Mission Early College High School

Socorro Independent School District



  • What public isn't told about charters' 100 percent college acceptance rates: Dr. Jose Espinoza

    Time to examine the impact of charters' "high stakes graduation requirements" on vulnerable students who are discounted in misleading 100% college acceptance rate legacy. Read the attached article to be informed on this imporant information. 

    What the public isn't told

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  • Join us for Blast to the Past April 26th 4:30-9:00

    MECHS is hosting the Blast to the Past Spring Fair on Friday, April 26th. Join us for food, fun, games, rides, and consessions. Each ride is $1 or pay $6 to enjoy all rides. Bring your family and friends and get ready to have some fun!

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  • Attention Incoming Freshmen: June 2019 Spring Bridge Academy

    As you are making your summer plans, please be aware that the mandatory College Prep-Bridge Academy is scheduled for the following days; June 3-June 7, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Mission Early College High School.  In the upcoming Bridge Academy, you will be provided with the additional support required to complete your enrollment at MECHS as well as El Paso Community College.  During the camp, we will have field trips to El Paso Community College as well as a new student orientation. The College Prep Bridge Academy will be a time to get to know your classmates from all participating middle schools, your teachers, and to prepare for meeting the high expectations of Mission Early College High School. If you did not attend the March Bridge Academy, it will be mandatory that you attend the Summer Bridge Academy. Students who did attend March Bridge Academy are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to attend our June Academy as well.

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  • Next SIT Meeting April 30th

    Our next School Improvement Team meeting will be Tuesday April 30, 2019 at 4:10PM in Portable 12.

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  • Pie with the Principal

    Join MECHS Principal Ben Ortega for pie, questions, and discussion about MECHS and the MECHS community. The meetings will take place on February 28, March 27, and April 25 at 9AM in Portable 12. Dates may be subject to change.

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  • Brave New World Book Talk

    Rebecca Gandara Book Talk- Brave New World

    In the provided link, Rebecca Gandara, senior, shares her thoughts on Brave New World by Aldous Huxley as part of SISD's 7th Annual Celebration of Read Across America.

    Rebecca analyzes diversity within Huxley's Brave New World.

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  • Nano Academy

    Workshops for Grades 5-12

    Nano Academy Flyer


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  •  2018 National Blue Ribbon School

    Mission Early College High School was named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School on Oct. 1 2018. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos made the announcement via video through the Department of Education website.

    MECHS is one of only 349 schools across the nation to be recognized this year. Mission was also acknowledged as a Blue Ribbon School in 2012. Schools from across the country are nominated and then access a strenuous application process that includes data, test scores, creative strategies, school culture and more.


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About Us

  • In August 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 many young people are ready and eager to do serious college work. It enables highly motivated students to move in four years from the ninth grade through the first two years of college, earning the associate of arts (A.A.) degree. Students from many different backgrounds who have a strong record of excellence and diverse interests will benefit from MECHS curriculum. Students will become equipped with the analytical skills needed to pursue their passions.
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Vision:Tomorrow's Leaders Learning Today
Mission:The mission of the Socorro Independent School District is to optimize our students' academic, artistic, athletic, and interpersonal skills.