Dear Mountain Ridge High School Community,
As principal of Mountain Ridge High School, I would like to welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year, and I am honored to lead a school with such a rich tradition of excellence. Even during this unique time, I am excited for the learning that will take place this year. I enjoy interacting with students, and I love to see them find future success in their learning both in high school and in their education and careers after high school.
I believe that all schools should prioritize three areas: student safety, student success, and creating life-long learners among all students and school staff. For students to learn, they must feel safe at school, both in the classroom and around the school campus. With a safe and productive learning environment, students and teachers will optimize their time at school, and parents and community members will feel comfortable communicating and building relationships at Mountain Ridge. This will lead students, teachers, and staff members to continue their focus on student growth and achievement. Student success is rooted in creating life-long learners who develop the ability to self-reflect on their own progress, allowing them to adapt and communicate with teachers, staff members, and parents to make gains in their learning. In the same manner, teachers will continue to self-reflect, communicate, and collaborate with students, parents, and other teachers to help students achieve their highest level of success.
I look forward to an amazing school year and to being a part of your student’s future success at Mountain Ridge!
Mr. David Vines
Mountain Ridge High School