The FY2023 Michigan budget allocated $10 million for the Academic Catch-Up Program (Sec. 216(a)). The program, administered by the Michigan Community College Association, supports community colleges’ efforts to combat learning loss among recent high school graduates who experienced interruptions to in-person learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Public Act 144 of 2022 outlines the requirements of the Academic Catch-Up Program. Community colleges must do all of the following to be considered eligible for the program:
Colleges are required to submit quarterly reports to MCCA. Links to the report forms will be sent to the individual who submitted the college's application in advance of each due date. Reports will include brief narrative questions, numbers and types of instructional sessions offered, and enrollment and demographic information for participating students. To view each report as a PDF, please click on the highlighted links below:
Office Hours for Academic Catch-Up (link is the same for all sessions) will be held on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00. Please click on the highlighted date to join a session:
Archived Virtual Workshops:
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MCCA observed several common themes across successful programs. The website clearly shares the program features, time commitment, and benefits to the student. The program is FREE to any participating student. The program provides assistance with registration, program and course selection, and securing financial aid and includes financial support to offset the cost of attending, either through vouchers or a stipend. The program includes “College Knowledge” instruction including campus orientation and tours and information about college services, academic expectations, and co-curricular and social opportunities. The program offers opportunities to self-assess career interests and explore options to identify a career pathway or major. Instruction is accelerated in reading, writing and/or mathematics with some degree of contextualized or active learning and academic support including tutoring, mentoring, and access to learning labs or instructional software. Programs leverage opportunities to build social capital and a sense of belonging and connection to the college prior to the initial term of enrollment.
For additional information, contact Jenny Schanker at email@example.com. This site will continue to be updated as colleges submit additional questions, program examples, or other resources.