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Upcoming Events: January 17-20: EOC and NC Finals begin...January 23: End of Semester...January 24: Beginning of Spring Semester


Important Dates:

Tuesday, January 24: First Day of the Spring Semester

Our Mission

 The mission of McDowell High School is to prepare all students for college and careers by providing world class opportunities through rigorous learning, experiences, and technology. As a community we will inspire students to achieve a successful future through goal setting, responsibility, organization, tolerance, and interpersonal communication.

Our Vision:

 Every student graduates with a plan for a successful future

 Our Motto:

 Pathway to World Class Opportunities and Excellence

Our Core Values:

  • Students are the reason we are here, and they possess the ability to learn.
  • Students have access to a quality education with caring adults who support, challenge and prepare them to be problem solvers and serve their community.
  • Quality relationships are key to student success and learning.
  • Students set goals for their future beyond graduation from high school.
  • Students are engaged in learning that is collaborative, relevant and rigorous; utilizing technology to learn skills needed for the future.
  • Students are offered opportunities to obtain certifications so they will be equipped with credentials that will give them an advantage and empower them in the job market.
  • Education is a shared community responsibility.

News & Announcements

Students Earn Certifications

Congrats to these students who have earned Microsoft Office Specialist Word Certification through Certiport. "Certiport is dedicated to helping people excel and succeed through certification. Our globally recognized credentials are aimed at enhancing individual productivity, marketability, and value." Top Row (left to right): Preston L, Caden D, Alexa P, Katelyn S, Mary V, Hannah C, Maryn S, Toby D, Torreon S, Morgan P
Bottom Row (left to right): Peyton W, Erick R, Adrian C, Andrew E, Michael W, Christian G. McDowell County CTE McDowell County Schools #titanproud #careerready

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Events Photo
*Regular Student Day (originally a Teacher Workday)
Date: 1/23/2017
End of Semester and 2nd 9 weeks Grading Period
Date: 1/23/2017
Swimming (Home) with Christ School/N. Buncombe
Date: 1/23/2017
Basketball (Home) with N. Buncombe
Date: 1/24/2017
First day of the Spring Semester
Date: 1/24/2017
Planning Period Faculty Meeting in Media Center
Date: 1/24/2017
Location: Media Center
Wrestling (Home) with TC Roberson
Date: 1/24/2017
Basketball @ Erwin
Date: 1/27/2017


Graduation #classof2017