"Every child has the capacity to be everything" ~ Doris Lessing

The education of our kids is so important not only to their future, but ours as well, that's why this news is so exciting for Flint and the entire area.

This fall, our community will welcome a brand-new high school, made possible through a dynamic partnership between the University of Michigan-Flint and the Flint Cultural Center Academy. This collaboration marks a significant investment in our youth and the future of Flint, promising innovative educational opportunities right in the heart of our city.

The University of Michigan-Flint announced that it will house the Flint Cultural Center Academy's new high school at its Northbank Center beginning this fall. The parties have agreed to a 3-year lease for the space that will serve as the new school set to welcome students this fall.

Currently, the Flint Cultural Center Academy campus welcomes students in grades K-8 only. The new high school location will welcome 50 9th graders to start the 2024-2025 school year. "Since the inception of the Flint Cultural Center Academy, K-12 educational opportunities have always been part of the plan," said Eric Lieske, CEO of FCCA. 

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Although the first year of the new high school will see just 9th-grade students, the goal is to increase the number each year. According to U of M-Flint, the 10th grade is going live in 2025, the 11th grade in 2026, and the 12th grade in 2027.

 "Discussion and much investigation have taken place over the last three years about where these high school opportunities would take place for FCCA students. We are pleased to partner with the University of Michigan-Flint in order to provide innovative and experiential learning activities for our secondary students", Lieske said.

The new collaboration space between FCCA and UM-Flint will cover a 5,200-square-foot space at first with the option to expand in the coming years.  Classes are set to start on August 1st for the high schoolers.

For more information about enrollment at FCCA visit their website here. Stay tuned for more updates as we approach the grand opening. Together, we’re building a brighter future for Flint!

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