Charlotte High School’s partnership with Ferris State University’s FerrisNow Program began in 2014. The CHS administration and staff are dedicated to providing students with college credit and the skills they need to be successful. Read more about Charlotte High School and its Oriole 6-Pack.
Ferris State University hosted its annual FerrisNow Conference at the University Center on March 18. The purpose of the conference is to promote strong partnerships between high schools, career and technical education centers, intermediate school districts and the University. Sixty-three representatives from Ferris’ secondary school partners were in attendance. Read more about the 2019 conference.
One of the purposes of Ferris State University’s FerrisNow Program is to expand college access, especially in areas where students may not live in close proximity to a college or university. In 2014, Harbor Beach High School, which is located on the western shore of Lake Huron, began offering Ferris courses to its students to increase college access and help students discover their passions. Read more about Harbor Beach High School.
High School Students
Ferris State University offers several FerrisNow programs that allow high school students to get a jump start on their college education.
High School and Career Tech Centers
Ferris is proud to partner with high schools, career and technical education centers, and early/middle colleges in Michigan to provide college-credit opportunities to high school students at all academic levels.
- Guidelines for Ferris Faculty teaching courses in high schools and career tech centers
- Faculty liaison expectations and responsibilities
Ferris college credit opportunities
Secondary articulation provides high school students with an opportunity to earn college credit for work completed in their high school or career and technical education programs. The articulation agreement outlines specific guidelines for a seamless transfer from one institution to the other. Students use articulation agreements to ensure that the courses they complete in high school will not have to be repeated at Ferris State University.
Through articulated agreements between Ferris, the Michigan Department of Education and high schools and career centers, students are able to apply for college credit after completing approved career technical education programs. As a result, students are eligible to begin their studies at Ferris State beyond entry-level coursework.
Ferris is pleased to offer several Career and Education Planning courses to students at the secondary level and to non-traditional students. The CARE courses provide students with opportunities to explore college programs, careers, and employment viability. Students discover how educational planning can help them with their lifelong career decision-making process.
Ferris offers several college readiness programs to prepare students for college-ready coursework. Classes include college reading and English, and College Study Methods. These classes help students improve their essential academic and college success skills.
Concurrent Enrollment courses are taught at a high school or career technical center. Concurrent Enrollment classes are actual Ferris State University courses that mirror the same classes taught on any FSU campus. The classes are taught by high school instructors who have been approved by Ferris State faculty. The courses are taught during the normal high school day. Students are registered, assessed, and receive grades on a college transcript in the same manner as students in the same classes on campus.
Dual enrollment courses are college courses that are taught by an adjunct or full-time professor at one of the Ferris State University locations, online or in a high school setting. Courses can be used for both high school and college credit. Students must meet legislated dual enrollment guidelines to enroll for dual enrollment. Some dual enrollment courses may be offered at a high school location.
The purpose of the Woodbridge Promise College Prep Programs is to allow eligible students to:
- Establish credit and proficiency in mathematics, reading and English beyond the developmental level before starting postsecondary work.
- Enhance their admissions credentials so that they may qualify for admission to a postsecondary institution of their choice.
- Enhance their knowledge of core subjects to improve their ACT scores for postsecondary admission and financial aid.
- Complete college credits during high school to enhance their prospects for secondary completion and shorten the time to degree completion and reduce student debt.
- Achieve college-ready awareness by the time they graduate from high school.
The Woodbridge Promise College Prep Program may be offered in a one-year or eight-week summer format.