Opportunities for high school students

Now is a great time to start thinking about college. At Maricopa Community Colleges, we have programs to help you jump from high school to college-level coursework without missing a beat. You might even be able to get an early start on your college credits.

Earn college credit

Start earning college credit while you’re still in high school.

Save on tuition

With lower in-county resident tuition rates than universities, we help make college affordable.

Transfer your credits

Make sure your hard work pays off. Transfer the credits you’ve earned.

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Dual Enrollment

Get a head start on your future by taking college-level courses on your high school campus. Dual Enrollment – getting high school and college credit at the same time – can help you save on tuition costs later and improve your odds for academic success.

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Achieving a College Education (ACE)

If you don’t think a college degree is an achievable goal for you, this nationally recognized scholarship program might change your mind. ACE helps eligible students earn up to 24 transferable college credits before high school graduation.

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Hoop of learning

The Maricopa Hoop of Learning program helps reduce the economic and cultural barriers American Indian students may face. We’re here to support you at every Maricopa Community Colleges location as you go from high school to college.

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Concurrent enrollment

You can enroll in courses at Maricopa Community Colleges and take classes with other college students before you graduate from high school. Get a feel for the college experience and get a jump on your college credits.