Dawson Site Announcements
Welcome to Dawson MECHS!

New Full-time students: Click HERE to pre-register


Click HERE to download the New Student 2016-2017 Registration Packet


Click on the Dawson MECHS Facebook Page to learn more about:

  • The newest graduates of the current school term
  • The newest changes at Dawson MECHS
  • Activities, events and more
  • Additional Dawson MECHS news

Upcoming Events

January 30: College and Career Night from 5:30 - 6:30
February 14: March 1st: Student Appreciation Nights ... more details to come!
February 16: Visit Goodwill  *depart at 4:30*
February 28: Visit Lanier Tech

FTE Count: Starts February 14th!  

EOC Testing Schedule

January 23rd - 26th
February 20th - 23rd
March 20th - 23rd
May 8th - 11th (Subject to change)


David Jones
SOTM November 2016
We are so excited and proud of our first Student of the Month, David Jones.  David is the son of Rebecca Jones.  In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball and listening to music.  David says that Dawson MECHS is, " Providing opportunities for people like him to be able to stay in school and graduate."  In the future, David wants to become a welder.  We are so proud of what David is accomplishing at Dawson MECHS and look forward to seeing his dreams become a reality!


Chili & Soup Cook off

Students and faculty had a great time at our Inaugural Chili & Soup Cook Off.  Jenny Cain, Mardy Hendon, Sara Pruitt and Janet Spaulding competed for the first place prize.  After all votes were tallied,  Janet Spaulding's chili won!  Thank you ladies for your delicious dishes!

Financial Aid Night

On January 10th, Marcus Hilliard, region representative from Georgia Student Finance Commission (FSFA), came to Dawson MECHS to speak to students and parents regarding options for Financial Aid.  Marcus explained that students have several options for Financial Aid to help pay for college after graduating. He explained that Financial Aid comes from a variety of resources and for students to thoroughly explore their options. He also encouraged students to explore for more help and information.  

Holiday Lasagna & "MOWR"...

Students, parents, and faculty received a special treat on the last day of school before winter break -  holiday lasagna and MOWR! Troy Lindsey, Dean of Lanier Technical College, Dawson Campus and Chanda Harkins spoke to students and parents regarding Move On When Ready (MOWR) opportunities offered at MECHS and Lanier Technical College.  Everyone enjoyed a delicious meal while getting to listen to the options and classes Lanier Tech offers potential students.  

Dawson County Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Dawson MECHS

We would like to thank everyone for attending our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the new location of MECHS - Dawson County.  MECHS is excited  and looking forward to providing students another opportunity to meet their educational needs in Dawson County.  We appreciate the support and enthusiasm from the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce, this community and from all who attended this ceremony.  We would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Wayne Lovell, Superintendent of MECHS; Tracy Sanford, Assistant Superintendent of MECHS; Jennifer Glover, Curriculum Director of MECHS; Don Corr, Site Administrator of Bartow MECHS; Dr. Damon Gibbs, Superintendent of Dawson County Schools; Kevin Tanner, State Representative; Troy Lindsey, Dean of Lanier Technical College, Dawson Campus; and Christy Haynes, President of Dawson County Chamber of Commerce.

Call 706-216-5820 for more information. 
An Academic, Individualized, Evening High School

Mountain Education Charter High School (MECHS) is a collaborative effort of Elbert, Fannin, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Pickens, Rabun, Towns, Union, and White County School Systems. The MECHS collaborative organization also operates sites in Habersham and Stephens Counties. We are an academic, self-paced, individualized evening high school that serves students who are seeking a non-traditional school environment and who desire a Georgia high school diploma.

MECHS also serves students who need to make-up missed credit from their regular high school, enabling them to stay on academic track and graduate with their peers. 

MECHS is a year-round high school that offers all Georgia required curriculum courses as well as a variety of vocational courses and state-mandated testing. 

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