Early College Options

Southfield Public Schools offers two exciting early college options for students at Southfield High School for the Arts & Technology and University High School Academy. These programs allow students to earn college credit or even a degree, free of charge, while they are in high school.

Oakland Schools Accelerated College Experience (ACE) Program

To be eligible to apply for the ACE Program, students must:

  • Be a current 10th-grade student in a participating high school
  • Have a high school GPA of 2.0, or higher, with all 9th and 10th grade Michigan Merit Curriculum requirements completed
  • Earn qualifying scores on Reading and Writing placement tests administered during the application process.


Oakland Schools Technical Campus is a rigorous three-year program offering high school students an early start in post-secondary training to better prepare them for high-skill, high-demand and high-wage careers.

During the 11th and 12th grades, students take high school requirements, an OSTC program and college courses that align with a technical degree. Students attend Oakland Community College full-time during an added 13th year, completing their high school diploma and potentially earning an associate degree.

The cost for college tuition and books are covered for participants in this program. Students and their families are responsible for transportation to Oakland Community College.


District Dual Enrollment Contact:
Alise Collier-Vaughn