North Branch Area Public Schools - A Great Place To Be!


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    North Branch Area Public Schools (NBAPS) offers a well-rounded education to bring out each student's gifts and talents. With programs unique to the area, K-8 learners benefit from programming that exposes students to a vast array of learning opportunities  

    The elementary experience at NBAPS has so much to offer in this critical phase of learning! Our literacy program provides a strong foundation to secure a better future for children by helping them improve their literacy skills. An emphasis on “number sense” and problem solving in math are key to our curriculum design. NBAPS also has many hands-on learning opportunities, including art, music, physical education and Spanish, as well as science and engineering modules in its Project Lead the Way curriculum.

    Our middle school program strategically builds the bridge from elementary to middle school with an emphasis on social and emotional learning. Students continue to amplify their unique gifts and talents through exposure to the trades and traditional college preparatory coursework.

    Our high school program offers several programs unique to the area, including the  Air Force JROTC leadership development program, the Pro-Start Culinary Program, and numbers courses taught in conjunction with post secondary institutions for students to earn college credits! As the North Branch area grows, so is NBAPS. We are expanding learning opportunities and accelerating into the future!

    NBAPS serves all or parts of North Branch, Harris, Stacy, Almelund, Sunrise Twsp., Oxford Twsp., Lent Twsp., Fish Lake Twsp., Amador Twsp., and Chisago Lakes Twsp. NBAPS offers Early Childhood programming Pk-grade 1 at our Education Center,  elementary grades 2-5 at Sunrise River School, middle school grades 6-8 at North Branch Area Middle School, high school, trades certification and college courses North Branch Area High School), alternative programs such as the Chisago County Schools' Life Work Center (CCSLWC), the Distance Learning Academy, and the Norse Area Learning Center.

    NBAPS, which serves a population of about 20,000 residents, serves about 2,500 - 2,600 students PreK-12. The school district also offers basic adult education, Community Education classes, School Age Care, and more!