Joining the Eagles, Bobcats, Panthers, and Sand Devils in Page Unified School District (PUSD), the Falcons of Manson Mesa High School (MMHS) are on the hunt for opportunity, hope, and achievement.

Established by PUSD and launched for the 2015-16 school year, MMHS is designed to support students in the completion of their high school education. MMHS focuses on students who have fallen significantly behind in their overall course credits, offering accelerated on-line courses augmented by English and math teachers visiting from Page High School.

Named after the mesa upon which the City of Page was built in the early 1950s and with a nod to the Manson Yazzie family and the Navajo Nation, Manson Mesa High School embraces its Page community and Navajo heritage. MMHS lead teacher Janice Prather explained that while MMHS is a separate entity from Page High School and students will receive a diploma from Manson Mesa High School, they still have an opportunity to take elective courses at Page High, especially those in career and technical education. MMHS provides students flexibility in scheduling by offering day courses from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and evening courses between 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., with open campus lunch and dinner available at Page High’s cafeteria and off campus.

“We are addressing a need in our school district to assist students in certain circumstances to earn their high school diploma. It’s an exciting new opportunity and gives students hope,” said MMHS principal, Ryan Tkalcevic. With about 34 students enrolled and a waiting list of students identified by counselors, administrators, parents, and student support services, hope has arrived.

For more information about Manson Mesa High School, please like and follow them on Facebook or call Mr. Tkalcevic at (928) 608-4134 to set up an appointment. MMHS is located at 500 S. Navajo Drive, next to the PUSD district office and Desert View Intermediate School.