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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

People Helping People Scholarship

People Helping People Scholarship

· SECU member or eligible for membership through a parent/guardian

· US citizen and resident of North Carolina

· Accepted at one of the 16 UNC system universities

· Demonstrated scholastic achievement with a 2.5 or higher unweighted GPA

· Demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement

· Financial need as determined by submission of FAFSA

· Not a Board Director, employee, or immediate family member of an employee of State Employees Credit Union or the SECU Foundation

Scholarship available in the counseling office.
Due March 1, 2019

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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Half day
Date: 2/1/2019
Half day
Date: 2/15/2019
Dodgeball Tournament + Bake Sale: Interact Fundraiser
Date: 3/15/2019, 10 AM 10:30 AM
Spring Break
Date: 3/22/2019 3/29/2019, 11:59 PM
9th Grade – Tremont trip
Date: 4/5/2019 4/7/2019, 11:59 PM