Mountain Range Selected MBA Research High School of Business

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 5:09pm

Students able to earn college credits with Front Range Community College and Uni

Mountain Range High School (MRHS) has been named a distinguished ‘High School of Business’ and as an MBA Research High School of Business. MBA Research, a national nonprofit education foundation, provides curriculum and instructional tools to select high schools across the nation in order to prepare students for post-secondary degree paths in business.

Through MBA Research’s High School of Business distinction and national accreditation, Mountain Range High School students will be able to earn college credits while in high school. Students have an opportunity to receive more than 24 college course credits from partner higher education institutions, including Front Range Community College and University of Colorado (Denver).

“It is very exciting to receive this distinction and establish our partnership with Front Range Community College,” said Mountain Range High School Principal Julie Enger. “Not only will students be immersed in high-caliber curriculum, they will leave high school with college credit, preparing them for future success.”

By the end of their sophomore year, program participants will receive a Business Specialization Certificate from Front Range Community College. Students who successfully complete the program will also earn preferred acceptance into the University of Northern Colorado's School of Business and potential introductory course waivers.

"High School of Business is an incredible addition to Mountain Range High School,” said Hilary Wimmer, MRHS career and technical education instructional leader. “Our students will graduate with a solid background in global business and economics. In addition, they’re going to be able to lower the cost of their future college education as they earn college credits while in high school.”

Students accepted into the 2016-2017 Global Studies Program — an existing MRHS program focused on world language, culture and international business — will be the first High School of Business cohort at MRHS. Spots are available. Interested students can apply for the program via the Choice program on the MRHS website.