Our History, Purpose, and Future


The mission of McDowell Early College is to prepare students for college, career, and life through academic, social, and emotional development within a supportive and nurturing environment. Through the effective use of innovative instructional practices and technology along with prioritizing the well-being of students, we empower them to succeed in our complex and interconnected world.


McDowell Early College is committed to empowering our students so they embrace learning opportunities, preparing themselves for college, career, and life in the 21st century.  We provide a supportive, dynamic learning environment which encourages students to reach their full potential, pursue their passions, and make meaningful contributions.