High School Can Be
Never stop exploring who you are, your interests, passions, the world, or where life can lead you.
The Headwaters cohort for 9th-grade students teaches the skills needed to be successful at project-based learning.
The Northwest Passage High School Difference
- Small class size – 16 students
- Small school design – 185 students
- Student-centered learning
- Project-based learning
- College ready curriculum
- 1 to 1 emerging technology
- Competency-based assessments
- Field studies & overnight expeditions
- Long-term advisory model
Welcome to Northwest Passage High School
Our curriculum combines advisory, inquiry-driven project-based learning, interdisciplinary seminars and overnight 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 tuition-free public charter school open to all students, authorized by Bethel University, located in Coon Rapids, Minnesota.
- After school, if waiting for a ride, you need to wait in the courtyard or in the barn. Building will be locked and no longer accessible after 3:45pm.
We designed the Headwaters to help students transition from middle school into high school and to learn how to think and learn in a project-based learning model. It is built on the idea of scaffolded learning situations, exemplary project process modeling, and student risk taking all of which teach life skills needed in the real world.
Feb. 7th, 2023
11345 Robinson Dr. NW.
Coon Rapids, MN
NWPHS Student Voices
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If you’ve ever spent time with an NWPHS advisor, you may have heard them talk about the three-legged stool and how it impacts what we
Recently our director Peter Wieczorek sat down with author and podcaster Steve Barkley to discuss what makes Northwest Passage High School special. Barkley mentions being
Authorized by Bethel University 3900 Bethel Drive St. Paul, MN 55442-6999
We partner with other organizations within our community to expand the learning experiences of our students