• Exterior Photo of Big Sky School 

    Natalie Jaeger, Principal
    Welcome to Smart Schools 2020, a system wide initiative to create school facilities that provide students with the security, technology and dynamic learning environment they need to achieve in school and in life. As your principal, I'm pleased to say that Big Sky High School is part of that initiative and is planning significant and much-needed changes over the next few years. 
    Big Sky High School, opened in 1980, is a beautiful facility for teaching and learning but lacks a clearly defined entrance, which raises safety and security concerns.  Current technology infrastructure is not sufficient for mobile learning, and many learning spaces need renovation in order to maximize their use by students and teachers.  In addition, the building roof suffers serious deferred maintenance.
    The result is not just crowded classrooms and logistical difficulties.  It interferes with student focus, impedes security and safety, reduces direct contact between staff ad students and -- thanks to an overused cafeteria -- even hurts students' daily nutrition. 
    In order to address these key issues, Big Sky High School has conducted a thoughtful scoping process and is proposing an option that will reconfigure the entryway, increase flexible learning spaces, update wireless Internet infrastructure and complete necessary roof repairs. 
    We invite you to learn more about the plan, and get involved in shaping the future of education for our children.  Please feel free to email ncjaeger@mcps.k12.mt.us or call me with questions.

    The School Board has approved our preferred option, pending the passage of a facilities levy in 2015! Learn more about our goals and proposal>