High School Diploma Completion Initiative

The High School Diploma Completion Initiative (HSDCI) is a unique opportunity for mid-Michigan students who have disconnected from their high school to jump-start their education and career preparation.









High School Diploma Completion Initiative at Lansing Community College (HSDCI) is designed to provide today's high school dropouts with the tools to be successful in a demanding society and career. HSDCI classes are LCC courses where students earn college credit concurrently while completing diploma requirements. While HSDCI courses are mainstream college courses that are part of curricula at LCC, instructional methods at HSDCI are customized to maximize the learning opportunity for high school students.

HSDCI also features creative classroom learning environments and work-base learning experience. HSDCI graduates have options to seek employment, further education, or a combination of both as they complete their college studies. A team of partners, including LCC, Ingham Intermediate School District (IISD) and other business and industry leaders are committed to developing college-level curriculum for diploma completion as well as advanced training for work in high-demand technical careers.

Mission

High School Diploma Completion Initiative will provide and sustain a unique non-traditional program for students within a system that is nurturing, collaborative, supportive and skill-focused, leading to a high school diploma, post-secondary advanced training , certificate, associate degree, and economic independence.

Vision

High School Diploma Completion Initiative will become an exemplary model of non-traditional education, producing students that are life-long learners, prepared for success in a globally competitive world that requires creativity, flexibility, and advanced skills.

Beliefs

  • We value the democracy we live in and believe that a literate, participatory citizenry is essential to the health and longevity of one's community and country. 
  • We value student goals through high expectations, supportive environments, and positive relationships.
  •  We value economic independence and believe all students can earn a diploma, gain meaningful employment, be productive members of society, and continue life-long learning.
  • We value human dignity and believe respect for self, others, and property is essential to a quality learning experience.
  • We value individual talents and believe in connecting with student interests, multiple approaches to learning, relevant curriculum, and student-driven programs.
  • We value student responsibility and believe that students should be a part of the decision-making process.

Lansing Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Lansing Community College does not discriminate against individuals in its programs or activi11es on the basis of race, color, age, religion or creed, national 01igm 01ances try, familial status, disability, pregnancy, marital status, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other factor prohibited by law. The college's discrimination and harassment policies are available at lcc.edu/policy.

Contact

Micki O'Neil
Executive Director/Chief Communications Officer
517.244.1212

Tracie Bowie
HSDCI Director
214 Mackinaw Building (MB)
1850 - Mail Code HSDCI
517.483.9709

HSDCI Student Supports
 

  • Restricted Courses: small classes, dedicated instructor
  • Supplemental Instruction: support for core subjects
  • Structured Study: support for assignment completion and study skills
  • Team Time: college knowledge, career exploration, employability skills
  • Support Services: Academic Success Coaches, Counseling, Advising
  • Dedicated Case Manager
  • Work-Based Learning including field trips and mock interviews
  • Transportation
  • Food cost supplements
  • 9:00 am start time