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July 6, 2018
Dear Arabia Mountain High School Family:
It is with great pleasure that I serve as Principal of Arabia Mountain High School. Here at Arabia we are Raising Academically Motivated Students. The vision for Arabia Mountain High School is to create a nationally recognized school of excellence with students who excel and compete on all levels to be successful in a rapidly changing world by creating stability, significance, opportunities, and traditions. We will make our vision a reality through our mission, which is, “to engage students in active learning and service through instruction using the school and community as a context for developing understanding of human and environmental interactions while preparing leaders for involved citizenship in a changing world.” My priority is to uphold the vision and mission of Arabia Mountain High School on a daily basis, while challenging everyone to go the extra mile to make our school the best in the county, state, and nation.
The 2018-2019 school year will be the “Year of Growth through Making Connections” as we ensure the growth of every stakeholder by taking Pride in all of our actions and by continuing to build on the foundation that we have created here at Arabia Mountain High School. It is important that we prepare all of our students for success after high school. Some of our students will decide to go to college. Others will join the military or the workforce. It is our job to prepare them for whatever path they choose.
The 2018-2019 school year is going to be our best year yet because we are going to work together to ensure the success of all of our students. I look forward to continuing the traditions that we have and to creating new ones as we prepare our students to compete and excel. I am proud to serve each and every one of you. Go Rams!!
Rodney F. Swanson, Ph.D.