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NWPHS was more than a school for me, it was a safe haven. I started my junior year, and was new to the area, so my anxiety was at an all time high. Walking into the school I expected the worst, but was greeted with a cheerful teacher, with sassy glasses and tattoos. My fear… Read More
Today’s Why NWPHS Post comes from Caroline, whose son Bennett completed his 9th grade year in the Headwaters program in 2019-20. School expeditions were canceled this summer, but we were happy to see that Bennett got out to adventure on the Superior Hiking Trail with his family. “Brandi, my son’s advisor was amazing. She was… Read More
We’ve updated the website so all the information and resources will be gathered in one place – the new Covid-19 Resources tab. Things are continually changing, so new updates will be posted here as well as sent to families through email. Stay safe everyone! We miss you.
We were proud to be highlighted by Education Reimagined as part of their collection of learner-centered environments. Here’s what they had to say: What happens when you build a staff of educators with a focus on mindset over content knowledge? At Northwest Passage High School (NWPHS), this approach has generated an unwavering commitment to learner-centered education, high… Read More
Our director Peter Wieczorek was recently sat down for an interview to discuss student-centered learning and staff development. A Conversation with Peter Wieczorek
“Travel opens your heart, broadens your mind and fills your life with stories to tell.” ~ Paula Bendfeldt As we quickly approach the 6th annual Explore Your World Silent Auction and Fundraiser I want to highlight one of our students and how expeditions have been central to her development as a student, a leader and… Read More
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
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
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