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     Principal's Message

    Welcome to the 2021-22 School Year,

    It is with great honor to be the proud Principal of Pine Ridge Education Center. As a former at-risk student, I can identify with the children attending – “ I Am Pine Ridge.” Pine Ridge is a school of promise and encouragement not a school of punishment. Our faculty is transforming the minds and equipping the students for success.

    We are fortunate to have the K-6 behavior change, PROMISE program, AES (Alternative to Suspension), and RISE program. These programs are not only preparing the students academically but socially. We have counselors, volunteers, partners and community leaders vested in changing the lives of our most precious resource – our future generation.

    The Pine Ridge family believes that establishing positive relationships with the students will create a positive culture and climate in our school. Aristole once said, “Educating the mind and not the heart is not education at all”. We believe that reaching the heart is key to the mind.

    The students will be exposed to teachers who are utilizing various strategies to help them learn. The curriculum will include technology and project based activities. In addition, incorporating strategies that will encourage the students to develop a love for reading.

    We are excited to welcome our students back to the school. Our theme this year is: “Every Child Matters, Every Moment Counts”. Our teachers and staff are prepared to create positive moments for each child entering our school. We value our parents and your commitment to assist us with preparing our children for success. In addition, we welcome you to join our family through volunteering, mentoring or tutoring programs. Please feel free to give us a call, our friendly staff will address any questions you may have regarding our programs.

    Educationally Yours,

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    Dr. Henry L. Brown, III