Early College at Lowell High School

MCC and Lowell High School Early College Program

The Lowell High School and MCC Early College program gives Lowell High students the opportunity to take enriching college-level courses while enrolled full-time in high school, at no cost to them and their families.

  • Start College Now – Early college courses give high school students a jumpstart on their college education while building aspirations, skills, and confidence that will help them succeed after graduation.
  • Open to All Students – The early college program is open to all full-time Lowell High School students regardless of what they plan to do after graduation.
  • Free College Courses – All early college courses are completely free to students enrolled in Lowell High School—costs are paid by local funding, state programs, and private grants.
  • High School and College Credit – All early college students earn credit from both Lowell High School and Middlesex Community College—students earn double credit for every course they successfully complete.
  • Transferable College Credit – Early college credits are real college credits and can be transferred to colleges or universities throughout the United States.
  • Personal Support – Early college students and their families will receive advice and mentoring from dedicated high school and college support professionals who will guide them through every step of the process.

Early College Helps Students Succeed – Studies have shown that high school students who participate in early college are more likely to graduate from high school, enroll in a postsecondary program, and successfully earn a college degree.

For more information about the Lowell High School and MCC Early College program, email Melissa Chandonnet or call (978) 656-3178. You can also visit the LHS Early College website

The Lowell High School early college program is a partnership with Middlesex Community College and the MassHire Greater Lowell Workforce Board. The program receives funding from the Massachusetts Early College Initiative and a Smith Family Foundation grant.

Last Modified: 3/26/24