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Applying to Manor Early College High School


Manor Early College High School provides those students who have been historically underrepresented in higher education the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and associate degree through rigorous academic coursework and well-planned systems of support.


We envision that every MECHS graduate will not only earn a high school diploma and 60 transferable credit hours, but will also embrace a culture of leadership, intellectualism, social awareness, and productive citizenry.

Associate Degree Plans

Associate of Arts in General Studies

The General Studies program is designed for students who would like to benefit from two years of a broad, general college education (core curriculum). General studies students develop their ability to think critically and analytically, to write effectively, to work well with others, to solve problems creatively. Core curriculum courses are 100% transferable to all 4- year public institution in Texas.

Associate of Arts in General Studies & Level 1 Certificate in Automation, Robotics, and Controls Technology – Manor Industry Connection Academy

The Automation, Robotics and Control specialization trains students to install, operate, maintain and troubleshoot equipment used in manufacturing environments. Core skills are electric circuits, semiconductor devices, and microprocessor controls. This program is executed in partnership with Samsung and Applied Materials that includes mentorship, site visits, and job-shadowing.

Benefits to Students and Parents

  • Participate at no cost – transportation, tuition, and textbooks are free.
  • Excel in a small, well-supported, personalized learning environment.
  • Become immersed in college culture and activities.
  • Experience a seamless transition to college.
  • Reduces the time needed to complete a college degree.

Manor Early College High School Facts

  • Is a four-year program and requires a long-term commitment. 
  • Is academically rigorous and requires substantial dual-credit coursework by students.
  • Uses teaching/learning methods that require students to actively participate, work cooperatively, and complete assigned homework prior to coming to class.
  • Is a “school within a school”, meaning it is a smaller, independent school located within the larger Manor High School community.
  • Will expect students to maintain high academic and behavioral standards.
  • Will expect students to demonstrate the maturity and self-discipline required to handle college courses as soon as spring of their 9th grade year.
  • Requires participation in AVID as a freshman.


A maximum of 150 ninth grade students will be accepted into Manor Early College for the 2019-20 school year. If you have any questions about Manor Early College High School or the application process, please contact: 

MECHS Principal – Dr. Alime Sadikova at or MECHS Counselor - Latoyia Pea at

Application Completion:

  1. Pick up a paper application with your middle school counselor, or download it via the link to the right. Read over the entire application.
  2. Complete the Student Information section on page 4 as well as the essay on page 7. Students are highly encouraged to submit typed essays.
  3. Give pages 5 and 6 to two teachers to complete the Sponsorship form.
  4. Read and complete the Commitment Form with your parents. 
    1. Return the entire application, including Teacher Sponsorship Forms, Essay, and Commitment Form, to your middle school counselor or directly to the front office at Manor High School.

Important Notes:

  1. Prior to completing application, review the MECHS Student and Parent Handbook.
  2. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. The application packet will be verified for inclusion of all required portions upon receipt. Partial applications will be returned immediately.
  3. All application components, including the recommendations, should be submitted in a clasped 9” x 12” envelope with the student’s full name and current school printed on the front. If you are a MISD student, please print your Student ID# as well.
  4. Applications sent via email will not be reviewed.
  5. Teacher Sponsorship Forms must be completed by a teacher, counselor, administrator, or program advisor (i.e. Breakthrough/Gear Up), not a family member or friend.