|Type||Public magnet secondary|
|Students||420; 90% Alaska native|
|Location||Sitka, Alaska, USA|
Mt. Educational institutions are often categorised along several dimensions Alaska ( Аляска Alyaska) is a state in the United States of America, in the northwest of the North American continent The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A campus is traditionally the land on which a College or University and related institutional buildings are situated The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages Edgecumbe High School (abbreviated MEHS) is a State of Alaska-run public boarding high school located in Sitka, Alaska in the United States. Alaska ( Аляска Alyaska) is a state in the United States of America, in the northwest of the North American continent A boarding school is a School where some or all pupils not only study but also live during term time with their fellow students and possibly teachers High school is the name used in some parts of the world (in particular Scotland, North America and Australia) to describe an institution Alaska ( Аляска Alyaska) is a state in the United States of America, in the northwest of the North American continent The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
Mt. Edgecumbe High School was instituted on Japonski Island in Sitka in 1947 on the then-recently deserted Sitka World War II installation. Japonski Island is a small island in the city of Sitka in the Alexander Archipelago of southeastern Alaska, United States. Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including It was originally administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and, along with boarding schools in others parts of the state, helped educate today's leaders from rural areas. History Although the bureau which was called the Office of Indian Affairs was formed in 1824 similar agencies had existed in the U In fact, there are several MEHS graduates in the current Alaska Legislature. The Alaska Legislature is the state legislature of the US state of Alaska. In the '80s the school was closed for a year before being transferred to the State of Alaska which has been administering the institution since.
The school is named for Mount Edgecumbe which is located on Kruzof Island, a dormant volcano visible from Mt. Mount Edgecumbe is the current name of a long- Dormant volcano located at the southern end of Kruzof Island, Alaska, USA, of which it is Kruzof Island is an island in the Alexander Archipelago in southeastern Alaska at. Plate tectonics and hotspots Divergent plate boundaries At the Edgecumbe High School's campus.
Mt. Edgecumbe's success in developing educationally disadvantaged students from the "bush" (as rural Alaska is known) has been recognized from a state, national, and even world-wide level. Much like other roadless or remote parts of Australia and Africa the state of Alaska in the United States has area commonly referred to as " the Bush " In fact, 90% of its students go on to college (though graduation rate from college is unknown), all students are required to learn a language (primarily Chinese or Japanese as well as Spanish), familiarize students with an array of technologies, and participate in an all-around vigorous academic environment (for example, class is held on Saturday once a month). is a language spoken by over 130 million people in Japan and in Japanese emigrant communities Mt. Edgecumbe staff also take students to their house for dinners to help build personal connections with students and help better the environment at the school. As a result, Mt. Edgecumbe is one of the most successful high schools in the state in terms of test scores, and the most successful high school in terms of rural students' scores on the exit exam.
As a majority of Mt. Edgecumbe's student body comes from the Bush, 90% of students are Alaska Natives. Much like other roadless or remote parts of Australia and Africa the state of Alaska in the United States has area commonly referred to as " the Bush " Alaska Natives are Indigenous peoples of the Americas native to the state of Alaska within the United States. However, the school makes special efforts to promote their cultural identity and there are several indigenous dance troupes that are relatively popular.
The concept of a boarding school is very controversial in the state. Many rural communities have protested against losing its adolescent youth for the entire school year tearing apart their unique cultures. The concept of a boarding school also produces a statewide brain drain. A brain drain or human capital flight is a large emigration of individuals with technical skills or knowledge, normally due to conflict, lack of opportunity Rural schools, many already struggling with low enrollment and high staff turnover, are further struck with their best students bolting out of town leaving the rural schools in an already worse state than they were originally in.
Mt. Edgecumbe is in the process of expanding. It has expanded from 370 students in 2004 to 420 students as of 2005 and with a projected long-term (2007 onward) capacity of 450. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The primary motive for this expansion is both Mt. Edgecumbe's success and the high demand that has come from that success. The school usually only has 140 openings, but usually an excess of 300 students apply every year. As of 2005, over 100 Alaskan communities are represented at MEHS.
Mt. Edgecumbe's interscholastic statewide status is also slated to move from a 3A school (100-400 students) to a 4A school (400 students and above) and this change is likely affect many aspects of Mt. Edgecumbe's competitive activities as regulated by the Alaska School Activities Association. Alaska School Activities Association (abbreviated as ASAA) is the regulating body for Alaska High school interscholastic activities and is Alaska's member
It is also currently the summer home to the Sitka Fine Arts Camp. Sitka Fine Arts Camp is a nationally-recognized Fine arts Summer camp located in Sitka, Alaska.
Mt. Edgecumbe's sports teams are known as the Braves and the Lady Braves and the school is especially recognized for both its boys and girls basketball teams. Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m Mt. Edgecumbe, as classified as a 3A school, has made repeated runs to state championships with its basketball teams. Besides basketball, its competitive drama, debate and forensic team has been successful at the state level winning a state championship in drama in 2004, and the school has produced many decent wrestling and volleyball teams as well. Drama is the specific mode of Fiction represented in Performance. Debate ( American English) or debating ( British English) is a formal method of interactive and position representational Argument. Scholastic wrestling is the commonly-used name of the style of Amateur wrestling practiced at the High school and middle (junior high school level in Volleyball is an Olympic team sport in which two teams of 6 active players (5 normal players and one 'libero' are separated by a net that is usually four feet Historically, Edgecumbe was known for its running; in the 60s and early 70s Mt. Edgecumbe won 11 consecutive regional championships in cross-country. Their last regional championship was in 2003.
There has been controversy, however, about MEHS's basketball program. As a boarding school, many students from semi-rural or even urban communities have enrolled in MEHS for the school's basketball program thus draining athletic talent from other schools across both Southeast Alaska (which Mt. The Alaska Panhandle, sometimes referred to as Southeast Alaska, is the southeastern portion of the U Edgecumbe's sports conference is located in) and the state.
Mt. Edgecumbe's traditional rivals include its cross-town 4A rival Sitka High School (their matchups are known as the "Battle of the Bridge" — alluding to MEHS and SHS being on different islands) and its primary 3A rival, Petersburg High School in Petersburg, Alaska. Sitka High School (abbreviated SHS) is the principal High school for the Southeast Alaskan community of Sitka and the Sitka School District Petersburg High School ( PHS) is the public high school for the Southeast Alaskan community of Petersburg and the Petersburg City School District Petersburg is a city in Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area, Alaska, in the United States. Alaska ( Аляска Alyaska) is a state in the United States of America, in the northwest of the North American continent