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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

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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.

Important Dates for MEC!

April 27 - PROM!!!! 7pm - 11pm, Carolina Event and Conference Center, Forest City NC - Tickets can be purchased until 12 pm April 27 from Mrs. Frye.

May 1 - New Student Orientation 6pm - 7:30pm

May 4th - Senior Awards - EMMS, students will be transported to and from EMMS by activity bus

May 4 - Yearbook Distribution

May 10 - Family Night - 6pm - 8pm - Dinner and games! ALL current and incoming students and their families are invited!

May 11 - Underclassmen Awards Day @MTCC Auditorium

May 14 - May 18 TESTING

May 15 - Baccalaureate - New Horizon Baptist Church

May 18 - GRADUATION!!!! EMMS 7pm

Senior Portraits - Class of 2019!

Prestige Portraits will offer personalized sessions for our seniors and have portraits and products available at a wide range of price points.

Prestige will be photographing at McDowell High School on July 12 and 13, 2018.

Clothing Requirements:
Women - Bring a top with thin straps that can slide off the shoulder under your formal wear.
Men - Bring a clean, white t-shirt to wear under the tuxedo shirt.

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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Teacher Workdays - no school
Date: 5/23/2018 5/25/2018, 11:59 PM
Memorial Day Holiday
Date: 5/28/2018
SAT @ MEC (register at
Date: 6/2/2018
Summer Splash at MTCC
Date: 6/14/2018
End of MTCC Summer Classes
Date: 8/1/2018