High School Plus

High School Plus is a collection of programs where you can explore all kinds of college classes and careers at McHenry County College while you're still in high school:

Partnership for College and Career Success (PCCS)

MCC's Partnership for College and Career Success (formerly known as Tech Prep) program gives you a chance to start working on a professional certificate or associate's degree while you're still in high school. Statistically speaking, that means your job (and salary) prospects will be better when you graduate, plus, depending on the program, a lot of the classes may be at no cost to you while you're still a student!

See details on Partnership for College and Career Success ⇒

Running Start

Even though you're still in high school, you can take some college classes now, which saves you time and, in some cases, the cost of tuition, when you do go to college, whether it's at MCC or somewhere else.

Read more about Running Start ⇒

College in High School

College in High School (CIHS) is a program where classes are taught at select high schools for both high school and college credit.

These are the CIHS classes offered:

Fall Semester

  • AMT 100 (Principles of Automotive Technology) taught at Johnsburg, Marengo, and Woodstock High Schools
  • ENG 151 (Composition I) taught at McHenry West High School and Harvard High School
  • HFE 202 (Lifeguard Training) taught at Woodstock North High School
  • IMT 100 (Introduction to Manufacturing) taught at Woodstock High School
  • NAE 100 (Basic Nurse Assistant Training) taught at Marengo, Johnsburg and Woodstock High Schools
  • SPA 251 (Intermediate Spanish I) taught at Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South and Prairie Ridge High Schools

Spring Semester

  • AET 151 (Computer Aided Design Graphics I) taught at Marengo
  • AMT 100 (Principles of Automotive Technology) taught at Johnsburg, Marengo, and Woodstock High Schools
  • ENG 152 (Composition II) taught at Harvard High School
  • HFE 176 (Strength and Conditioning Principles) taught at Woodstock High School
  • HFE 202 (Lifeguard Training) taught at Woodstock High School
  • IMT 100 (Introduction to CNC) taught at Woodstock and Woodstock North
  • MUS 151 (Music Appreciation) taught at Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South, Cary Grove and Prairie Ridge High Schools
  • SPA 252 (Intermediate Spanish II) taught at Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South and Prairie Ridge High Schools