2,800 Maine high school students are currently taking college courses at a Maine community college, gaining college credit and saving time and money on their college education. Explore this page and learn more about:
Programs for High School Students
If you are still in high school and looking for opportunities to challenge yourself or prepare for the next stage of your life, check out these programs available through Maine’s community colleges:
Early College for ME: A program designed to help high school students who are undecided about their future learn more about college. Participants from 80 Maine high schools receive academic support and guidance. They may be eligible to take a free college class as a high school senior and may receive a scholarship of up to $2,000 to a Maine community college.
On Course for College: A program that makes it possible for qualified Maine high school juniors and seniors to enroll in courses at a Maine community college at little or no cost.
Future for ME: High school juniors and seniors interested in a career in precision machining are provided guidance and scholarships to help them enroll in YCCC’s precision machining technology program.
Maine Maritime Academy Prep: An agreement with Maine Maritime Academy enables students who have not yet met all of the Academy’s rigorous academic requirements to complete necessary coursework at a Maine community college and then enroll in the Academy.