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From the Principal

Welcome to LPOHS online!

As principal of this outstanding school, I am humbled and honored to work with an excellent staff, a wonderful group of learners, and a supportive community. I truly love my daily interactions with at-risk students as they grow and mature through all of their struggles and joys.

I have been a school administrator since 2007, starting in Alaska, then in Oregon. Before that I taught at Burchell Alternative High School in Wasilla, Alaska for 6 years. When an opportunity arose for me to work in Alternative Education again AND move to my wife’s favorite spot on earth, I jumped at the chance. Every day I feel fortunate to live and work here in beautiful Sandpoint!

LPOHS is a great school dedicated to continuous improvement. If you’re a community member, I invite you to stop by any time to learn about our outstanding school. There are some misconceptions out there about what we do and for whom we do it; I always welcome the opportunity to brag on our great staff and students. If you’re a parent, then thank you for the support you’ve given us already – I also re-extend to you an invitation to stop by any time and chat with me. My door is always open and I value your opinion.

If you’re a student who might be considering your educational choices, then definitely stop by and talk with us. We are a great choice for many students, and every one who chooses us has their own path. There is no “typical” LPOHS student, except that they’ve all decided to find an alternate route to their high school diploma that works for them. We may be that path for you, too.

Thanks for visiting our site!


Geoff Penrose