BACK TO SCHOOL: Mountain Pine School District

A sign on the Mountain Pine School campus. - File photo by The Sentinel-Record
A sign on the Mountain Pine School campus. - File photo by The Sentinel-Record

First day of school: Aug. 15

Open house: Aug. 11

About: Mountain Pine School District's partnership with National Park College allows students to acquire concurrent credit while attending high school; some earn an associate degree.

Families are welcome at Mountain Pine where there is a small teacher/student ratio and students are known by their name and not a number. Mountain Pine School District is designed specifically with the needs, interests and learning styles of the students at heart.

"At Mountain Pine School District, serving children's educational needs is our only business," the school district says. "This mission is taken very seriously and the full support of the family will be solicited in order to reach the success that is desired. It is our belief that this will be a great year!"

The Mountain Pine School District assumes the responsibility of providing students attending its schools a high-quality education that challenges each student to achieve their maximum potential. The district endeavors to create the environment within the schools necessary to attain this goal. The creation of the necessary climate shall be based on the following core beliefs: 1. All students can be successful learners. 2. Students learn at different rates and in different ways. 3. A primary goal shall be to give students the skills they need to be lifelong learners. 4. The education of all citizens is basic to our community's well-being. 5. Student achievement is affected positively by the engagement of parents and the community in the schools. 6. The District is responsible for helping cultivate good citizenship skills in its students. 7. Students reflect the moral and ethical values of their environment. 8. All people have a right to a safe environment.

"Mountain Pine School District is fully aware of the importance of the individual, and the individual's responsibility to society. The educational program is geared to reflect the best of all formal accomplishments, to stress ethnic compatibility, and to provide a comprehensive education that will motivate individuals to the lifelong pursuit of knowledge, and enable the individual to achieve those goals."

Mountain Pine School District, 734 Blakely Dam Road, Mountain Pine. Call 501-767-1540, or visit

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