The goal of Decision Day is to recognize high school seniors for their postsecondary plans and encourage younger students and families to prepare early for postsecondary education.
Decision Day is inspired by the NCAA’s National Signing Day to reinforce that excellence in the classroom should be given as much excitement as an athlete.
Michigan’s College Decision Day was launched in 2014. Previously, high schools were hosting College Decision Day activities in isolation. The Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) launched an official statewide campaign and provided the training and technical assistance as well as the resources needed to help other schools quickly and easily host Decision Day.
College Decision Day is held annually on or around May 1 and is designed to coincide with the date that most seniors must inform a college of their plans to enroll.
Source: Michigan College Access Network
Manistee County Decision Day events
This year, each high school in Manistee County will be celebrating Decision Day through a multitude of events, plans, and celebration involving not only their seniors but other students as well. Each student will be given a “Decision Day” T-shirt, through the support and generosity of Launch Manistee, Rotary Club of Manistee, and Sports Ink. Bear Lake, Brethren, CASMAN, Manistee Catholic Central and Onekama will hold events on Monday, May 2nd; Manistee High School will hold their event on Tuesday, May 3rd.
Manistee Catholic Central Seniors on Decision Day