MECC Students

Dual Enrollment Students

Dual Enrollment allows high-achieving students the opportunity to meet the requirements for high school graduation while simultaneously earning college credit. This saves students time and money when they transfer to a college or university to complete their college degree. Dual enrollment classes may be completed in the students’ high school, on MECC’s campus, or online. Dual enrollment students are not eligible for federal or state financial aid. For more information on enrolling in a dual enrollment course at MECC, contact your high school guidance counselor, or MECC’s Dual Enrollment Coordinator at 276-523-9069. To access dual enrollment forms, visit


High School Career Navigators

Before you graduate high school, we encourage you to meet with a MECC Career Navigators at your school to help you with career and education planning. High School Career Navigators can assist students with:

  • Making informed decisions about their career and educational plans
  • Finding careers best suited to their goals and talents
  • Selecting a program of study
  • Navigating the MECC admissions process
  • Scheduling and completing placement tests
  • Enrolling in MECC dual enrollment classes
  • Transitioning from high school to college
  • Searching for jobs


Governor’s School

Governor’s School is open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the counties of Lee, Scott, Wise, and Dickenson, and the City of Norton, who have a 3.0 GPA or higher. The two-week program features a variety of hands-on activities in one of several subject areas selected by the student. Students spend time in the field, in labs, on tours, and in the classroom with the faculty of Mountain Empire Community College, receiving six college credit hours – tuition free. For more information, visit the Governor’s School web page, or contact MECC Governor’s School Coordinator at 276-523-9069.

AIMS Higher Scholarship

The MECC AIMS Higher Scholarship encourages Virginia-resident high school students in Lee, Scott, Wise, Dickenson Counties and the City of Norton to complete a challenging curriculum, and to pursue higher education. Graduating High School students who meet the requirements of the AIMS Scholars (Virginia Scholars) program will have the opportunity to attend up to two years (72 semester credits) of college without paying any tuition or fees out of pocket. For more information on AIMS Higher Scholarships, click here.


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Talent Search

MECC’s ETS program serves students in grades 8th – 12th in the following schools: Central High, Eastside High, JI Burton High, Lee High, Thomas Walker High, Twin Springs High, and Union High. MECC’s Educational Talent Search provide information on college admissions, financial aid, financial literacy, support for SAT and ACT exams, tutoring, mentoring, and college prep services. We are a 100% federally funded grant program through the US Department of Education.  Talent Search is located in Godwin Hall, room 216B. For more information, visit the MECC Talent Search web page, or contact MECC Talent Search Director at 276-523-9111.