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1 Mission Early College High School Home of the Phoenix #10 of 1193 Texas High Schools 2014 Texas Education Agency (TEA) Texas High Schools (cohort) 2014 Texas High Schools (cohort) of 6 Academic Distinctions U.S. Department of Education 2012 National Blue Ribbon School #190 of 14,000+ US High Schools “Beating the Odds” Newsweek 2014

2 College First Philosophy College Campus Environment Flexible Scheduling Personal Responsibility

3 Art Business Business Accounting Chicana/Chicano Studies Communication: Advertising, Journalism, Radio & Television Computer Science Criminal Justice Economics Multidisciplinary Studies – Educator Preparation English Music Philosophy Psychology Speech Communication Texas Symbol Courses Theater General Studies Dance The Associate of Arts (AA) degree is transferable to four year colleges and universities and is endorsed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. All students will receive 42 ‘core’ hours. The final 18 elective hours can be taken in any of the following disciplines.

4 Architecture Engineering Industrial Engineering Architecture Biological Science: Pre- Dentistry, Pre-Medicine, Pre- Pharmacy, Pre-Veterinary Biology Chemistry The Associate of Arts (AA) degree is transferable to four year colleges and universities and is endorsed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. All students will receive 42 ‘core’ hours. The final 18 elective hours can be taken in any of the following disciplines. Engineering Civil, Electrical, Industrial, Materials, Mechanical General Studies Geological Sciences Kinesiology: Exercise, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-physical Therapy, Physical Education Mathematics Physics Psychology

5 Course Progression 10 th Grade: High School: 1.Algebra II/Geometry 2.Chemistry 3.Financial Literacy (Sem.) 4.Spanish* 5.PAP World History 6.PAP English II 7.PE/Fine Arts* Dual Credit: 1.Government6cr 2.Speech3cr 3.College Elective3-4cr Summer Elective (2) 6-8cr Max College Credits Possible: 21

6 Course Progression 12 th Grade: High School: 1.Astronomy/ AP Environmental BIO/ Anatomy Physiology 2.Fine Arts* 3.Math* 4.PE* 5.Spanish* Dual Credit: 1.English IV6cr 2.College Course6-8cr 3.College Elective6-8cr Max College Credits Possible: 22

7 Course Progression 9 th Max College Credits14 10 th Max College Credits21 11 th Max College Credits40 12 th Max College Credits 22 Total97 Only need 60 credits to graduate. 42 core hours and 18 in discipline area. EPCC will not allow students to continue after 60. After Associates’ Degree – UTEP!

8 Expectations 8 Succeed at a High Level With Support Work Hard

9 What makes MECHS special! Smaller classes ( students per grade level) Excellent comprehensive fine arts program Student clubs, and organizations (compared to other ECHS) Access to all EPCC facilities Advanced academics o HS Diploma o Associates Degree o Opportunity to begin a 4 year degree Facilitates the transition to higher education (academically and socially) Saves time and money

10 What do you get from MECHS? Opportunities, Opportunities, more Opportunities Prepared to succeed in the college world! Chance to have 2+ years of college paid

11 Financial Obligation 11 There is NO financial obligation…FREE MECHS/SISD and EPPC cover the cost of tuition, textbooks and transportation*! Can save from $20,000 to $60,000 for first two (plus) years of college

12 Sacrifices 12 No High School Athletic Programs Intramurals MECHS Dance Teams: Immortals & Flames Fine Arts & UIL Limited Facilities 1:1 Lap Tops 100% Access to ALL EPCC facilities

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14 MECHS Clubs and Organizations: *Freshmen Class (2018) *Sophomore Class (2017) *Junior Class (2016) *Senior Class (2015) Academic Decathlon Accounting Club Book Club Business Professionals of America (BPA) Computer Club Chess Club Dance Teams - The Immortals & Flames Drama Club Environmental Club Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Intramurals (Coed) Key Club (Formerly CSO) Literary Anthology Mathletes Mock Trial National Honor Society National Technical Honor Society Persuasive Speech Science Bowl Science Fair Science National Honor Society Speech and Debate Team Student Council Teen Court "The Phoenician Newspaper" UIL Competitive Teams Yearbook Youth for Christ TBD…

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20 MECHS welcomes ALL students who embrace an academic challenge and express an interest in a non-traditional high school experience. Mission Early College High School focuses on creating a smooth transition into post-secondary education. MECHS is committed to substantially increasing the number of low-income students and first generation students who will pursue advanced studies. 78% of current students are on Free or Reduced Lunch. Students do not have to be in the Gifted Program to participate.

21 All incoming high school ninth grade students are invited to apply who: …have a sincere interest in academics …have very good work ethic and habits …reside in the Socorro ISD

22 Student applications are scored by MECHS teachers based on criteria including: advanced academic enrollment, attendance, campus engagement, family & student need, packet completion, and student interest. Per the Texas Education Agencies Early College High School Blueprint; GPA, class rank and state assessment scores cannot be considered when reviewing student applications to state designated early college high schools. MECHS administration does not review application packets. MECHS administration only facilitates the application review process.

23 Complete the application packet and include all required documents. Documents are 1 & 2 only. 1.SISD Advanced Acadmics Common Application (MS Campus) 2.Campus Participation Survey (MS Campus) 1.Student and Parent Information (Purple) 2.Parent Agreement/Contract (Purple) 3.Student Agreement/Contract (Yellow)

24 January 9, 2015 Application due to middle school counselor. January 16, 2015 Middle school counselors deliver application packets. January 16 - February 15, 2015 Programs review applications. February 19, 2015 Students receive program notices (acceptance/denial) February 19 - March 4, 2015 Students accept/decline program enrollment.

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