Reunion Time for High Mountain Institute Students
It was Family Weekend at High Mountain Institute (HMI) in Leadville and beautiful early spring weather set the stage as Semester 36 students reunited with parents and siblings after two months apart. It was hugs and smiles all around, with lots of stories to share.
The High Mountain Institute was founded by Leadville’s Christopher and Molly Barnes in the spirit of combining wilderness and intellectual pursuits. The school’s programs combine academic learning with wilderness skills, travel, and connecting to the natural world. On the trail, the students study the human connection to the natural world, and learn new leadership skills. In addition, Students takes college-preparatory academic classes in English, science, history, math, and foreign language at HMI.
HMI is one of several semester schools that is often recognized alternative to the typical path of four years of secondary schooling, and HMI’s mission and vision remain unique in the realm of 21st century education.
After leaving HMI, alumni repeatedly report increased confidence, improved academic performance, affinity for positive communities, and passion for exercising their new leadership skills toward building community and solving substantive challenges.
Today, HMI has over 1,000 alumni from across the country from its Semester School and summer programs and is recognized nationally as a leader in progressive education. The educational institution is a non-profit organization. For more information, visit their website: LINK.
School’s Back in Session for Leadville Students
Leadville schools are back in session after a (hopefully) wonderful Spring Break session for students, faculty and staff!