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Welcome to McDowell Early College. 
Welcome to the McDowell Early College Website! We hope the website will provide you with the information you need about our school. It is our desire for our website to be a place where current students/parents can find pertinent information about what is "Happening" at MEC and prospective students/parents can find out information about the recruitment process.

This is the beginning of my 27th year as an educator. I have learned much along the way. Perhaps most important is that everyone needs to feel connected to something or someone to be an effective member of any group. Our school culture at MEC embraces the idea that individuals who are engaged and have relationships with others will be successful. Students are encouraged to lead, to find their passion and are encouraged to connect not only with our school community but also the greater community of McDowell County. Our students average more than 8000 community service hours per year.

MEC has a great staff that is committed to encouraging every student to reach their full potential. The maturity demonstrated by our student body and their acceptance of each other permeates the McDowell Technical Community College Campus daily. We recognize at MEC that in our school community we must respect each other, seek understanding of differences and learn to live together. My mission as a school leader is to have high expectations for all students and staff, have a supportive and responsive attitude with students and staff, and encourage leadership throughout our school.   
Lisa Robinson

News & Announcements

Required Parent Meetings

9th Grade
Don't Forget: REQUIRED Parent Meeting Tuesday, February 28, 2017. You will be declaring your major and getting critical information about planning your future! The meeting will be at 6:30 in Room 19-113. Mrs. Sutton will also be presenting information about the class trip to Tremont.

10th Grade Washington Trip Parent Meeting
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 6:30 room 4-9

2017-2018 MEC Student Application

Applications must be postmarked on or before February 28, 2017. Applications can also be delivered to the McDowell Early College Office. Please remember we cannot accept applications after February 28, 2017. Click 2017-2018 MEC Student Application to download a copy.

February Happenings at MEC

Class trip payments are due. 9th grade students will pay their Seminar teachers, 10th grade students will pay Mrs. Cochran, all other students pay Mrs. Frye.

New Student Parent Information Session - Thursday, February 2, 20217 6:30pm
Meeting will be held in the East McDowell Middle School Auditorium.

Limited Transportation PM only - Friday, February 3, 2017

Homecoming - East McDowell Middle School
Games begin at 4:30. King and Queen will be crowned approximately 6:30.
Dance following Varsity Boys Game until 10:30.

PSAT - February 24, 2017 - 10th Grade Students

Ecuador Trip for SPA 211/212 - February 24, 2017 - March 5, 2017

Required 9th Grade Parent Meeting - February 28, 2017 6:30pm Room 19-113
Students will be declaring their majors.

Parent Remind Account

Parents - Please register for our Parent Remind account! Text @mecparents to 81010 for weekly updates on everything MEC.

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9th Final Tremont Payment Due ($75)
Date: 2/27/2017
10th Final DC Payment Due ($100)
Date: 2/28/2017
ACT (11th grade)
Date: 2/28/2017
10th Grade DC Parent Meeting
Date: 2/28/2017, 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
9th Grade Parent Meeting for Major Declaration & Tremont Info
Date: 2/28/2017, 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
Location: Building 19, Room 113