About Mosier Community School
Who We Are
Mosier Community School serves the local students of the Mosier Valley and offers available enrollment to students in Wasco and Hood River counties. Mosier Community School is a tuition-free, public charter school. MCS is committed to providing an education for students that has rigor, relationships, and relevance at the heart of it, allowing each student to develop to his or her maximum potential and to become an outstanding citizen.
We are very proud of the rich programs, enthusiastic students, and support of our school community. We truly are a “community” school that provides the personal attention students need while challenging them in all aspects of learning. Our students and staff thrive in a multicultural global environment that respects and emphasizes human dignity, environmental stewardship, enriched curriculum, and high achievement. We prepare students to be strong community leaders in a diverse world. We emphasize the new three ‘R’s of Rigor, Relationships, and Relevance.
North Wasco County District 21 is the sponsoring district for Mosier Community School. We have our own school board made up of parents and community volunteers. The “charter” is a performance document detailing the school’s mission, programs, goals, students served, methods of assessment, and measures of success. Mosier Community School recently renewed its charter and was granted a 10-year charter. This is a strong testimony to the strength of our school as very few charter schools are granted a 10-year charter in Oregon.
The designation of a “public charter” school represents a great opportunity for the school and the community. It allows our schools to operate with freedom from many of the regulations that apply to traditional public schools. In return for this increased autonomy, the schools are held accountable for both academic results and fiscal practices to several groups: the sponsoring district, North Wasco County District 21; the parents whose children attend the schools; and the public/community that funds them. Mosier Community School receives 83% of the state funding that other public schools receive and we depend on volunteers, donors, and fundraising events to fund the remaining operating costs.