Enrollment for the 2021 cohort is now open

Applications for the Blue Water Middle College Academy 2021 cohort will be accepted between January 1 and March 31, 2021.

Partner High School
overview sessions

Learning about the Blue Water Middle College Academy and your role as a student of your home high school, the middle college and St. Clair County Community College (SC4) if you enroll is a very important part of the enrollment process.  Live, online opportunities to do so are scheduled in late January and early February.  The date and time for each school is listed below as well as how to access the live online events.

Partner High School Date and Time How to Access the virtual presentation
Algonac High School Jan. 25
6:00 pm
Zoom Meeting Link: 
Capac High School Feb. 9th
7:00 pm
BWMCA presentation is part of CHS
Opportunity Night.  Link to access the
will event be emailed to Capac
students and parents.
Memphis High School Feb. 10th
5:45 pm
The session will be set up by Memphis
HS, so please look for access info from
your counselor.
Port Huron High School Feb. 8th
6:00 pm
The BWMCA overview will be part
of a Facebook Live event on the PHHS
Facebook page. Check with your high
school for more details.
Port Huron Northern H.S. Feb. 3rd
6:00 pm
Zoom meeting link:
Yale High School Jan 28th
6:00 pm
Zoom meeting link:

Enrollment Process

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)  Participate in an online overview presentation about the Blue Water Middle College that is tailored to students at each of our partner high schools.  (See schedule above.)

D)  Contact any of middle college staff member to have your questions answered.  Our names and contact information are listed on our website home page.

2.  Interested students must submit an application no later than March 31, 2021.  *Note: Yale students must submit an application by Tuesday, February 16th.  A link to the online application is on the right side of this page.

3.  Students who apply (and at least one of their parents or guardians) must 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 students.  Note: Due to the continuing risk of Covid-19, enrollment interviews will be conducted via videoconference or phone.

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

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

6.  New students must attend our new student orientation in August.

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 no later than March 31, 2021. (Yale students must apply no later than Feb. 16.)

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.