Manhattan Early College School for Advertising
The Manhattan Early College School for Advertising (MECA) offers students the unique opportunity to earn a CTE-endorsed Regents Diploma, an Associate's Degree from the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) -- free of charge -- and hands-on professional training through our partners in the advertising and media industry. Students engage in a rigorous, project-based curriculum that blends art, technology, and creative problem solving. Students have the option to graduate in four years with a high school diploma and 20 college credits or to stay for six years and graduate with a high school diploma, a college degree, and two years of paid work experience. All graduates leave ready to enter into a wide range of careers and as strong candidates for 4-year colleges. In 2015-2016, MECA added a 10th grade class and doubled in size to approximately 200 students guided by 16 teachers and five support staff. To learn more about MECA, please visit our website at www.meca-nyc.org.