In the fall of 2013, The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) offered a grant opportunity to ensure that Michigan secondary students had the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school.

Alpena Public Schools was awarded a portion of this grant to service Region 4, which includes six counties and three Career and Technical Education (CTE) centers located at Cheboygan Area High School, Gaylord High School, and Alpena High School.

The goal of the Region 4 Articulation grant is to create meaningful agreements that allow high school students to earn college credit for their CTE classes that are aligned with courses taught at the college level. No tuition is charged for these credits. Click here to visit our Schools and Agreements page.

In addition, Alpena Public Schools was able to use this grant to aid in the start of the Alpena Early College. This is a tuition free collaborative program between Alpena High School and Alpena Community College that provides students with a unique opportunity to complete up to 60 transferable credits by staying an extra year in high school. Click here to visit our Alpena Early College page.