Mountain Institute JTED
220 Ruger Rd #2
Prescott, AZ 86301-9114
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Hours of OperationMonday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Summer Hours (June 1 - July 31)
Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
JTED is an abbreviation for Joint Technical Education District. Currently, there are thirteen JTEDs throughout the state of Arizona. The JTED functions as an independent school district with its own elected governing board, known as "Mountain Institute."
The Mountain Institute (MI) JTED was approved by voters in the November 2008 general election and began classes in August for the 2009-2010 school year.
Mountain Institute provides enhanced Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses for students within seven individual school districts (Western Yavapai County): Ash Fork, Bagdad, Chino Valley, Humboldt, Mayer, Prescott and Seligman. These districts have access to additional funding as part of the JTED. This funding provides students access from all districts to Career and Technical Education courses that is significantly greater than any individual district can provide. Charter school and home school students are also encouraged to participate in JTED programs.
Voter Tax Dollars Generated (New Tax Bill Info)
- The local contribution is nominal and limited by state statute.
- The formula calls for a maximum rate of $5.00 per $100,000 of a property’s estimated market value.
- A home worth $200,000 funds JTED at $10.00/year.
- State general fund monies also contribute to the JTED’s budget.
Funding is used to develop new programs, remodel and upgrade existing programs, and procure new CTE equipment and technology such as state of the art equipment for Transportation Technology and Welding programs. Students have access to college credits through dual enrollment of 6 to 24 credits, the tuition for which is paid for by MI. Mountain Institute brings additional state funds to students in our area, thus providing the community with skilled technical workers.
Mountain Institute has a Governing Board of seven members appointed for two- or four-year terms representing our partner school districts: Ash Fork, Bagdad, Chino Valley, Humboldt, Mayer, Prescott and Seligman. The board meets at least monthly to create policy and oversee program administration and budget.
- The seven-member Governing Board meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month. The meeting is located at the district offices, 3003 Centerpointe East Drive in Prescott. Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m.; the public is always invited. (Call office at 928.771.0791 to confirm date/time.)
In addition, Mountain Institute gives community presentations on a regular basis. Mountain Institute staff is happy to provide community groups presentations on the JTED concept and programs. To schedule a presentation or speaker, please call the JTED office at 928-771-0791 or email Beckey Massey at firstname.lastname@example.org.