November 12, 2019
Ferris State University’s FerrisNow Program set a new record for fall high school student enrollment with 958 students taking University courses this semester. Ferris is offering 88 course sections designated for high school students this fall.
August 30, 2019
Ferris State University will host the annual Michigan Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (MiCEP) Conference on October 9 at the University in Big Rapids. The conference will focus on best practices related to concurrent and dual enrollment, the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnership (NACEP) standards, and research that is relevant to college-in-high-school programs.
August 19, 2019
Ferris State University continues to increase college access for Michigan high school students. The University has added 5 new secondary school partners and 11 new instructors to its FerrisNow Program for the upcoming academic year.
August 13, 2019
New FerrisNow students should follow these steps before their University course begins.
April 30, 2019
FerrisNow students from the Wilson Talent Center’s risk management and insurance program participated in the Mock Auto Claim at the Accident Fund in Lansing on April 15. Students were given a scenario about an auto accident that involved two individuals, Sparty and Wolv E. Rine. Cliff Miller of the Tri-County Agency of Tawas, MI, assisted with the mock auto claim, along with Brad Bush and Jake Dye from Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance of Lansing.
March 27, 2019
Charlotte High School’s partnership with Ferris State University’s FerrisNow Program began in 2014. Ten students took the first Ferris classes offered at Charlotte. Since then, the number of students has grown to 180 students. Students have the opportunity to take 11 different University courses on the high school site.
March 19, 2019
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. There were 91 total attendees including Ferris faculty and staff.
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. Harbor Beach is nearly an hour away from the closest community college and is an hour and 45-minute drive to the nearest university campus.
Ferris State University has collaborated with the Wilson Talent Center since 2015 to provide University courses to high school students. The Wilson Talent Center (WTC) is a career and technical education center serving the Ingham Intermediate School District. WTC students have earned 996 credit hours through FerrisNow since Fall 2015.
Ferris State University’s FerrisNow program posted record fall enrollment in 2018 with 946 high school students enrolled in Ferris concurrent enrollment, dual enrollment, and Woodbridge Promise College Prep classes. This is the highest number of high school student enrolled during a fall term through the University.
FerrisNow instructor John Moran was named the Teacher of the Year by the Optimist Club of Charlotte on September 13. Moran, who teaches Ferris State University political science classes at Charlotte High School, was recognized for his exemplary leadership as a teacher and for 33 years of dedicated service to public education.
The Wilson Talent Center recently announced that it will add a Risk Management and Insurance pathway through its Early College. The news was shared at the last Wilson Talent Center Advisory meeting.
Through this pathway, students may earn up to 55 credit hours before they complete their 13th year of high school Students will take general education and business courses including five Risk Management and Insurance courses through Ferris.
Presentations from the 2018 FerrisNow Conference are available online. Click here to visit the conference webpage and download the presentations.
The Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships has unveiled its FerrisNow branding. The FerrisNow brand encompasses all Ferris programs and collaborations that provide opportunities for high school students to earn college credit through concurrent enrollment, dual enrollment, career and education planning, college study methods and the Woodbridge Promise College Prep programs.