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High School Enrichment (HSE) Program

The Madera Community College High School Enrichment (HSE) Program is designed to provide potential high school students in the 11th and 12th grades an opportunity for advanced scholastic college-level coursework.

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Application Deadlines

Online applications and High School Enrichment packets can be submitted during the following time periods. Applications must be reviewed and approved by a counselor before being sent to Admissions and Records for registration. Applications submitted after the deadlines cannot be guaranteed to be processed in time before the class/semester begins.

Term CCCApply Application Opens HSE Packets Open for Submission Registration Begins HSE Packet Submission Deadline
Spring 2024 October 1, 2023 October 23, 2023 November 9, 2023 Late start class: 2 weeks prior to start date
Summer 2024 April 1, 2024 April 15, 2024 April 26, 2024 1.) Classes starting May 20 (4 and 6 week) deadline is May 6, 2024; 2.) Classes starting June 3 (8 week) deadline is May 20, 2024; 3.) Classes starting June 17 (6 week) deadline is June 3, 2024
Fall 2024 April 1, 2024 April 15, 2024 May 7, 2024 1.) Classes starting August 12, 2024 deadline is July 29, 2024; 2.) Late start classes; 2 weeks prior to start date)

Enrollment Guide

The steps below are for current high school students who wish to take classes through the High School Enrichment (HSE) Program. Be sure to review the Program Eligibility Requirements before moving on to Step 1: Apply to MCC.

To participate, students must attend high school in the State Center Community College District service area and meet the following requirements:

  • Completed the 9th grade or equivalent prior to the beginning of the semester or term the student plans to participate in the program. Students just completing 9th grade will not be approved until they provide proof of final grades for 9th grade coursework.
  • Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA for 11-12th grade students.
  • Have not received a “D,” “F,” “Incomplete,” or “NP” grade in any former State Center Community College District (SCCCD) enrichment or dual enrollment course.

Students who do not meet the eligibility requirements above will have to include letters of recommendation with their packet from their high school counselor, principal, and a parent or guardian. These packets will then be sent to the Vice President for Special Admittance review. The VP reviews special admittance packets when the student is in 10th grade or lower, is below the minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA requirement or student has received a “D”, “F”, “Incomplete”, or “NP” in a prior enrichment course.

Use this Step-by-Step Guide to Applying to assist you with completing the admission application to MCC.

Apply to MCC!

  1. You will first create an OpenCCC account to begin an application.
  2. While logged in to your OpenCCC account, click Start A New Application to apply to Madera Community College.
    1. Under the “Term Applying For,” you must select the “High School Enrichment/Dual” option.

If you have any issues completing/submitting the application, you can contact our helpdesk at 1.844.887.2223.

Madera Community College is part of the State Center Community College District (SCCCD). Within 24-48 hours, look for an email from “SCCCD Admissions and Records” with your Student ID Number. The email will be sent to the email address you used when creating your account. If you have not received an email after 48 hours, check your spam/junk folder.

Complete the High School Enrichment Packet (make sure to open the packet in Adobe, not your internet browser)

  1. Once you receive your student ID number, you can work with your high school counselor to select the courses you wish to take and complete the HSE packet. To see which classes are available, visit the Schedule of Classes webpage to view the open class list for the Madera or Oakhurst campus. The packet includes fillable forms and digital signatures (make sure to open the packet in Adobe, not your internet browser). If you are unable to access the digital signature option, a scanned copy of the application with physical signatures is acceptable.
    1. NOTE: The HSE packet requires signatures from your parents, high school counselor, high school principal, and an attached current copy of your high school transcript.
    2. Homeschool students must provide a copy of their current Private School Affidavit issued by the California Department of Education.
  2. Email your completed HSE packet to dualenrollment@maderacollege.edu and in the subject line of the email include: HSE Application, Your First & Last Name.

For questions regarding the application packet, please call 559.675.4160.

After you have submitted the online application and HSE packet, a counselor will review your application. If your application is approved, it will be forwarded to the Admissions & Records Office for registration. You will be sent a High School Enrichment Class Registration email to your college email upon being successfully registered into your class or if you were put on a waitlist (see “Waitlisted Classes” under the Frequently Asked Questions section below for more information about waitlists). If your application is not approved, a dual enrollment counselor will contact you by phone or email to schedule an appointment to discuss why it was not approved.

If you do not meet the eligibility requirements and you have submitted the additional documentation (see program eligibility requirements above), the application will go through a Special Admittance Review.

HSE students cannot register for, add, or drop classes online through Self-Service. You must contact us to do this for you. MCC staff will notify you by email if/when you are registered for your class(es). Email registration notifications will only be sent to your college email.

Successfully Registered

If you were successfully registered into your class and this is the first time that you will be taking a college class through our High School Enrichment Program, we strongly encourage you to attend our High School Enrichment Student Success Presentation. This presentation is designed to help you prepare for your college class before it begins. You can view the HSE Student Success Presentation section below for more information on what will be covered during this presentation and event details.

Waitlisted

If you were waitlisted for your class, we strongly recommend that you review the Waitlisted Class information below in our Frequently Asked Questions section. You are also encouraged to attend our High School Enrichment Student Success Presentation to prepare for your college class in case you are able to successfully get into the class. You can view the HSE Student Success Presentation section below for more information and event details.

Not Approved

If your HSE packet was not approved, you can contact a dual enrollment counselor to discuss your options at 559.675.4160.

Once your application has been reviewed, approved, and you are registered for your class, you are considered a college student. It will be your responsibility to attend your class on the first day of instruction or contact us at dualenrollment@maderacollege.edu to drop a class if you no longer plan to take the class. In addition, please keep the following things in mind:

  • You should always meet with your high school counselor to determine eligibility for a particular college class first.
  • You must complete the High School Enrichment program application process before attending any Madera Community College class on the first day of instruction.
  • You will need to complete a new High School Enrichment (HSE) packet every semester in which you plan to take a class.
  • You are only allowed to take up to 11 college units per semester while you are still in high school.
  • Any incomplete HSE packet submitted will not be processed and will be returned to you.
  • Having your application approved does not guarantee that you will be registered into the class you want to take. Being registered for a class depends on if there is space available in the class at the time your application is reviewed and processed.

HSE Student Success Presentation

Our High School Enrichment Student Success Presentation took place on Wednesday, December 13, 2023. A recording of the presentation and the PowerPoint used are available for you to view below. The presentations aim is to help you prepare for your classes before they begin. Topics that were covered included, but were not limited to:

  • How to access My Portal, Canvas, and your Student Email
  • How to find your class schedule, meeting information, and textbook information
  • Important college deadlines, policies, and procedures
  • Available student support services and resources
  • And more!

HSE Student Success Presentation video

HSE Student Success Presentation PowerPoint 

If you have any questions regarding the presentation, please email dualenrollment@maderacollege.edu with the subject line "HSE Student Success Presentation Question."

HSE Student Resources

Once you have been successfully registered into your class, you are considered a Madera Community College student. As such, you can access and use all the college’s student services just like any other college student. We have listed a variety of student support services and resources below that we believe can aid you in successfully completing your college class(es).

Receive help with a variety of subjects, in-person or online, through our Learning Center. Students can schedule an appointment to meet with a tutor, drop-in for tutoring during their drop-in hours, submit a paper online or drop-it off in-person to receive written feedback, and more! Students can visit the webpages below for more information.

Learning Center webpage

Reading and Writing Tutoring webpage

Embedded/ETC Tutoring webpage

Drop-in Tutoring webpage

Review Online Tutoring Process

The best way to access your college email, Canvas, and Self-Service is through My Portal. My Portal can be accessed through the My Portal icon located in the top right corner of Madera Community College’s website. Students accessing My Portal for the first time can use the following instructions:

Username: Your seven-digit SCCCD ID number is your username.

Initial Password: First name initial (upper case) + last name initial (lowercase) + date of birth (mm/dd/yy). Example: Maddie Mascot born on August 6, 2004, password would be Mm080604.

If you have any issues logging in to My Portal, contact our Student Systems Support Call Center at 559.499.6072.

Do you need help with doing some research for an upcoming assignment? Visit the Madera Community College library and you can get some help from a librarian. In addition to getting help with your research, you can also access the library’s research databases, chat with a librarian 24/7, checkout a graphing calculator, laptop, or hotspot, and more! Visit the Library’s webpage for more information.

Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSP&S) is designed to provide specialized services and accommodations that assist students with documented disabilities to reach their maximum potential while achieving their educational goals. The biggest difference between DSP&S services at the college level compared to at a high school is that the student must initiate the process at Madera Community College to determine if the student can receive any accommodations. Some accommodations that a student can receive include, but are not limited to:

  • Note taking assistance
  • Testing accommodations
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Alternate media production
  • Adaptive computer equipment and software
  • And more!

For more information regarding DSP&S services you can visit the DSP&S webpage or contact the office by phone at 559.675.4864.

Just like your high school has a school nurse and counseling services available, so does Madera Community College. Our health and psychological services provide health screenings, preventive services, community referrals, group therapy, talking circles, one-on-one counseling sessions, and more! For more information about their services, you can visit their webpages below.

Health Services webpage

Psychological Services webpage

The Lion’s Den Food pantry is a free food assistance program for all students currently enrolled at Madera Community College. You can stop by anytime to just pick up a snack or grab a variety of food items to take home. Fresh fruits, vegetables, canned and boxed food, personal care items, and more are available on a first-come, first-served basis and while supplies last. In addition, the food panty staff can assist with filling out Cal Fresh applications. Visit the Lion’s Den Food Pantry webpage for more information.

Wondering what books you will need for your classes? Well, you can visit the campus bookstore in-person on the Madera Community College campus or online through their website. You will want to make sure that you know the subject, course number, and section number of your class(es) to find your textbook information. For example, ENGL-1A-54321, where “ENGL” is the subject, “1A” is the course number, and “54321” is the section number. If you visit the campus bookstore in-person, be sure to check their store hours ahead of time to make sure they will be open when you visit the campus. You can find the campus bookstore location and phone number on the Bookstore webpage or visit the Online Bookstore.

Parking permits are required to park on the Madera Community College campus and can only be purchased online. You can visit the Parking Permits webpage to purchase a permit and for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I take an online class if I'm not from the Madera area?

Currently, High School Enrichment classes are only available to students who attend school/reside in the State Center Community College District service area. If you are unsure whether you fall in this area, please give us a call at 559.675.4160 for clarification.

Am I required to complete the online orientation?

High School Enrichment students do not need to complete the online orientation. If you complete the online orientation, it will not count towards the orientation required of all high school graduates who are enrolling at MCC as a regular student.

I am a high school senior and already applied to the college with my high school. Do I need to fill out another application?

Yes, the High School Enrichment/Dual Enrollment application is different than the application seniors fill out for regular admission after graduation. If you want to take classes during your senior year as well as classes after you graduate high school, you will need to fill out both online applications using the same CCCApply account. The regular application can be found on the Local High School Students webpage.

Why do I get an error message on Self-Service when I try to register for a class?

High School Enrichment students cannot register online, including adding or dropping a class. Once you submit your online application and your High School Enrichment Packet, you will be notified by phone or email by MCC Admissions and Records when/if you are registered for your selected class(es). If you need to add or drop a class, follow the instructions in the section below.

How do I add or drop a class?

High School Enrichment students are not allowed to add or drop a class online through Self-Service. If you want to add or a drop a class, you must contact our Admissions and Records office by email at admissions@maderacollege.edu. This email must be sent from your college email. The subject line of the email should say High School Enrichment and the body of the email should include your First and Last Name, College ID Number, the class subject with class number, and the 5-digit section number. For example, History-11-54321.

What do I do if I want to take a different class than the one I put in my High School Enrichment packet?

If you end up wanting to take a different class than the original one you selected, you must email dualenrollment@maderacollege.edu and provide us with the new class information. A counselor will then review your HSE packet and transcripts again in order to make sure you are eligible to take this new class. If the class is approved, your HSE packet will then be forwarded to the Admissions & Records Office for registration. If the class is not approved, a counselor will contact you by phone or email to schedule an appointment to discuss why it was not approved.

What happens if I forget to drop a class or just stop attending the class?

Failing to notify the MCC Admissions and Records office to drop a class may result in you receiving a “W” or “F” letter grade on your transcripts and becoming ineligible to participate in the High School Enrichment program. It is your responsibility to notify the MCC Admissions and Records office if you decide to not take a class after you were successfully registered for the class. Credit classes will remain on your permanent record even if the secondary school uses the coursework for high school credit. All coursework taken will appear on your SCCCD transcript and may affect your financial aid or academic status at any SCCCD college or center if enroll after high school. Visit the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy webpage or Satisfactory Progress, Probation, and Dismissal webpage for financial aid and probation policies.

What are waitlists?

A waitlist is a list that students can join and wait for seats to open in a class. If a student in the class drops, a seat opens up and is filled by a student on the waitlist. Being on the waitlist does not guarantee you a seat in the class. However, it does give you priority making it more likely you will get a seat in the class.

Waitlists will be active from the first day of registration through the Thursday prior to the start of the term. For short-term classes, the waitlist will close 7 days prior to the start of the class.

How do I register into a class from a waitlist?

If a seat becomes available for you in your waitlisted class, you will receive a "Permission to Register" email. The email notification will only be sent to your college email account. Once "Permission to Register" is granted, you have four days (including weekends) to contact our Admissions and Records office to enroll you in the class. Remember, HSE students cannot register themselves. If you do not contact our Admissions and Records office to enroll you in the class during the four day “Permission to Register” period, you will be removed from the active waitlist and the next student on the list will be notified.

If you receive a “Permission to Register” email notification, you must contact our Admissions and Records office by email at admissions@maderacollege.edu so we can process your registration. This email must be sent from your college email. The subject line of the email should say High School Enrichment and the body of the email should include your First and Last Name, College ID Number, the class subject with class number, and the 5-digit section number. For example, History-11-54321.

You can also check the status of your waitlisted class(es) in Self-Service by clicking Academics, then selecting Register for Classes/View My Schedule.

What if I forget to check my email?

It is your responsibility to check your email and/or your waitlist status. The time allowed for enrollment will not be extended. Our office is not open on Saturday or Sunday, but your “Permission to Register” can expire on the weekend if the email notification was sent to you on a Wednesday or Thursday. You should check your college email or Self-Service daily to allow yourself the maximum amount of time to enroll.

What if I'm waitlisted for an online class?

If you do not receive a "Permission to Register” email notification before the online class begins, you will need to email the instructor on the first day of the semester to ask if there is room in the class for you to enroll. If there is, the instructor will email you an “Add Authorization” to enroll in the class. Once you receive an “Add Authorization” contact our Admissions and Records office by email at admissions@maderacollege.edu so we can process your registration.

What if I’m still on the waitlist when the semester starts?

If you are on a waitlist when the semester begins, you must attend the first class meeting and/or email the instructor to see if there is space available to add the class. If you do not attend or email the instructor the first day of class, you may lose your place on the waitlist and another student may be added instead. If there is space in the class, the instructor will provide you with an “Add Authorization” to enroll in the class. Once you receive an “Add Authorization” contact our Admissions and Records office so we can enroll you in the class.

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