New High School Students
If you are new to the district or are currently an 8th grader at MBJH then this page will answer many of your questions.
Current 8th Graders attending Junior High
The registration process for next year's 9th graders typically begins in late February or early March. Browsing through this website will give you lots of information on what to expect in high school. For more information about the transition to high school contact the Junior High counselor Rob Bennett.
Below are some common questions asked by new students and families. Please don't hesitate to contact us for more information.
School Profile (back to questions)
Mount Baker High School (MBHS) is part of the Mount Baker School District, a rural school district serving approximately 2500 students, located 100 miles northeast of Seattle, Washington, and 70 miles southwest of Vancouver, British Columbia. MBHS serves a diverse population of approximately 700 students. Historically a logging community, it is not uncommon to have fourth and even fifth generation students attend MBHS. Because we are located on the border of the Nooksack Indian Reservation, we work closely with the tribe to serve the needs of Native American students. We also have one of the largest Slavic populations in the country (per capita, US Census 2000). We feature fast growing Ukrainian and Russian communities.
MBHS is accredited by the Washington State Board of Education. Students can select challenging college preparatory classes in English, math through calculus, chemistry, environmental biology, geophysics, physics, and Spanish. MBHS prides itself on not only making sure students are prepared to attend college, but also making sure they are able to apply real world skills to their local community. Students can participate in a wide range of vocational courses through our business, technology, horticulture, agriculture, and Advanced Natural Resources classes. Through these classes, students are able to earn professional certifications (Microsoft Office User Specialist, A+ computer repair specialist), work in the school’s greenhouse and orchard, learn forest management skills, use modern technology and work with local fisheries. MBHS’s commitment to academic excellence continues with proposed curriculum changes that will require students to have four years each of math, social science, science, and English, making our graduation requirements some of the most rigorous in the state of Washington.
Nearly seventy-five percent of students participate in co-curricular activities. There are 16 clubs and activities and 16 varsity level sports. Students are encouraged to succeed both in and out of the classroom. The school’s core values are reflected in our pride statement:
What do I need to register? (back to questions)
Certain paperwork is needed to register at MBHS. Check the list below. If you have questions about this information contact the registrar or a counselor.
When can I register? (back to questions)
If you will be starting school during the school year it is best to schedule and appointment with your counselor. Make sure you have the necessary paperwork (see above) and a parent/guardian over 18. If you aren't able to get a parent or guardian to come in please let us know. It is best to avoid coming in around lunch (12-1).
Alternative School (back to questions)
The Timber Ridge Center is an alternative program for both regular and special education students in grades 6-12 who have dropped out, are at-risk of dropping out, or who are seeking an alternative school experience. A continuum of educational services is available to meet the needs of students struggling to make educational progress. These include counseling, intensive and integrated special education services, contract-based learning, distance learning, and vocational planning.
Timber Ridge students are considered students of the Mount Baker School District. To go to Timber Ridge, students must talk with his/her counselor and/or the assistant principal.
Directions to MBHS (back to questions)
From Interstate 5- Take Exit 255 "Mount Baker, Sunset Drive. continue east on State Highway 542 (Mount Baker Highway) approximately 13 miles to Mitchell Road. Turn right MBHS will be on the left along with the junior high school. Take a left onto Deming Road and go one half block. Take a left into the parking lot and look for the main office.
From Highway 9- Follow Highway 9 north unitl it intersects with State Highway 542. Turn left. Go approximately two miles through Deming to Mitchell Road. Turn left on Mitchell road. The junior high and high school will be on the left. Take a left onto Deming Road and go one half block. Take a left into the parking lot and look for the main office.
What are the school hours? (back to questions)
Students are in class from 7:55 to 2:30 Monday through Friday. The high school office is open from 7:30 to 4:00 Monday through Friday. Summer hours can vary. Call 383-2015 to confirm summer hours.
Have questions? Contact any member of the student support team to have your questions answered. Click below for contact information.
Student Support Team Contact Information
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