All three of these early college programs allow students to both graduate high school and get an associate degree or trade certification in five years. They are collaborations between Dearborn Public Schools and Henry Ford College The programs are free to students and their families. They are housed on the college campus. Dearborn students can be bused to the school from their home high school (Edsel Ford, Fordson or Dearborn High) and may also participate in sports, clubs and other activities at their home high school through 12th grade.
Henry Ford Early College
This small high school is a collaboration between the district, college and the Henry Ford Health System. Students enter the school in the 9th grade to pursue a career in health care. Successful completion of the five- year program results in students earning a high school diploma and an associate of science degree, a career-ready certificate, and/or up to two years of college credit.
Henry Ford Early College-Advanced Manufacturing- Powered by Ford
This school has obtained a grant from Ford Motor Company. Students enter the school in the 9th grade to pursue a career in a manufacturing-related field. Successful completion of the five-year program results in students earning a high school diploma and an associate of science degree, a career-ready certificate, and/or up to two years of college credit.
Henry Ford Early College-School of Education
This, the newest of the early colleges, allows students to pursue an education-related degree such as pre-education or child development before transfering to a four-year university. Students will also get hands on experience in classrooms around the district and certification as a paraprofessional (classroom aide).