The CORE @ Red Mtn

The CORE @ Red Mtn is an alternative option at Red Mountain High School for students who qualify based on credits, enrollment dates or other individual circumstances. New courses begin every 9 weeks allowing student to earn or make-up credits at a faster pace. The school day is expanded to meet the needs of the students. 

The CORE @ Red Mountain High School will focus on core academics of English, Math, Social Studies and Science classes while creating individualized schedules. The CORE Teachers and staff will guide students in the examination of their previous high school experience, identify strengths and needs, determine a plan for improvement and provide supports in working towards their graduation from The CORE @ Red Mountain High School.

The CORE's Daily Bell Schedule

Class Period

Time (1 hr 20 min)

Period 1

7:30 – 8:50

Period 2

8:55 – 10:15

Period 3

10:20 – 11:40

Lunch

11:40 – 12:10

Period 4

12:15 – 1:35

Period 5

1:40 – 3:00

After School GradPoint

(Optional depending on academic plan)

3:10 – 5:00

Criteria for The CORE

  1. Between 1.5 - 2 credits or more behind Grade Level Credit Standing
  2. Administrative Approval

MPS Grade Level Credit Classification

Students must have successful completed and earned the following number of credits to be in good standing for the following grade levels.

Grade 12 – 16 Credits

Grade 11 – 11 Credits

Grade 10 – 5 Credits

CORE Faculty

Jennifer Caruso - English Teacher and Department Chair

Laura Carlson - Math Teacher

Louise Coleman - Math Teacher

Joseph Eulate - English Teacher

Kyle Hare - GradPoint Teacher

Ed Hazlet - Social Studies

Kathleen Libers - Science

Andrew Moeller - Social Studies

Michael Peterson - Math

Contact Information

Mr. Jared Ryan, Principal

Mrs. JaNeal Hale, Administrator

Ms. Cathy Weigler, Student Advisor

Ms. Victoria Crump, Secretary

7301 E. Brown Road

Mesa, Arizona 85209

(480) 308-5646

The CORE’s office and classrooms are in the 600 classrooms which is situated between the Baseball Field and Student Parking. Entry to the CORE's Office is on the West side of Room 616, which faces the RM Football Home Concession Stands.  Parking available. 

We look forward to working with the students and parents of The CORE @ Red Mountain High School!

"It always seems impossible  until it's done."

Nelson Mandela

Benefits of being in The CORE @ Red Mtn

  • A Red Mountain High School Student
  • Meaningful High School Experience
  • Smaller class sizes and limited enrollment
  • 9 Week block courses
  • 80-minute class periods
  • 2.5 or more credits can be earned each 9-weeks
  • Primary focus on core academics
  • Elective Credit for working
  • Individualized student schedules
  • Access to school activities like dances, assemblies, etc.

Attendance

Daily Attendance is expected and vital to be successful in The CORE @ Red Mtn.

  • Students have 4 absences per 9 weeks.
  • Students may loose credit after 5 absences in a specific period.
  • Appeals should be submitted. 

Additional Info

  • Breakfast Service starts at 7:00 am.
  • Student/parent must provide their own transportation UNLESS the student qualifies for MPS Bus transportation.
  • Sports Weight Training cannot be accommodated during the school hours. Please see the Coach for after school participation availability.
  • Seminary cannot be accommodated. Please see the Seminary Teacher for online Seminary information.
  • Electives are taken through GradPoint, an educational online curriculum.  Each GradPoint class is worth .5 credit.  Classes MUST be completed by the end of each 9-week quarter to earn credit.

"Don't Give up.

Don't ever give up."

Jimmy Valvano

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Red Mountain High School’s Mission Statement