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Northwest Passage High School

Updated May 6, 2015
11345 Robinson Dr - Coon Rapids MN - 55433
Type of autonomy arrangement: school charter/bylaws
Basic Profile

Opened In

1999

Grades

9 through 12

Environment

Suburban

Type

Chartered
Autonomies
Select leaders
Determine learning program
Select colleagues
Determine professional development
Transfer or terminate colleagues
Determine whether to take, when to take, how much to count district/EMO/authorizer assessments
Determine tenure policy
Make formal arrangements with district/EMO/authorizer to allow multiple measures in determining school success (not only a mean proficiency score)
Evaluate colleagues
Set schedule
Set staff pattern
Determine teacher workday
Determine school budget
Set school-level policy
Determine compensation
Teacher Authority Is...
De Jure
Northwest Passage High School is a charter school in Minnesota. NWPHS is authorized by Bethel University. Our By-laws state that NWPHS must retain a teacher majority on the school board. With a teacher majority licensed staff have the authority to make almost all the decisions about the school.

About the Learning Program

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.