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Alpena Early College students continue to excel at ACC

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Students in the Alpena Early College program continue to excel in the classroom.

The program allows students to earn college credits at Alpena Community College while attending Alpena High School.

Lee Fitzpatrick, coordinator of the Early College program for Alpena Public Schools, provided a board of education committee Tuesday, with an overview of the latest graduating class of 38 students, which is also the third group to complete the program.

Those 38 kids earned a combined 1,940.5 credits or an average of 51.06 credits per student. Eleven of the students earned more than 60 credits.

The cumulative grade point average of the class was 3.26. Twenty-three of the 38 earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

“We had excellent results again this year,” said Fitzpatrick, who also shared information on the current 11th and 12th grade Early College classes, both of which have cumulative GPAs over 3.19.

Class sizes are also getting bigger. Next year there will be a total of 75 students enrolled in three classes – two in fall and one in spring. Fitzpatrick hopes to reach a total of 100 students in four classes – two in fall and two in spring – in subsequent years.