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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

We Believe:

  • 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.

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2015-2016 School Calendar Adjustments

The 2015-2016 Traditional school calendar has been adjusted to reflect the following changes due to inclement weather in January:
*March 4, 2016 is now a full instructional day for Students.
*March 25, 2016 is no longer a holiday, but an optional teacher workday.
*The last day for students is June 10, 2016 and will be a 1/2 school day.
At this time, we do not have any make-up days for students. However, any future missed days will need to be called as "No days" or Teacher workdays to preserve Spring Break. A revised calendar can be found on the McDowell County Schools website.

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Memorial Day Holiday: No School
Date: 5/30/2016
9th/10th Grade Academic Awards
Date: 5/31/2016, 6 PM 8 PM
Location: MHS Commons/Cafeteria
11th/12th Grade Academic Awards
Date: 6/2/2016, 6 PM 8 PM
Location: MHS Commons/Cafeteria
NC Finals for Yearlong History Courses
Date: 6/3/2016
1st Period Exams
Date: 6/6/2016
2nd Period Exams
Date: 6/7/2016
Awards Night - Seniors
Date: 6/7/2016, 6 PM 9 PM
Location: Auditorium
3rd Period Exams
Date: 6/8/2016


Countdown to Graduation 2016