August 12th 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. New Student Orientation. All new incoming students are encouraged to attend. If you have not RSVP’d the main office please do. There is still time to enroll for the 2014-15 school year. August 19th 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Parent Information Meeting. If you want to learn more about Northwest…Details
We strive to teach students to become independent learners with the skills to be successful in the 21st century.
Northwest Passage High School, Charter School District 4049, is a public charter school located in Coon Rapids, Minnesota.
What Makes Us Different?
- 1 staff to 16 students
- Not more than 180 enrolled students
- Individualized curriculum
- Hands on learning
- Problem based Learning
- S.T.E.A.M. focus
- 1 to 1 access to emerging technology
- College ready curriculum
- Performance based assessments
- Field studies & overnight expeditions
- Long term advisory model
Traditional vs NWPHS
Northwest Passage High School
Theresa Boisjolie, a special education teacher at Northwest Passage High School, was recognized as one of three outstanding teachers at this year’s Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs annual conference. She has been with the school since its inception as Coon Rapids Learning Center 15 years ago. She began as a paraprofessional, tallying hours, handing…Details
In March the NWPHS Global Student Leaders were interviewed by Suzie Boss. Suzie Boss is a journalist and blogger from innovative publications including Edutopia and the author of Bringing Innovation to School. Ms. Boss is also an advocate for Project Based Learning. NWPHS students sent 40 minutes sharing their experiences from the conference, with regard…Details
We partner with other organizations within our community to expand the learning experiences of our students