Lauderdale County School District with Meridian Community College

Lauderdale County School District 

Partner: Meridian Community College 

Students impacted: 2,438
Volunteers: 15
Duration of partnerships: 4 years 

C3 Ready: College - Career - Community is a multi-year collaborative project between the Lauderdale County School District and Meridian Community College to build strong communities, support economic development and enhance educational opportunities in Lauderdale County. The focus in K-12 is on equipping students to graduate with academic, technical, and soft skills needed for college and career, while building a foundational understanding of the importance of community. Meridian Community College provides students the next step in continuing their education/career training through associate in arts degree programs, university transfers, associate of applied science degree programs, occupational certificate programs, or customized workforce training leading to entry-level and/or enhanced employment opportunities.


  • Dual enrollment
  • ACT Partnership and ACT WorkKeys
  • MCC/LCSD Musical
  • Exposure to CTE Health Science programs
  • Reality Fair and College Fair
  • Leadership Summit and My College Cares Day


  • Students participating in dual enrollment increased 354.6%
  • Students scoring 25 or higher on ACT increased 58% in four years
  • 100% of students in grades 11-12 took ACT by year four
  • 96.4% of all seniors took ACT WorkKeys with a pass rate of 62.8%