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MECHS Students

We welcome you to our program!

Your program coordinator is Tristin J. Salter; please feel free to reach out to her if you have questions about the program.  She can be reached via email at, or by phone at 716.878.3519.  You can read more about Tristin and her credentials on our "meet the coordinator" page.

Overview -

The Middle Early College High School (MECHS) CAP was established by the Buffalo Public schools in September, 2003. Its philosophy is to provide a nurturing, supportive learning environment for underserved high school students who have the potential to benefit from a rigorous academic curriculum. During the program, students take a variety of courses at the high school and on the college campus for which they receive dual credit upon successful completion of the courses. Students have the opportunity to graduate high school with up to 51 college credit hours. The school is a Buffalo Public Schools “school of choice,” meaning that students have to apply to the school and there are a series of academic tests and interviews that are used to determine acceptance. One condition of acceptance is a commitment by students and their families to the rigors of the program, including attending a four-week summer program each summer they are in school. 



May 2022 graduate, MECHS student Paw Lai earned a 3.5 GPA and the Kratus Entrepreneurship Award from the Business Department.
MECHS Students Excel - Eric Nsanzamahoro, June 2023 graduate, will be the valedictorian for his class; Eric is currently completing his freshman year at Buffalo State with a 4.0 gpa. Congratulations, Eric!
MECHS Students Excel - Thomas Martin, Class of 2023, will be one of four salutatorians.
MECHS Students Excel - Micah Forth, Class of 2023, will be one of four salutatorians.
MECHS Students Excel - Emmanuel Sindima, Class of 2023, will be one of four salutatorians.
MECHS Students Excel - Natalia Miller, June 2023 graduate, cited by Buffalo Prep Program


Our Parent Presentation PowerPoint is here; hopefully it will answer many of your questions!

Please also review our Fall, 2021 Middle Early College Academic Support and Tutoring Center Parent Newsletter for more information.

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1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Cleveland Hall 210 •  Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5907 •  Fax: (716) 878-5930