Mitchell Community College provides a number of programs for high school students who are looking to get a jump on their college education.
Career and College Promise - Success in today's global economy may require a two-or four-year degree, a certificate or diploma. Through Career & College Promise (CCP), qualified high-school juniors and seniors in North Carolina have the opportunity to pursue these options, tuition free, while they are in high school, allowing them to get a jumpstart on their workplace and college preparation.
ACE (Articulated Credits Earned) Program - allows high school students grades 9-12 to articulate certain courses taken at the high school to programs at MCC provided students make an A or B in the high school class and an 80 or better on the Vocats.
Early College Program - The two Iredell County early college high schools are five year programs in which students earn a high school diploma and an associate's degree or two years of transferable college credit at no cost to the student including tuition and textbooks. Early college high schools provide opportunities for higher education for students who are often under-represented in college including students from low income families and those whose parents never attended college.