School District of the City of Saginaw, in cooperation with its
business partners, Dow Chemical Company and the Saginaw Business
Education Partnership, launched the Michigan Scholars Program
in 2006 at a local level.
one of two Michigan school districts (Howell is the other) selected
to pilot the Michigan Scholars Program, which is designed to
raise the academic bar for all high school students. Michigan
Scholars is an effort by Saginaw Public School educators and
area business leaders to encourage students to complete challenging
courses during high school that will prepare them for quality
jobs or higher education after graduation. The Scholars Course
of Study gives students the foundation they will need to succeed
in a technical school, community college, university, the military
or industry after graduation.
The Michigan Scholars pilot program encourages students to complete a specific sequence of rigorous academic courses in math, science, language arts, and social studies during high school that will make them stronger candidates for jobs or higher education.