Ridgeline Academy High School Moves to New Campus
While the search continues for land to build a campus of its own, Ridgeline Academy’s temporary middle and high school campus opens this fall in the building formerly occupied by Anthem Prep near Daisy Mountain Drive and Gavilan Peak Parkway.
More space for its growing student body in grades seventh through 12th, better classroom space, a dedicated gymnasium/drama and production space, a library, outdoor space, and a sports field, along with space to house a new preschool and daycare this fall, are some of the highlights School Director Keven Barker points out.
Ridgeline Academy, a tuition-free public charter school, had been operating its upper school out of a temporary campus along 41st Drive in Anthem for the last two years, but has quickly outgrown the space. Barker says Ridgeline will sublet the campus from Anthem Prep for the 2022-23 school year, with a promise of two additional years to continue the lease.
In addition to core classes, the high school offers honors and dual enrollment courses, foreign language, fine and performing arts, technology, forensics, social sciences, and more. Sports offerings include football, volleyball, basketball, cross country, soccer, baseball, softball, and track and field.
For more information, visit ridgelineacademy.org.
Ridgeline K-6 Welcomes New Principal
Bonnie Perry, who served as Ridgeline Academy’s intervention specialist for the past two years, has been named principal of the K-6 school.
Perry brings five years of educational leadership to the role, in addition to nearly a decade of teaching experience in grades K-12.
“I think what I am most looking forward to in my service here at Ridgeline is linking arms with like-minded educators and families to ensure we meet every student right where they are and amass a collective effort in order to move them toward where and who they want to become,” Perry says of her new role.
“There is such power, love and joy that come from working as a team in a collective effort to do and be better. Ridgeline embodies that,” she says..