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.