The GEC Insider
Welcome Back GEC Students & Families! 2023-2024
Dear GEC Family,
As the principal of Genesee Early College, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for another great year at GEC. It is our mission to help every student feel welcomed, connected, and a part of our GEC family. We strive to challenge your students academically and help them grow into successful high school and college students. At GEC, we have great teachers who spend hours planning and creating classroom activities to engage our students in learning. We want all of our students to leave GEC prepared to complete their postsecondary education and thrive in meaningful careers.
Our most exciting news is that we have completed our move to French Hall which is located in the heart of the University of Michigan - Flint campus. We welcome you to tour our new space and find your classroom at our Open House on Thursday, August 31, 2023, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Students and parents should park in Lot A which is located near the Recreation Center. You will find a couple of maps in this newsletter to help guide you. This will also be the location of student and family parking during the school year, and where families can drop off and pick up their students each day.
One final piece of news that I have to share is that GEC counselor, Betsy Wambaugh, has taken a counseling position at another local school. We will truly miss the guidance and commitment she has given to this program and its students. Until we fill her position, please contact Assistant Principal, Mrs. Thomas, with any concerns that you have.
I am honored to serve as your principal. It is truly a privilege to be a part of a community where families, teachers, and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth. Please feel free to contact me at 810-591-5115 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once again, welcome back! Enjoy these last few moments of summer with your family and friends, and we can't wait to share in your educational journey and your early college experience this fall.
You will find us in Suite 454 on the 4th floor of French Hall!
Genesee Early College Open House
Join us on Thursday, August 31st, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for an open house for students and families. Come see our new space at French Hall, find your classrooms, and find your way to French Hall from the new pick-up and drop-off location in Parking Lot A.
Thursday, Aug 31, 2023, 05:00 PM
327 East Kearsley Street, Flint, MI, USA
Parking & Student Pick-up and Drop-off Area at UM-Flint
U of M Flint Map
You will enter Parking Lot A off of Campus Dr. Parking Lot A is a flat lot behind the UM -Flint Recreation Center. The easiest way to enter Campus Dr. is from E. Boulevard Dr. off of Robert T. Longway.
Map of Parking Lot A
August 25 - First Day for Genesee Career Institute
August 28- First day for University of Michigan - Flint
August 31 - GEC Open House, 5:00 - 7:00 pm., 4th Floor French Hall
September 5 - First Day of School at GEC - 7:45 a.m.
September 7 - 11th Grade Focus Meeting - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
September 15 - 12th Grade Focus Meeting - 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
September 22 - 13th Year Focus Meeting - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This is an updated version of the 2023-2024 GEC School Calendar. Please note that there have been updates to the calendar.
Genesee Career Institute Information
Classes at the Genesee Career Institute begin on August 25th! The bus from GCI will be here to pick students up everyday at the following times:
- 1st Session - 6:05 a.m.
- 2nd Session - 8:20 a.m.
- 3rd Session - 11:10 a.m.
The GCI bus will pick students up in the GEC pick-up/drop-off lane in Parking Lot A by the Rec Center. Please see the map below, and contact us if you have any questions.
Students are now able to come to the GEC main office to check out college textbooks for the fall semester. Please follow the directions in the College Materials Process/Procedures form attached below. A copy of the check-out form is also attached. Please remember that we will not check out fall materials until you have returned college textbooks from last spring.
Chromebook Insurance Payments
Every student is required to submit a payment of $30.00 each school year to cover the cost of insurance for their Chromebook. We accept cash, checks or money orders. Checks and money orders should be made out to the Genesee Intermediate School District.
We know that you are super busy and that you may prefer to receive information from us in different ways. At GEC we have several ways that we send out information; phone calls, email, Google Classroom and text messaging with Remind.
We encourage you to sign up for Remind to get messages sent right to your cell phone through text or notification. To join Remind, text @gecparents to the number 81010.
If you aren't on our Google Classroom, go to classroom.google.com, click on Go to Classroom, and you can join by using this classroom code - wbcvzah.