Modified Early College Academy MECA
at North Campus
Modified Early College Academy (MECA) is an dual credit program housed at the North campus. It is a two year program for incoming high school juniors who take a set block of college courses (normally four) each semester, classifying as a full-time college student. 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 10:00 a.m. The MECA students then return to their respective high schools for the remainder of the day.
To be eligible to apply for the MECA program, students must pass Pre AP Algebra II successfully at the end of their sophomore year. In order to register for classes, students must show that they meet the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirement. Students may also be able to use submitting qualifying PSAT, SAT, ACT and STAAR scores.
Apply to San Jacinto College North - Summer Term
Test in the TSIA exam
Submit proof of vaccination for Bacterial Meningitis
Submit a dual credit request form signed by student, parent, and high school administrator
Please be sure to complete the online 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, 2016 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.