Dual-Enrollment & UM Flint DEEP
The University of Michigan-Flint is collaborating with Holly High School to offer the Dual Enrollment Educational Partnerships (DEEP) Program courses for students to take at Clarkston or Fenton High School.
The DEEP program allows motivated and qualified students to earn college credit by taking accredited courses through UM-Flint at Clarkston or Fenton High School. DEEP courses are taught on a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday schedule each week. Courses are taught during the regular high school academic day, providing students with time to participate in additional classes and after-school activities. DEEP courses generally follow the UM-Flint academic calendar. However, UM-Flint faculty will accommodate each high school's Spring Break.
Program Qualifications: A selection process and criteria will be developed by Holly High School in collaboration with UM-Flint. UM-Flint has established the following general expectations for DEEP program enrollees:
- An overall grade point average of 3.25+
- An interest in post-secondary study in the appropriate professional field
- The ability, maturity and motivation to undertake successfully the rigor and content of college-level coursework
- A favorable recommendation from the high school principal or counselor addressing the success of the applicant in a college preparatory high school curriculum, including successful completion of 3+ years of HS English with strong writing skills, and other similar characteristics
- Excellent attendance in high school courses
Cost: The DEEP program will be offered to HHS students and families at a reduced-tuition rate.
University Credit: Students who participate in this program will be dual-enrolled in their home high schools and the UM-Flint. Credit earned will be part of an official UM-Flint transcript. These credits are applicable to four-year degree programs at UM-Flint and potentially transferable to other institutions.
*Students who intend to transfer these credits to another institution are advised that their intended/preferred transfer institution determines which credits will transfer. The UM-Flint courses selected for the DEEP program are considered by faculty as desirable because they will:
- Help students develop a stronger academic foundation in the profession being studied, and,
- Accustom students to the rigors of college-level work.
At Clarkston High School:
- Medical Science (13 College Credits)
- English / Humanities (12 College Credits)
- Liberal Arts (12 College Credits)
At Fenton High School:
- Pre-Engineering (13 College Credits)
For information about courses in each program and additional information, please click here.
*Program courses are subject to change according to UM-Flint discretion.
Applications are available in the HHS Student Services office, and should be turned in to your counselor or Mrs. Burns by March 2, 2021.
For more information about the DEEP program and courses available, please visit the University of Michigan-Flint DEEP website at https://www.umflint.edu/k12/deep-programs.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- What days do students have classes?
- DEEP courses are taught on a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday schedule each week. DEEP courses are taught during the regular high school academic day, providing students with time to participate in additional classes and after-school activities.
- What does my daily schedule look like when I’m in this program?
- Students will attend HHS classes and lunch from 1-3rd hours. Students will leave to attend UM Flint classes at Clarkston or Fenton during 4-5th hours.
- Which academic calendar does the program follow? Holly or UM Flint?
- DEEP courses generally follow the UM-Flint academic calendar. However, UM-Flint faculty will accommodate each high school's Spring Break.
- Are these classes weighted?
- No. The only classes that are weighted at Holly High School are AP (Advanced Placement) classes. UM Flint DEEP courses will be unweighted letter grades on a student’s transcript.
- If I’m taking the English / Humanities program at UM Flint DEEP, can I count this toward my English requirement at HHS?
- Yes. English 111 and 112 count toward a students yearly English requirement for graduation.
- If I’m taking the Medical Sciences program at UM Flint DEEP, can I count this toward my Science requirement at HHS?
- Yes. Biology counts toward a student’s junior year Science requirement for graduation.
- I’m struggling with my classes at UM Flint DEEP. I can just ask my HHS counselor for help, right?
- Although we will try, the counselors at HHS are very limited in the help they can provide to students in the DEEP program. Students are truly college level students, so they must advocate for themselves in these situations.
- When is tuition due and how do I pay it?
- Tuition is due for the program in July for the Fall semester, and November for the Winter semester. Payment should be made to Holly Schools through check to Central Office or payment via Skyward. If payments are not received by the due dates, students will be dropped from the program and rescheduled with classes at HHS.