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WHO WE ARE

14:1

Student to Teacher Ratio

86%

Seniors Graduated in SY21

2700


Over 2700 students

479


Graduates SY22

MECHS

Three Decades of Community Development

100%

Students Completed Life Action Plans

25

Ranking in GA in US History Milestone Achievement Scores

5500


Graduates Since 1993

1:1

Work At Your Own Pace

Mountain Education is at risk of being dissolved on June 30th, 2023, if new legislation is not passed.  SB 153 would force us to lose our Georgia state special chartered school status and require Mountain Education to be a local authorized charter school. The main issues and problems of becoming a local authorized charter school are funding, accountability, and operations. Currently out of the 18 collaborative school systems we partner with, we do not have a local school system who has indicated they would authorize Mountain Education as a local authorized charter school.

We would like to remain a Georgia state chartered special school with a regional attendance zone and suitable funding.

You can see the link below If you are interested in advocating for the future of Mountain Education Charter High School.

Find Your Legislator here:  https://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/
After clicking the link and typing in your address, you will find your Georgia Legislature representative (lower house) and senator (upper house). You can find their contact information by clicking on their name.

Mountain Education Student Stories

Davekio R. - MECHS believed in me and helped me set goals.

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 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. 

Ishmael C- Attending Kennesaw State with Scholarships

 

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.  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 A- She found her happiness and peace at MECHS

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 Campus. 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." Jada graduated early and 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.