Spring 2009 |
In these difficult economic times, it is more important than ever to be
responsible with your money; at the same time, it is vitally important to be
the best qualified you can be for a job. There is no better way to do that
than to have a solid education.
MCC is ready to support our community in meeting these needs, and one of
our strongest initiatives is through Secondary Partnerships—programs
designed to get high school students into college early and affordably,
preparing them for the future.
Secondary Partnerships supports the career development and successful
academic transition of students from high school to college. Students have the
opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school through dual
enrollment, advanced placement, high school transfer credit or programs like
our Career Academies where students attend a sequence of career classes with a
cohort of their peers, many of which culminate in a specialist diploma.
CollegeNOW! is the premier program of Secondary Partnerships specifically
designed for high school students to get a jumpstart on their education.
CollegeNOW! began Spring 2007 with select courses open to high school juniors
and seniors. The program has been so successful and the importance so widely
recognized that MCC expanded the program this year to all courses and any high
Further enhancing the benefit of our Secondary Partnerships programs is the
affordability. For the past year, MCC has offered reduced tuition—a 50
percent discount—to high school students in our four-county service area
of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington. Through a resolution by the MCC Board
of Governors, in March this discount will extend to high school students
across Nebraska providing the best opportunities and a solid foundation for
the future workforce of Nebraska.
MCC continues to expand opportunities to all members of our community with
youth representing just one area. To learn more about what MCC has to offer,