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Welcome to Forsyth MECHS!

Directions For Student Registration
1.  Click HERE to preregister.
2.  Download and complete the 2017-18 registration packet.
New Student 2017-2018 Registration Packet
3.  After completing the above process please email the Registrar, to complete the registration.

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Forsyth MECHS School Calendar for 2017-18

Dec. 19               Graduates Speak (6:00 p.m.)
Dec. 22-Jan. 3    Christmas Holiday
Jan. 15                Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday
Feb. 19 & 20       Presidents Holiday
April 2-6              Spring Break
May 28                Memorial Day
May 29                Summer School Begins

Mountain Education Charter HS Testing Schedule
December 4-7     EOC Winter Main Administration
January 22-25     EOC Spring Mid-Month
February 12-15   EOC Spring Mid-Month
March 19-22        EOC Spring Mid-Month
Apr. 30-May 9      EOC Spring Main Administration

                           April 30   ELA, Section 1
                           May 1     ELA, Sections 2 & 3
                           May 2     All Mathematics
                           May 3     Makeup Day for LA & Mathematics
                           May 7     All Science
                           May 8     All Social Studies
                           May 9     Makeup Day for Science and Soc. St.
July 16-19          EOC Summer Main Administration

Buffalo's Cafe Students of the Month

Zoe Wiggins (center) is the November "Freshman Student of the Month" at Forsyth MECHS sponsored by Bufalo's Cafe. "Student of the Month" selections are made based on the individual's positive attitude, social engagement, appropriate dress, respect for staff and peers and encouragement to other students. Pictured with Zoe is (at left) Jeff Thompson, Director of Mentor Services, and Gary Morris (at right), Site Administrator.

Important Academic Information for Parents Students at Mountain Education Charter High school must have 23 credits to graduate. On average, students that attend school each night from Monday through Thursday while working 4 hours per night can earn one credit in approximately one month. Graduation occurs when a student earns 23 credits in their respective “Plan of Study,” which is developed by the school and approved by parents. Ask about your student’s “Plan of Study” when you attend any of the parent meetings offered at school Students actually “graduate” the day that their respective plan of study is completed. However, they may then choose to take part in the graduation ceremony, which is scheduled in late May.
Georgia First Lady Visits MECHS

Sandra Deal with a new graduate and MECHS staff

By: Richard Gill

Sandra Deal, the First Lady of Georgia and the wife of Governor Nathan Deal, visited Mountain Education Charter High School on Monday, October 17, by attending classes at the Forsyth site.  While there Mrs. Deal spoke with students and teachers in the respective classrooms to learn more about the unique process and culture that is evident in each MECHS learning community.

The First Lady was invited to the Mountain Education Charter High School system by Assistant Superintendent Tracy Sanford at a recent statewide educational event.  Sanford, who knew of Mrs. Deal’s goal of visiting each of the more than 200 public school districts in Georgia, extended the invitation and coordinated the visit.

Once on campus Forsyth MECHS Site Administrator Kim Barnes took over and hosted the event by escorting Mrs. Deal to the various classrooms while stimulating discussion between students and the First Lady.  “I like the structure that Mountain Ed provides,” explained a student in a science classroom.  “For me,” said a male student in a math class, “this school gives me more attention and I need that.  I moved from Ohio and have bounced around at different schools without finding success.  Here, I feel like the teachers care about me and look out for me.”

The First Lady herself was a former teacher and explained her background in one classroom.  “Shortly after Nathan and I were married I took a job as a third grade teacher and I realized that I needed to be with older students.  I then transferred to sixth grade, and most of my career in teaching was in middle school.  I really liked the middle school students.”

Mrs. Deal continued to disclose to the students that she gave up teaching as she began a family, but often volunteered at local schools to be near her children and “to learn more about the friends that they associated with.  This made gave me more understanding into my own children and their decisions.”

The visit culminated with a photo opportunity with several staff members and a gift presented to the First Lady by Sanford thanking her for her time at Mountain Education Charter High School.


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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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