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Principal's Message

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

Important Dates for MEC Students and Families

Open House - 10th and 11th Grade Students - August 5, 6pm - 8pm
9th, 12th, and 13th Grade Students - August 6, 6pm - 8pm

Limited Transportation - MEC will operate on Limited Transportation Bus Schedule until August 26, 2019. Students will need to be at a designated Limited Transportation Stop to ride the bus. List of bus stops for Limited Transportation is on website.

First Day of School for ALL Students - August 7, 2019 beginning at 8:15am - Students will report to the MTCC Auditorium to begin the 2019 - 2010 school year.

12th and 13th Graders are required to be on campus August 7 - 9 and August 12 from 8:15 - 10:00 to prepare for Summer Bridge with their Families. The cost for Summer Bridge is $100.

MEC will depart for our annual Summer Bridge trip on Tuesday, August 13 and will return on Thursday, August 15. All students need to be on campus no later than 8:15 on August 13.

August 16, 2019 - Teacher Workday

August 19, 2019 - First Day of MTCC College Classes and Graduate Seminars

Medication Forms

Students needing medication​​ at school or on overnight field trips requires a medication form to be signed by the medical provider and parent. This form is needed for both prescription and over the counter medications. Medication Form attached (2pages) and available in the front office at Early College.

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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