus.

To Apply:

Students can apply online or by printing and mailing or emailing a hard copy application.  Links to both are below.  Applications must be received not later than March 31, 2020. (Yale students must apply no later than Feb. 18.)

Online application

Hard copy (PDF) application

Student/Parent Information Document

Click here for a detailed description of the middle college program and information students and parents should consider as they decide whether the middle college is right for them.

Link to photo of BWMCA student

Click on the photo above to link to nice article published on the online newsletter, "The Keel", about the Blue Water Middle College Academy.  It describes the unique partnerships that makes this opportunity possible for St. Clair County students.