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Welcome to Dawson MECHS!

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

Upcoming Events

February 14 - March 1st: Student Appreciation Nights ... See below for details!
February 16: Visit Goodwill * (depart at 4:30)
February 28: Visit Lanier Tech*

*Permission slips and sign up sheets available in the Counselors' office

Come join us beginning February 14th for Student Appreciation Days! 

February 14: Taco Tuesday
February 15: Frosty Night
February 16: Little Caesar's Night
February 20: Krispy Kreme Night
February 21: Double Dip Night
February 22: Popcorn Night
February 23: Yoohoo It's Thursday
February 27: COOKOUT!
February 28: Kona Ice Night
March 1: Milk & Cookies Night

EOC Testing Schedule

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


Ben Cash

We are so proud to announce our first graduate, Ben Cash! Ben is the son of Russell and Lisa Jo Cash. Ben chose to attend Dawson Mountain Education Charter School to facilitate his goal of becoming a Music Minister for Free Chapel.  Ben said that he knew that Dawson MECHS was the perfect place to help him accomplish his goal because, “Everyone is a strong Christian in leadership here and it related to me.”  He liked that the program and classes were very direct.  He said that he can “… get all of the help I need, if I needed it.”  Ben plans to attend Hillsong College in Australia to pursue a degree in Pastoral Leadership.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR Chick-fil-A Students of the Months!

David Jones, Alex Lopez and Starr Jones 

We would like to recognize our first 3 Chick-fil-A Students of the Month. They are David Jones, Alex Lopez and Starr Jones. These students have already worked many hours at Dawson MECHS and are making great progress towards a diploma! Chick-fil-A Students of the Month receive a certificate and a Chick-fil-A gift card towards for a meal of their choice. Congratulations to these students!


College and Career Night

Dawson MECHS Student Support Services arranged a very informative College and Career Night.  Students and Faculty enjoyed visits from various institutions -  they had the opportunity to visit US Army Recruiter Staff Sergeant Alford, Army National Guard Specialist Gisler, Marcus Hilliard from the Georgia Student Finance Commission, University of North Georgia Admissions Officer Lauren Robertson, Lanier Technical College Dean of Dawson Campus Troy Lindsey and Lanier Technical College High School Coordinator Chanda Harkins. After visiting with representatives, Dawson MECHS treated students to Chick Fil-A.  

Chili & Soup Cook off

Students and faculty had a great time at our Inaugural Chili & Soup Cook Off.  Jenny Cain, Mardy Hendon, Sarah Pruitt and Janet Spaulding competed for the first place prize.  After all votes were tallied, Janet Spaulding's Taco Soup 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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