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. HSDCI classes are LCC courses where students earn college credit while completing diploma requirements. These classes utilize instructional methods customized to maximize the learning opportunity for potential students.
With the High School Diploma Completion Initiative, you can get your high school diploma and earn college credits at the same time.
Students take classes at Lansing Community College taught by LCC instructors. This year-round program expects daily attendance and hard work. In return, students will be able to receive a high school diploma from a host Ingham/Eaton county high school.
It's time to take the first step on the journey to a better life!
- You must between the ages of 16 and 19
- You must be enrolled or be able to reenroll in a participating Ingham or Eaton County high school.
- You must have completed at least 1/2 of the required high school credits needed to graduate from the host high school
How to Apply
- Complete the PDF FileHSDCI Application by printing off the application.
- Complete the Online Inquiry Record Form to attend Informational Meeting or call (517) 483-9707.
- Required documents for potential HSDCI Students
Maps and Districts Schools
The HSDCI serves students from Eaton and Ingham counties. Below is a list of the school districts we currently serve. Students enrolled in the HSDCI must be enrolled in one of these qualifying high schools to be eligible for the High School Diploma Completion Initiative. Students that successfully complete their required course plan will receive a diploma from their host (Ingham or Eaton county) high school. Graduates are honored by HSDCI at the end of each LCC semester at a graduation celebration hosted on LCC's West Campus. High school diplomas are processed and awarded by the student's Ingham or Eaton county host high school.
- Ingham Intermediate School District
- Dansville High School
- East Lansing High School
- Eastern High School - Please Note: Spring 2017, Final Semester of District Participation with Program
- Everett High School - Please Note: Spring 2017, Final Semester of District Participation with Program
- Haslett High School
- Holt High School
- Lansing School District - Please Note: Spring 2017, Final Semester of District Participation with Program
- Leslie High School
- Mason High School
- Okemos High School
- Sexton High School - Please Note: Spring 2017, Final Semester of District Participation with Program
- Stockbridge High School
- Waverly High School
- Webberville High School
- Williamston High School
1. Are online classes available for this program?
No, all new students to the HSDCI program take classes on the LCC main campus.
2. When are the HSDCI classes available?
Classes are Monday through Friday and usually run from 9am until 3 pm. The HSDCI program runs all year through the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters. HSDCI is accepting new students in fall/spring terms only
3. Is there a cost to the HSDCI classes
No. There is not a cost to students/families for participation with HSDCI. Tuition, books and materials are provided. Food and transportation supplements are available and earned by students through participation in program activities.
4. How many credits is half of the credits required to graduate?
It depends on the host high school that the potential student enrolls in. Contact the counselor of the host high school you plan to enroll in for the number of credits required to graduate. It is typically between 11 and 14 credits.
5. What if I do not meet the age eligibility requirement?
The age eligibility requirement is 16-19 years old. However if you have an IEP, it may be possible to still join the HSDCI program. For further information please contact the HSDCI office. If you do not have a IEP, you can contact the Center For Transitional Learning at LCC for information on their GED program.