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    MEETING 21st CENTURY NEEDS WITH OUR FACILITIES
     
    Kevin Ritchlin, 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 Willard Alternative High School is part of that initiative and is planning significant and much-needed changes over the next few years. 
     
    Willard Alternative High School, constructed nearly 100 years ago, was designed for elementary students in stand-alone classrooms and does not allow for dynamic, collaborative learning environments.  Aging infrastructure likewise does not support ever-evolving technology needs nor allows for redesigning or internal remodeling.
     
    Our proposal designs and constructs a "new" Willard building due to insurmountable barriers and costs of refurbishing an aged building.  New facilities will give students the best chance of graduating prepared for both post-secondary education and the work force. 
     
    In order to address these key issues, Willard plans to "start over" with its focus on best serving its high school students and staff.
     
    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 kmritchlin@mcps.k12.mt.us or call me with questions.
     

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

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