2020 MECHS Graduation Update from Dr. Lovell:
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MECHS COVID-19 Information
All Mountain Education Charter High School locations will remain closed until further notice due to the impact of COVID-19 in our communities. Because national and state information about the coronavirus changes daily, we are unable to make decisions about when school will resume. Online learning will continue Monday through Thursday from 4-9 pm. We have had great success with virtual learning thus far with over 850 students actively engaged. Please remember only current students may access the online learning platform. We appreciate your patience as we work to continue to serve all students. We encourage you to make safe and healthy choices.
MECHS Academic Procedures:
Student will be allowed to work on their MECHS Coursework from home. Students desiring to temporarily work from home during the MECHS COVID-19 shutdown will be allowed to once the protocols and procedures are complete. For the MECHS protocols and procedures, please visit www.mymec.org/students
MECHS Mental Health Resources:
Mountain Education Charter High School recognizes that the current situation surrounding the Coronavirus may create additional stress for students and their families. In order to provide support for MECHS parents and students while our sites are closed, MECHS will have a counselor or social worker available by phone Monday - Thursday from the hours of 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Students or parents may reach MECHS support staff by calling 706-219-4664.
Additionally, parents or students may access mental health support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as needed by calling the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) at 800-715-4225 or texting "GA" to 741741.
We have several resources for parents and students. Please visit https://www.mymec.org/students-parents/covid-19 for additional resources.
Who We ARe
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Takema was a MECHS graduate from the Hall Site. Takema is now enrolled at Lanier Technical College where she plans to get an Early Childhood Education degree. Takema credits her success to her Mentor and the staff at the Hall Site who helped her every step of the way and never let her give up. Takema said, "Someone was always there to greet me when I walked in the door and I felt welcomed each and every day as if I had a purpose." Takema was able to work a part-time job while she was taking classes at MECHS. She enjoyed the self-paced aspect of Mountain Ed because she could learn at a pace that was comfortable for her needs. Takema also enjoyed the tutoring available at MECHS that helped her as she needed it to never let her fail.
Kayla Gray enrolled at MECHS after getting behind in school due to a tragic accident in Costa Rica that left her in a wheelchair for months. Struggling to get caught back up in her coursework, she decided to transfer to MECHS where she could work at her own pace and not get punished for missing some school days. Kayla quickly accelerated above her peers and began Dual Enrollment at the University of North Georgia. Kayla graduated a semester early and already has enough college credits to be a junior. Kayla plans to get a degree at UNG in Mandarin, and possibly another foreign language, to pursue a career in mission work.
Ismael Contrares came to MECHS more than two years behind in his school work due to personal setbacks. Ismael enrolled the Hill Center Site in Forsyth County and immediately began accelerating in his classes. He was awarded the privilege of being chosen to represent his site at the annual MECHS Washington D.C. Trip in 2018. Ismael graduated in February of 2019 and is now attending Kennesaw State University with plans to pursue a career in music. Ismael is a highly awarded trombone player and will play at KSU.