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Welcome to the Mayland Early College High School website. A partnership of the public school systems in Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey Counties in northwestern North Carolina, MECHS is housed on the campus of Mayland Community College in Spruce Pine, NC.

Here you will find information on our school, its programs and services, and its staff.


Students that apply and are accepted to Mayland Early College High School become members of a small, student-centered academic community. Through the collaborative efforts of students, teachers, parents/guardians, business, community, and Mayland Community College, we create a culture that fosters respectful and responsible citizens. Students experience an innovative and flexible approach to learning, which enables them to meet rigorous academic standards. Upon completion of Early College High School, students have to opportunity to be awarded both a North Carolina High School Diploma and an Associate’s Degree from Mayland Community College.

Our Mission

The Mayland Early College High School provides a personalized learning environment to create seamless curriculum between high school and college, and provides work-based experiences to students through rigorous, relevant, and responsive instruction emphasizing relationships and leadership development.

Operating Hours, Location, & Contact Information

The MECHS offices are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Administrative offices and classrooms are located in the Phillips-Gwaltney building, the big rock building in the upper right hand parking lot of Mayland Community College. Here are directions to our campus, along with a MCC campus map.

Telephone: (828) 766-2590
Fax (828) 765-0728

Mailing Address 

Mayland Early College High School
PO Box 547
Spruce Pine, NC   28777​

Physical Address

Mayland Early College High School  
264 Mayland Drive
Spruce Pine, North Carolina 28777


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The Mayland Early College High School is located on the campus of Mayland Community College, Spruce Pine, North Carolina. 

Visit the MCC website here.


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Principal's Corner

Muffy Dayton

Mayland Early College High School Principal

School Calendar

Download the current school calendar (requires the free Adobe Reader available here). 



These are Adobe Acrobat PDF files. Open with the Adobe Reader available here.

Our Staff

Meet the faculty, staff and administrators of the MECHS.


What is Early College? How can it benefit my child?

Answers to your MECHS questions can be found here.


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