Why Sentinel Peak?

Here are a few reasons why students and staff benefit from Sentinel Peak.

Principal ~

As a principal, I am focused on developing a strong school culture where students and staff work hard, care for each other, take personal responsibility and improve every day. I hold everyone accountable including myself. I strive to lead by example and show my true passion and love for Sentinel Peak. When you walk into our school, you become family!

Staff ~

I teach at Sentinel Peak to make a difference in the lives of our students. Working here is the most fulfilling experience of my varied career. I love getting to know the students; learning about the challenges they face; and celebrating their successes. My favorite achievements involve those students who hate to read (I take that as a personal challenge) who come to me at the end of a quarter to say how much they enjoyed the book!

I work at SPHS because I appreciate the feeling of family that is present and the differentiated approach to learning that allows students to be successful despite individual challenges.

As one of the district's school psychologists, I was initially assigned to work at Sentinel Peak High School. After working here for over 2 years, it is now a supreme privilege to work in a school that provides so much support, compassion, high expectations, academic rigor, organization, accommodations, and superb leadership to our students!

Sentinel Peak is a unique opportunity for students, who don’t always fit in a traditional high school, to succeed. I grew up and went to school in the Flowing Wells District and was given the same opportunities that these students are getting. I teach at SPHS it gives me the chance to help students excel where a traditional setting didn’t. I feel a sense of pride and accomplishment for my students when they defy all odds and graduate!

In my 24 plus years of working with students in education, Sentinel Peak is one of the smallest schools I've ever worked for. I truly enjoy the Sentinel Peak students and staff and love the size of the school. I am able to build meaningful connections with the students here much easier because of it's ratio of students to teacher, and it is truly a genuine place to work.

Students ~

Everybody cares about me.

They gave me a second chance.

Sentinel Peak helps me see that even the most complicated obstacles seem smaller and more likely for me to overcome.

Going to Sentinel Peak was one of the best things that ever happened to me.

They taught me to try my best at whatever I do, even in the face of opposition.

This support system was a huge part of my success.

They really push me to get more done.

I know if I need help with something, one of the teachers will help me.

They not only teach us what we need to know, but truly help us learn.

Extremely dedicated teachers.

They guided me onto the right path so I can better my life.

They believed in me even when I didn't believe in myself.

They helped prepare me for the real world.