Van Buren Early College
- Ready for a challenge?
- Looking for a new experience?
- Eager to begin college?
Van Buren Early College Mission:
Through coordinated, rigorous, and accelerated
educational and work experiences involving partnerships between high schools,
career-technical education, and community colleges we will prepare students for
Van Buren Early College Program History:
The Van Buren Early College got its start as the Van Buren Early College Health
Alliance (VBECHA) in the Fall of 2011. VBECHA was an Early College Health Alliance operated by the Van Buren
Intermediate School District, and was developed in partnership with:
-Bronson LakeView Hospital;
-Kalamazoo Valley Community College;
-Lake Michigan College; and
-South Haven Health System
Beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year VBECHA was expanded to include students from
all programs at the Van Buren Technology Center and the name of the program
changed to the Van Buren Early College.
Van Buren Early College Vision:
The Van Buren Early College provides an opportunity for students to complete their
Michigan Merit Curriculum graduation requirements, while simultaneously gaining
knowledge, skills, work experience and transferable credit, towards either a
program certification, or major area of study.
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