MECHS recognized for growth, school performance grade
LEDGER – Mayland Early College met its expected growth for the previous school year, earned a school performance grade of an “A” and was recognized for their accomplishments Thursday, April 11, at the regular meeting of the Mitchell County Board of Education.
Representatives from the school accepted a plaque for their accomplishments from Jennifer Gregory, executive director of accountability, personnel and testing for Mitchell County Schools.
Mayland Early College’s growth was 74.8 percent, and their overall achievement was 87.1 percent.
“They have done very, very well,” Gregory said. “The teachers are always involved with giving their kids extracurricular activities.”
Superintendent Chad Calhoun praised the school for their efforts and urged people to visit the campus. Calhoun added the relationship and cooperation between the early college and Mayland Community College has improved over the years.
“If you’ve not been up there lately, you need to go,” Calhoun said. “That staff is like a family. They work closely together and they are constantly checking on their programs. It’s an outstanding school, and the kids they have are outstanding students.”