About Our School
Dear Mountain High School Parents and Students:
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year; this is my second year serving as principal of Mountain High School and my twelfth year as an administrator in the Rim district, and I am proud to be a Soaring Eagle! Last year was a successful year for us on many fronts, but this year has the potential to be even better as we strive for continuous school improvement year after year. As Mountain High students, staff, parents, and our mountain community, we know that we are better together, and when we exude a heart for all, we exemplify Mountain Pride and Tradition!
In August of last year, we started new construction on restrooms for students and staff and they were completed before the start of winter and have been enjoyed by staff and students alike. We have also worked on bringing nutrition and lunch our MHS students on their own campus which started in the beginning of September this year. We have also developed an active School Site Council with parents and students involved that meet monthly to discuss budget and expenditures.
The 18-19 school year brought many other changes to the school as well; beginning with the hiring of a new English teacher, Mr. Stuehrmann, then sending staff to professional development, and finally purchasing of new curriculum and technology. Two staff went to the California Continuing Education Association (CCEA) conference last April while another staff member went to a Restorative Justice training in May. The whole staff received new Smartboards for use in the classroom, and experience one-to-one Chromebooks for the students as well.
MHS had been on probation with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) for the past two years, but we had a visit from a committee on May 5-7, 2019, and we have been returned to our six-year accreditation status which accredits Mountain High School until June 30, 2023. This was a great achievement and due to the hard work of the staff and means that we will have a one day visit this spring from a WASC representative, and then we will not have another visit until 2023!
We are looking forward to 2019-20 being our best school year yet, and to working with each one of you to ensure that each student has the same opportunity for success in high school and beyond!
Yours in service,
David K. Nygren
Mountain High School
“Home of the Soaring Eagles”
At Mountain High School, students will discover and develop their own unique talents and interests while realizing personal success with academics through personalized learning. Each student will be an empowered learner and an engaged citizen to achieve a positive impact in the local and global communities.