FasTrack to College

Southfield Public Schools offers multiple programs that allow students to save money on college tuition by earning college credits in high school! All of these programs are available at Southfield High School for the Arts and Technology. University High School Academy offers Dual Enrollment and the Advanced Placement programs.


Dual Enrollment Program

Program Overview
Dual Enrollment gives high school students the opportunity to enroll in university courses and earn  college credits while completing their high school degree. All tuition, books and fees are paid for by Southfield Public Schools. Courses are held  at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Wayne State University-Farmington and Oakland Community College (all) campuses.

The purpose of this program is to supplement and enrich your educational experience by allowing your student to pursue coursework which otherwise would not be available during his or her high school career. Students enrolled in the district Dual Enrollment program are expected expected to complete all high school graduation requirements, as outlined by the Michigan Merrit Curriculum (MMC) and Southfield Schools Board of Education. Students admitted to this program are granted full college / university privileges, including use of library and recreational facilities. 

How Does it Work?
Instead of a 1-7 class schedule,  students will take classes at their high school from hours 1-6, with their 7th hour class being their Dual Enrollment class. 

Course Limitations
Students are permitted to take academic courses that are eligible for tuition support from the State of Michigan Department of Education. However, courses that are a hobby, craft, recreational or a course that is in the areas of physical education, theology, divinity, or religious education, are not eligible for tuition support.

Fall 2017 Dual Enrollment Application
Wayne State University
Oakland Community College 
University of Michigan-Dearborn 

District Dual Enrollment Contact
Alise Collier

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Advanced Placement Program

Program Overview
Advanced Placement (AP) courses are college-level courses offered in high school. Southfield Public Schools offers a variety of courses that engage students and expose them to the rigors of college work, while getting the classroom support they need. Students who score well on AP Exams can earn credit and/or placement into advanced courses in college.

AP Course Offerings

  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • English Language & Composition
  • English Literature & Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • Human Geography
  • Physics
  • Seminar
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • US Government
  • US History
  • World History

District Advanced Placement Contact
Polly Siecinski

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International Baccalaureate Programme

The IB Diploma Programme is a college-level, internationally administered program that challenges high school students to explore the local impact of global events and discover how they uniquely contribute to the world. The program encourages critical thinking, independent research and community service. Students who successfully complete the IB Programme can earn credit and/or placement into college courses.

District International Baccalaureate Contact
Jeffrey Kenward

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