Grand Valley State University has announced a new partnership with Rockford High School which allows Rockford High School students to take college courses in GVSU's Allied Health Science bachelor's degree program in Rockford.

The early college program will begin this fall. Students who participate can obtain six credit hours in Grand Valley's Allied Health Science bachelor's degree program, which will be taught at Rockford by a Grand Valley faculty member and will include discussion sessions led by a Rockford high school teacher.

Two courses will be offered: Medical Terminology and Introduction to Health Care.

Leaders from Grand Valley and Rockford Public Schools will officially sign the partnership agreement on Thursday, April 28.