Local College Access Network

Lapeer County Local College Access Network

Community Agenda for Education Attainment


Urgency for Change: 

The 21st Century global economy demands a workforce with an education beyond high school.  In order to build and sustain a vibrant economy and healthy community, Lapeer County must ensure all students pursue and complete a postsecondary degree or certificate.

 LCAN uses the term “college” to refer to the attainment of valuable postsecondary credentials beyond high school, including professional/technical certificates and academic degrees.

The Lapeer County Local College Access Network will…

  • Build a college-going culture and promote college and career readiness, employability skills, and success within Lapeer County.
  • Build awareness and exposure to postsecondary educational opportunities for families in Lapeer County.
  • Lower systemic barriers preventing students from pursuing postsecondary education. 

Our Network will…

  • Build a community which is socially, academically and financially prepared for postsecondary study by the end of students high school career
  • Educate and emphasize the importance of academic and career readiness as well as employability skills to all Lapeer County high school students.

Lapeer County high school graduates will…

  • Complete a college degree or postsecondary credential within 6 years of graduating high school.

    By 2025, 60% of Lapeer County residents will have a postsecondary degree or certificate 


Shared Goals and Metrics

  • Increase the percentage of graduating students who complete the FAFSA by June 30th
  • Increase the percentage of students who attain college credit during their high school career.                                                                                               
  • Increase the percentage of students meeting college readiness in all subject areas on a college entrance exam.
  • Increase the percentage of students enrolling at a postsecondary education institution within 12 months of high school graduation.
  • Increase the percentage of students who accumulate 24 college credits within 16 months of high school graduation.
  • Increase the percentage of students completing a postsecondary degree or certificate within 6 years.
  • Increase the number of Lapeer County residents who obtain a postsecondary degree or certificate. 


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