To provide a second chance opportunity for students across North Georgia to earn an accredited High School Diploma in a student-centered, self-paced, evening public high school.
The first choice for a second chance to build a better future through education
Student to Teacher Ratio
Seniors Graduated in SY21
Over 2700 students
Three Decades of Community Development
Students Completed Life Action Plans
Ranking in GA in US History Milestone Achievement Scores
Graduates Since 1993
Work At Your Own Pace
At Mountain Education, I have grown into a success. Once of the main reasons why this alternative learning setting has benefited me is the built-in support that MEC provides for all students.
Mountain Ed. has been there for me as a person and not just a number. When my dad passed away, MEC was the first to reach out to me. Honestly, the people at the school got me through that experience. I wouldn't be the person I am today without Mountain Ed.
Davekio Rucker is a Class of 2020 graduate from the Bowman Site. He chose to enroll at MECHS because he wanted to work at his own pace and accomplish his goal of enlisting in the United States Marine Corps. Davekio reported for basic training at Parris Island on June 1, 2020, and graduated from basic training on September 11, 2020. He is currently in school at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina to become a supply specialist. Davekio said this when asked about who helped him along the way, "I will always appreciate the support and encouragement I received from my math teacher, Mr. Looney, and Grad Coaches, Mrs. Gearhart and Mrs. Williams. They believed in me and helped me set goals to earn my high school diploma.
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. Ismael graduated from MECHS 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.
Jaida came to MECHS because she was at a crossroads in her life where she wanted to drop out of high school. Instead, she decided to enroll at the Lumpkin Site. Jaida went into MECHS expecting to hate it just as much as day school, but it turned out to be the complete opposite experience for her! In the first couple of months, her attendance was slacking, so the teachers challenged her to do better and encouraged her to come to school, which ultimately boosted her confidence. Jaida says, "not only did they push me to educate myself, but they also pushed me to find my happiness and peace. I was shown love and care from everyone I came into contact with every step of my journey at MECHS." Despite Jaida doubting her abilities, she graduated early, while working full time, and now plans to attend college for psychology and criminal investigation. Jaida also received multiple scholarships from MECHS to assist with her college expenses. She plans to push herself to be the best and happiest version of herself.