Natchez Early College was created to facilitate community growth by providing students with the skills necessary to be career and college ready through accelerated learning. The faculty and staff of NECA seek to select a diverse group of unique individuals who are motivated and committed to the unique challenge of earning a high school diploma and at least 31 transferable college credits. Each application will be reviewed by an admission team based on the criteria listed below. Enrollment is open to 9th-grade students. The first 50 qualified applicants will be accepted.