Modified Early College Academy MECA
at North Campus
Modified Early College Academy (MECA) is an early admissions program housed at the North campus. It is a twoyear program for incoming high school juniors who take a set block of college courses (normally four) each semester, usually classified as full-time enrollment. By enrolling in additional summer, evening, online or mini terms, these students have the opportunity to earn associate of arts degrees at the same time they earn their high school diplomas. The classes are held at San Jacinto College North from 7 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. The MECA students then return to their respective high schools for the remainder of the day to continue their experience as high school students.
To be eligible to apply for the MECA program, students must pass Pre AP Algebra II successfully at the end of their sophomore year. Students must also achieve the Skill Levels of 7 in both reading and writing and 9 in math. These levels may be obtained through the college placement exam TSIA or by submitting qualifying PSAT, SAT, or ACT scores. Applications for admission to San Jacinto College must be completed as well as the high school principal’s signature of approval.
Please be sure to complete the questionnaire & essay form for acceptance into the MECA program. Once submitted please contact the Dual Credit Office to verify confirmation of the form. The form is due April 15, 2014 by 5 pm. Once your MECA form has been received, the Dual Credit Office will review your information and contact you to schedule an interview.
The Registration Period is Currently Closed.
MECA Questionnaire & Essay Form