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The Manhattan Early College School for Advertising is an innovative Early College and Career (ECC) High School in New York City that offers an integrated sequence of high school classes, Associate degree courses, and workplace learning experiences. Over the six years, students will earn a CTE-endorsed Regents Diploma and a free Associate’s Degree from the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). In addition, students will have access to a series of industry specific experiences designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the field of advertising and media.

Key to the success of the school is the strong partnership between BMCC, the Department of Education, The City University of New York, and industry partners from the American Association of Advertising Agencies.

MECA students use state-of-the-art facilities and technology at our high school campus, at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, and at industry work sites throughout the city.
MECA at-a-glance. Learn more about our academic and professional programs and extracurricular activities.
MECA offers students the unique opportunity to graduate with a High School Diploma, an Associate’s Degree—free of charge—from BMCC, and paid, professional work experience.
MECA offers a wide range of PSAL sports and extracurricular clubs and activities for students.