Tonight’s (1/16) school board is canceled.
This past week I had the opportunity to participate in the first ever Independent Charter School Symposium in New York City. The symposium was sponsored by The Coalition of Community Charter Schools and The Center for Educational Innovation. On Thursday I was a member of a panel discussion entitled “Getting Beyond Management and Labor”. I… Read More
For fourteen years I have been taking students to the Wildlife Science Center in Stacy, MN for a unique teaching and learning experience that few students and teachers can claim to experience. Over that time Northwest Passage and the Wildlife Science Center have gone through many changes, including a lot more gray hairs on some… Read More
Hennepin Technical College: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 6:30pm (Brooklyn Park Campus) Anoka Technical College: Wednesday, October 25th 5-7pm Minneapolis Community and Technical College: Tuesday, Oct. 24 5-7pm Century College Discover Century College: Oct. 3rd 5-6pm, Oct. 19 1-2pm Technical Career Night: Oct. 17 5-7pm Saint Cloud State University October 19, 20, 21st https://www.stcloudstate.edu/scsu4u/visit/special.aspx Minnesota State University, Mankato Thursday, Oct. 19 Friday, Oct.… Read More
Attention Parents and Students, this years expedition catalog is now complete. Please note important dates and deadlines. We have a great assortment of expeditions this year for all interest and ability levels. Students should apply for expeditions via the Project Foundry Expedition Application form, and be sure to include trips leaders as group members.
Alexandra House – Walk for Hope – 9/30/2017 – Bunker Hills Regional Park 8 -11 AM We are looking for students and their family members interested in joining the NWPHS team doing the Alexandra House Walk for Hope! There’s a 2 mile walk and 5k Fun Run. The registration fee is $40 for adults or… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
Pictures from our last day in China. The Great Wall
Bullying in schools has been a hot button topic among parents, teachers, administrators and students. Stories of bullying, including both physical and emotional abuse as well as cyber bullying, have made the headlines across the country. During the 2013 legislative session, the Minnesota House passed the Safe Schools for All bill, which had the support… Read More