Mariana Academy

Mustang PRIDE!

"Developing students personal & academic organizational skills in order to promote college and career readiness"

(760) 247-7258 (760) 247-4406 fax


Our vision is to promote literacy in English Language Arts and Math, and character development in a climate of high expectations in a positive, caring, and safe environment.


The teachers, students, parents and community are unified to:

  • Cultivate a passion for learning and maintain expectations of high academic performance in a collaborative learning environment

  • Share and analyze data to inform decisions about instruction

  • Provide a safe, orderly learning environment

  • Utilize a collaborative Professional Learning Community approach to identify "best teaching practices" to ensure the application of researched-based instructional strategies using the Common Core Standards

  • Implement Character Counts Values to promote positive character development and empower students to be successful citizens


  • Increase student achievement

  • Unify our purpose of shared decision-making through Professional Learning Communities

  • Establish a culture of lifelong learning as “Lead Learners”

  • Celebrate diversity to provide an equitable and rigorous curriculum for “all” students

  • Support the College and Career Pathways to promote digitally responsible students and global citizens

A Message From Our Principal

Kristin Dupree

Parents and Students,

I enjoyed getting to know many of you last year and I'm excited to continue that relationship this year, serving now as your principal. We have a dedicated and caring staff who all want to see you become the best version of you. I look forward to seeing you all grow as individuals, both academically and in your character. Mariana Academy is a school where your Character Counts! Remember to stay organized, study hard, and show your Mustang PRIDE!


Enrollment: Please report to the Educational Center at our District Office for Central Enrollment,

12555 Navajo Rd., Bld. D, Apple Valley, CA 92308

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