In August of 2005 Socorro Independent School District and the El Paso Community College jointly created Mission Early College High School (MECHS). This unique school is founded on the belief that any child, no matter their background or prior academic experieces has the ability to succeed. Our faculty and staff strive to enable students from diverse backgrounds to earn the associate of arts (A.A.) degree within their four years at Mission. Students who have a strong desire to learn and self improve will benefit from MECHS curriculum. Using primary source materials and experimental data for research, students will become equipped with the analytical skills needed to pursue their intellectual and artistic passions.