Principal's Message

Mt. SAC Early College Academy is a very special community where parents, teachers, and students share the common mission of creating a positive and collaborative learning environment.   Students will be motivated and prepared to meet intellectual challenges, learn problem solving and critical thinking skills, and will develop social, emotional, and academic competence to succeed in a global marketplace.

The Mt. SAC Early College Academy has an innovative design blending high school and college in a rigorous, yet supportive program.  Students can earn their high school diploma, “A-G” college admission requirements, and up to 2 years of free transferable general education college credit.  Students may take additional coursework to obtain an Associate Degree through Mr. San Antonio College.

We recognize our responsibility to create a safe and nurturing learning environment. A strong relationship between the school, the student, and the home enhances educational involvement, and in turn creates a positive culture for the future success of our school community. Our goal is to build a culture that is rich in academic and co-curricular traditions. We value and celebrate diversity and the unique talents of each person in our school community.

Together, we will continue to work to create a community where every student has the tools and support to maximize their potential and to develop the skills necessary for a successful transition to college and career opportunities.


Dr. Ryan McDonnell - Principal

For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack. - Rudyard Kipling