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Secondary Partnerships

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Metropolitan Community College supports early college experiences for high school students by providing the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school. Students can take advantage of several programs such as Career Academy, College Now!, Kickstart Online, Concurrent Enrollment and Gateway to College. To learn about transferability to local four-year colleges, please visit the Articulation webpage.


Career Academy provides an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to learn specific career knowledge and skills prior to high school graduation. Career Academy programs culminate in a career certificate or specialist diploma.

CollegeNOW! is designed for high school students to offer a jumpstart on their college education with half-price tuition. Students enroll into sections taught by MCC faculty on campus or online.

Kickstart Online (KSOI) is a series of MCC general education courses for high school students. KSOI courses count toward most MCC degrees, are transferable, and may count toward high school credit.

Concurrent Enrollment is a partnership between MCC and high school districts. Students earn both high school credit and college credit simultaneously while attending their scheduled course in the high school classroom.

Gateway to College is a nationally recognized dual-credit high school diploma completion program. The program serves students ages 16-20 years old who would like an educational setting that is individually tailored for student success.

Summer Internship for Educators is an internship program is designed for area teachers, counselors or administrators to experience hands-on work that their students are typically seeking for employment.


  • Head start on earning college credits

  • Reduces tuition cost

  • Credits that may transfer

  • Less time to earn college degree

  • Easy transition from high school to college

  • Opportunity to explore fields of study

  • Access to college resources such as the library, tutoring or study groups

  • Supplement high school education


  • Applied Technology Center

  • Elkhorn Valley Campus

  • Fort Omaha Campus

  • Fremont Area Center

  • Sarpy Center

  • South Omaha Campus

  • Online

My Way:

MyWay is MCC's portal where students will have access to their academic records, class schedules, registration statements, invoices and other information. 

Need help logging in to MyWay? View the MyWay basic guide for more instructions.

ACE Scholarships:

Access College Early (ACE) Scholarship Program Act pays tuition and mandatory fees for qualified, low-income high school students to enroll in college courses at Nebraska colleges or universities.



Chuck Chevalier, associate vice president of Secondary Partnerships, 531-MCC-2368
Jordan Pirtle, director of Secondary Partnerships and Gateway to College, 531-MCC-2380
Angela McGraw, assistant director of Secondary Partnerships, 531-MCC-2397
Sarah Hayden, associate, 531-MCC-2735
Jacquie Woods, associate, 531-MCC-2366
Theresa Banark, records associate, 531-MCC-2810
Kayla Gillian, concurrent enrollment navigator (Millard Public Schools), 531-MCC-2325 
Taylor Worden, concurrent enrollment navigator (Bellevue, Blair, Ralston, Springfield Platteview, & Westside) 531-MCC-4021
Anthony Curcio, early career coordinator, 531-MCC-2547
Brad Goodman, early career coordinator, 531-MCC-2546
Will Smith, assistant director Gateway to College, 531-MCC-2482
Jermaine Ballard, resource specialist Gateway to College, 531-MCC-2488
Donna Neeman, resource specialist Gateway to College, 531-MCC-2484
Secondary Partnerships main line, 531-MCC-2213 
Metropolitan Community College Secondary Partnerships