Welcome to Northwest Passage High School

Our curriculum combines advisory, inquiry driven project based learning, interdisciplinary seminars and expeditions. 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, authorized by Bethel University, located in Coon Rapids, Minnesota.

  Check out the award winning video produced by students who competed in the 2016 MAAP STARS competition.

What Makes Us Different?

  • 1 staff to 16 students
  • Not more than 180 enrolled students
  • Individualized curriculum
  • Hands on learning
  • Project 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

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Northwest Passage High School
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Announcements

9th Grade Enrollment Information Night – Tuesday, March 26 @6:30 pm

Interested in learning more about NWPHS and project based learning?  We are hosting a informational meeting for interested parents and current 8th grade students on Tuesday, February, 5 2019 at 6:30 pm.  Please call and reserve a spot 763-862-9223. These meetings are  for any students and parents interested in finding out more about our school for the  2018-19, 2019-2020 school year.

Information Night – Tuesday, November 13 @6:30 pm

Interested in learning more about NWPHS and project based learning?  We are hosting a informational meeting for interested parents and students on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm.  Please call and reserve a spot 763-862-9223. These meetings are  for any students and parents interested in finding out more about our school for the  2018-19, 2019-2020 school year.

Northwest Passage HS will be in the Anoka Halloween Parade on Saturday, October 27, 2018. Look for us there!

   

 

 

Rekindling our hope, exploring our world, seeking our path, while building our community

  • Educators and Students Come Together to Share Best Practices
  • Something pretty amazing happened last Friday.  Something that many in education circles don’t think is possible.  Something that flies in the face of the narrative that some are trying to tell.  Last Friday educators from traditional district schools, public charter schools, private schools and higher education all came together to share ideas, best practices and… Read More

  • Avoiding 9th Grade Shock
  • There is an epidemic running rampant through the suburban and urban high schools of America.  It is called the 9th Grade Shock.  9th Grade Shock, sometimes known as the 9th Grade Bulge, is attributing to: decreases in student grade point averages course failure students being held back higher than normal drop out rates   9th… Read More

  • MCA Parent Opt-Out
  • MCA testing is around the corner, you may view parent opt-out information through the link below. https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?hl=en&shva=1#inbox/161e816180a92417?compose=16200cd7f5e3f52b&projector=1&messagePartId=0.1

Testimonials

My daughter was pleased to be able to work at her own pace. She really loved the low student to teacher ratio and appreciated the personal staff also. ~Parent

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