Douglas r. Welch High School
Changes at Welch put diploma within reach
Welch High School welcomes 15-19 year olds in need of diploma
Douglas R. Welch High School, headquartered in the new Douglas R. Welch Community Education Center on Harrison Street, helps Ionia Public Schools accomplish its mission to educate all students by offering a variety of daytime classes and services for students in grades 10-12.
High school age students who may more successfully complete high school in a non-traditional setting may attend Welch High School. The goal of Welch is to help students attain graduation and employability and to prevent students from dropping out.
If you are a high school age student who would like to earn your high school diploma in order to give yourself an opportunity to compete for jobs that require a high school diploma, allow you to apply for admission to a community college, or make you eligible to join the military services, the staff at Douglas R. Welch High School in Ionia can help you achieve that goal.
The requirements for a high school diploma at Douglas R. Welch High School, formerly Alternative Ed, have changed. These requirements do meet state requirements for a high school diploma.
Welch High School permits you to receive your high school diploma by earning just 19 credits (16 Michigan Merit Curriculum courses and 3 elective courses). The credits you have already earned may count toward the 19 credits you must earn to graduate.
This is a fantastic opportunity. Also, if you are 15-19 years of age, you are eligible to attend. If you are 19 on September 1, and don’t turn 20 until after September 1st, you can attend Douglas R. Welch High School in Ionia for the full year. Welch welcomes 5th year seniors.
Want to complete your dream of earning a high school diploma right here in Ionia? Many of you are so close! Welch can offer flexible scheduling to fit your needs. Don’t know how many credits you need? The Welch staff would be happy to check your high school record for you.
Please call Principal Beth Davis at 616 -527-3530 for enrollment opportunities and other information.
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