High Mountain Institute High School Semester

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The High Mountain Institute prides itself on its effective mix of adventure with education, and now has opened its doors so high school students can study a whole semester with us and broaden their horizons with exciting adventures in the heart of the Colorado Rockies.

Our students spend a full academic semester with HMI and acquire educational experience, leadership skills, and a larger awareness through outdoor activities, such as backpacking and skiing through the mountains of Colorado and the canyons of Utah. They'll partake a full course-load of honors and AP-level classes that will integrate into their normal academical course, back home and live in sustainable, off-the-grid cabins that will allow them to be closer to the wilderness than before.

Many of our alumni has stated that their study terms in HMI have been one of the most formative and important periods of their lives.

  • Backpack through the Rocky Mountains while studying in one of our rustic cabins with your peers, surrounded by the beauty of the Colorado mountains.
  • Reach the summit of some of the tallest peaks in the state—and discover something new about yourself along the way.
  • Learn effective leadership strategies as you help your peers navigate mountainous terrain.
  • Enjoy class discussions along dramatic ridgelines, in high-alpine meadows, and beneath the stars.

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