Address:108 West 31st Street, Durango, CO 81301.
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Mountain Middle School
The founders recognized a need in the community for an alternative public middle school that focused on teacher-student interaction, collaboration, and problem-solving, while using technology for research and production, in a supportive environment. Mountain Middle School’s (MMS) charter was granted through the Charter School Institute, and it currently serves students in grades six through eight, from Durango and surrounding areas.
Mountain Middle School’s structure and programming is adapted from the highly successful High Tech High model, which emphasizes project-based learning. MMS has been well-received in the community, with increasing enrollment numbers each year and a waiting list for enrollment.
There is an educational firestorm sweeping across the country: Most Likely to Succeed
This film should be watched by every caring parent and educator who wants to improve the learning process.
—Cindy Johanson, Edutopia
Canyon De Shelley 8th Gr. Field Trip Pictures!
See the pictures here. Thanks to Jim E for sharing.
Mountain Middle School Plans for Expansion
Growth for 2016 to include:
Grades 3 through 5
New building facilities and a lot more...
See the Durango Herald article for more details.
Charter Schools Serve the Community Well
The Durango Herald article highlights these facts:
100% of AHS graduates received college acceptance letters last year.
Mountain Middle School is ranked in the top 12% of all public schools in Colorado based on academic performance.
Both schools report record enrollment registration for 2015-16 school year.