Principal's Welcome to Blue Mountain High School
It is with great pride that we welcome you to Blue Mountain High School. We hope to share with you the academic, social, and athletic aspects of our fine school. Blue Mountain High School is an award winning school that is rich in history and tradition, holding tightly to its founding principles, yet always reaching to the future and embracing new concepts. We have built strong relationships with our parents, students, and community partners in an effort to provide a safe learning environment that allows our students to excel in a rigorous curriculum that best prepares them to be college and / or career ready upon graduation.
Our students are offered a diverse curriculum taught by experienced, caring professionals who are dedicated to providing the best education possible. Our curriculum offers interesting electives within our “Career Academies”: Business; Art & Communication; Engineering & Technology; Health & Science; and Human Services. Students can also benefit from a Professional Field Experience
through an Internship course that aligns with coursework (at the next level) within their Career
Academy for a full work experience prior to graduation. Students can choose between a vast number of vocational major opportunities, all the way to thirteen different advanced placement course offerings. Eligible juniors and seniors also have a unique opportunity to earn college credit by enrolling in our Dual Enrollment Program.
With increased expectations in every class because of the Pennsylvania State and Common Core Standards along with the requirement to reach proficiency on the Keystone Exams, the level of preparation required by all of our students is always on the rise. Continuous improvement is necessary to close the achievement gap.
As principal, I feel it is important that our students want to learn and they are excited to be in school each day. We must strive to ensure our students are inspired daily / making content relevant to student interests in an effort to encourage a positive attitude toward learning.
We also believe that students benefit through their involvement in all aspects of school life. Therefore, a strong emphasis is placed on student participation in activities beyond the classroom. We live by a few words here at Blue Mountain… They are RESPONSIBILITY, ACCOUNTABILITY, RESPECT, & PRIDE! Whether in sports, clubs, or community projects, our students know the value of “educating the whole person”. Our students take pride in working together, and in serving their community.
Finally, we want to encourage parents to get involved beyond the specific booster clubs for sports, band, or cheer to participate in school wide supports. Having parents involved helps all our students. Student academic success and personal responsibility / accountability are truly dependent on a cooperative triangle comprised of the student-teacher-parent/guardian. We encourage and depend on YOU to take an active and supportive role in your son’s / daughter’s education at Blue Mountain High School, and we look forward to your continued support throughout the school year.
Thank you in advance for your continued support toward academic excellence at Blue Mountain. Please know my door is always open. Feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns you may have throughout the school year.
Kevin W. Berger, Principal
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Blue Mountain HighSchool
1076 West Market Street
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
Phone: 570-366-0511 / Fax: 570-366-1965