Northwest Passage High School HISTORY

Northwest Passage High School, Charter School District 4049, is a public charter school authorized by Bethel University located in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. NWPHS was established in 1999 under the name Coon Rapids Learning Center. Over the last two decades we have evolved our mission and educational focus to serve students in grades 9-12 through student centered project based and experiential learning.

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.