The ConnCAP program connects current high school students with resources to develop the skills and motivation necessary to succeed in post-secondary educational programs. Through college-level seminars and peer mentoring, ConnCAP will help students transition from high school to college.

  • Take seminars in English or environmental field science, plus a section on navigating college
  •  Earn eligibility to take college-level courses at MCC while still in high school
  • Work with MCC students and instructors to navigate life in college
  • Graduate from high school with credit toward a certificate or degree
  • Students can petition for high school elective credit at the end of each seminar
  • U-Pass provided for public transportation

ConnCAP is free to eligible students (tuition and fees waived for seminars). Students can expect to spend six hours/week plus travel to and from the MCC campus.


  • Students must be sixteen years of age or older, recommended by a school counselor or teacher and identified as an ‘underachieving student’ (based on grades, high school transcripts, test scores)
  • ConnCAP students are considered part of the MCC community and must adhere to all college policies including:
    • Must be vaccinated to participate
    • Masks and physical distancing required inside
    • Must be prepared to work outside in most weather
    • Willingness to participate, curiosity and sense of adventure

For more information and to refer a student, fill out this interest form.

This program is supported by the CT Office of Higher Education.