Maricopa Community Colleges offers programs to high school students who want to transition early to college-level coursework. By earning college credit while still in high school, students can save on tuition and easily transfer their credits to a two-year degree program. The MCCCD programs are as follows:
1. Dual Enrollment: This program offers college-level courses on the high school campus. Dual Enrollment allows students to get high school and college credit at the same time. This program can help save on tuition costs later and improve the odds for academic success. Dual Enrollment is offered in conjunction with local high schools.
2. ACE (Achieving a College Education): This is a nationally recognized, scholarship-based program to help eligible students earn up to twenty-four (24) transferable college credits before high school graduation.
3. Hoop of Learning: This program helps reduce the economic and cultural barriers Native American students may face while providing new experiences and connections with other Native students.
4. Concurrent Enrollment: This program offers college-level courses on the college campus of the student's choice and is usually initiated before the student graduates high school. Students get a feel for the college experience and earn college credits.
5. ECA (Early College Academy): The Early College Academy is a unique opportunity for high school students to begin their college experience after their freshman year in high school. Eligible students include those currently attending Mountain View, Red Mountain, or Skyline High Schools within the Mesa Public School District. ECA, is held at the MCC Red Mountain Campus.
THIS GUIDANCE IS SPECIFIC TO MINORS ON CAMPUS
View as a PDF: Minors in the College Setting.pdf
|WHAT IS THE
A MINOR AND AN
|Minor: an individual under the age of seventeen (17) years, who is participating in a
"covered activity." This typically applies to college programs such as extracurricular camps
and other activities sponsored by and/or held at the college.
Underaged: an individual under the age of seventeen (17) year, who is enrolled in the
college or has been accepted for enrollment. FERPA rights have transferred to students once
they matriculate to post-secondary.
|WHO IS RESPONSIBLE
FOR THE MINOR'S
PARTICIPATING IN A
The college is responsible for the custody, control and supervision of the minor
• A program or activity is considered "covered" if it is sponsored or approved
|HOW DO WE AVOID
OR RISKS WHILE
MINORS ARE ON
|Movement around campus should be planned/scheduled, supervised and as restricted as
possible. Minors face risks on campus because of ease of access, ability to find privacy, and
lack of control. Be mindful of A minor's access to unlocked buildings, restrooms, bus
stops, unknown individuals, etc.
|WHAT ABOUT EXPOSURE
TO INTERNET CONTENT
AND SOCIAL MEDIA?
The Community College Library is open to the public and falls under the First Amendment
Social media posts of minors participating in District/College activities are not allowed
|WHAT IF A STUDENT
|If a minor makes comments or makes a report of abuse/neglect, or if you have
reasonable suspicion that child abuse/neglect is occurring, we have a statutory
requirement to report the suspected behavior to the Campus Police Department
within 24 hours.
|HOW IS UNDERAGED
DRINKING AND DRUG
|MCCCD Administrative Regulation 2.5.2 prohibits the use, possession, manufacturing or
distribution of illegal or controlled substances, including alcoholic beverages and public
intoxication. Violators are subject to the disciplinary sanctions outlined in Article IV of the
Administration Regulations and with State Law, enforced by the Campus Police
Department. Minor children are subject to the same sanctions with underage being an
additional factor. Parents will also be notified of alcohol-related issues with minors
participating in college programs and activities.
|HOW DOES TITLE IX
APPLY TO MINOR
|Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law intended to end sex
discrimination in all areas of education. Title IX applies to educational program equity,
such as in athletics, and also to sexual discrimination/harassment/assault. Minor children
are covered under Title IX. If a minor discloses a possible violation, the college employee
has the responsibility of reporting it to the Title IX Coordinator of the College.
|HOW DO WE HANDLE
If the off-campus activity is part of the scheduled camp or program approved by the college,
|HOW ARE MEDICAL
ISSUES OR SPECIAL
|Campus employees must evaluate the medical/special needs of minor children as a part of
the registration process to ensure that we can provide the help needed for their enjoyment
and success in the program/activity. No medicine should be distributed by program
directors or employees. Some exceptions apply. Consult Public Safety and the Office of
|RESOURCES||MCCCD: Title IX
MCCCD: Legal Services
“The Maricopa County Community College District is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.”