Greetings Mountain Lion Community,
Welcome to the 2016-17 academic year!
As we embark on our twenty-second year of excellence, I want to take a moment to thank our outstanding parents and community for continuous and consistent support. I am always impressed by your willingness to assist us in general and specific ways. Thank you for your attendance at our events, for your support and kind words about our staff and programs, and mostly, thank you for sharing your remarkable students with us. We know how blessed we are to work with them each day.
This year we will continue to strive to create even more authentic and innovative learning opportunities for students. Our highly skilled and effective faculty embraces working together to ensure content alignment and sharing best practices to enhance their pedagogy. We know that by working together we create opportunities for students to achieve beyond their own perceived ability levels. That is my goal for each and every student at Mountain Ridge High School, success each year and in all areas.
As always, I encourage students to take both academic and extracurricular risks. We strongly believe that high school is the perfect time for students to explore possible career opportunities by taking Career and Technical Education and other elective courses. This year we offer more Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses than we have ever offered. There are so many academic and extracurricular options for all our students; all of them enhance the high school experience, and all of them make Mountain Ridge High School the best place to be.
If you haven’t done so yet, please become familiar with our website and enroll in our daily announcement email to receive a list of all announcements delivered to your student each day. Both are excellent communication tools for all community members. We are excited this year for our new Mountain Ridge App. This will also be an information resource for parents and students.
I again thank you for your involvement in our school and in your student’s education; that is one of our greatest strengths and something that sets us apart from other schools. We are very proud of our reality that here, there is an opportunity for everyone to be involved; this includes students, parents, and members of the community.
We are excited for the 2016-17 school year. Together, we can ensure that this will be our best year yet.
Here’s to a great year together,