Monday, April 4, 2016

Earn College credits while a student at MVHS and have the tuition waived!

A number of colleges are offering a chance for high school juniors and seniors to earn college credits at a substantially reduced rate.  Often these classes will earn high school credit as well.  You just pay for books and fees.*

Some of these classes are taught right here at Mountain Valley High School.  For instance Central Maine Community College will offer Intermediate Algebra here on Tuesday afternoons from 3-5:55 and Introduction to Psychology on Wednesday afternoons from 3-5:55.  University of Maine at Fort Kent will offer English Composition I and II throughout the year as part of the curriculum at Mountain Valley High School.  You may also take online classes from the University of Maine at Augusta and Husson College.

If you would like more information including application requirements, follow the links below or you may contact me at Mountain Valley High School.

University of Maine at Fort Kent

University of Maine at Augusta

Central Maine Community College

Husson College

*Some financial assistance with course fees may be available based on income guidelines.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Camp Dragonfly; A day long grief camp for children, teens & their families.

The loss of a loved one can be incredibly difficulty.  Having the chance to share your feelings with others can help ease these feeling and feel less alone.  Attached is the flyer for Camp Dragonfly.  This is a free camp, open to your entire family. 

If your family is grieving or know someone that is, please contact Amy Dulac at (207) 795-9468 or pass this information along to any families that might benefit from attending.  

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Homeless students in the Mountain Valley Region

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education

Homeless students that reside in the Mountain Valley Region of RSU #10 are protected by law to help minimize educational disruptions. The law is the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

Under McKinney-Vento, homeless students are guaranteed the right to a free, appropriate, public education. When students become homeless, they can remain enrolled in the schools they have been attending, although they might no longer meet residency requirements. McKinney-Vento also guarantees homeless students the right to enroll in a public school even if they lack the typically required documents and immunizations. In addition, homeless students are guaranteed the transportation they need to attend school.

According to McKinney-Vento, "homeless" can be defined as an individual who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence, including children and youth:
  • Sharing housing due to loss of housing or economic hardship
  • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate housing
  • Living in emergency or transitional housing
  • Abandoned in hospitals
  • Awaiting foster care
  • Having a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, regular sleeping accommodations
  • Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations
  • Migratory students meeting the descriptions above
For more information, please visit

If you have any questions or need information about homeless students in the Mountain Valley Region, please contact me at Mountain Valley High School.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Importance of a Quality Education

Ever wonder how important your level of education will make in your earning power?  According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2012 the median income for a young adult depends greatly on their level of education.  Here are the facts:
  • Less than high school - $22,900
  • High School diploma - $30,000 (31% more than no high school diploma)
  • Bachelor's degree - $46,900 (56% more than just a diploma)
  • Master's degree or higher - $59,600 (27% more than a bachelor's)
*Between 1995 and 2012, this  pattern of higher earnings associated with higher levels of educational attainment also held across sex and racial/ethnic subgroups (White, Black, Hispanic, and Asian). Source:
You don't need to have a Master's degree in order to have a comfortable life.  Student's have options on furthering their education that may fit their interests and learning styles, including community colleges and trade schools.  However, the goal of having a high school diploma, combined with some form of post secondary education, will greatly enhance your earning power.