Community leaders from small towns and rural areas recognized the need to provide students with the best education possible back in 1952 when they voted overwhelmingly in favor of consolidating into Anoka-Hennepin School District 11. Since that time, the community has provided financial support to build schools, provide modern technology, and develop and maintain strong educational programs.
Excellent Educational Programs and School Choice
Students in all of the district's schools have access to the same quality programs. For the most part, students attend the school designated for their neighborhood. In addition, the district operates a number of specialty schools to give parents choices. Each specialty school is open to students from throughout the school district by application.
Specialty schools or programs offer the same great basic curriculum as other district schools, but each also has its own special twist. Some of the district's specialty schools are offered in cooperation with the NorthWest Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD). Click here to visit NWSISD.
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Each area of the curriculum is reviewed and improved on a regular basis by committees that include parents as well as teachers.
A districtwide Character Education program teaches and emphasizes the core values of respect, responsibility, appreciation of diversity, integrity and compassion. These values are emphasized in all schools and at all grade levels.
Samples of Our Success
Parents gave top marks to Anoka-Hennepin teachers on the most recent school district community survey.
Students of Anoka-Hennepin have shown continuous improvement through the years on state tests, and score at or above the state average in all areas.
Teachers and staff of Anoka-Hennepin are leaders on state and national committees for teaching, curriculum development, testing and more.
Over the years a number of Anoka-Hennepin teachers have won state and national awards, including the Presidential Award for Excellence, for their teaching of mathematics, science, music, special education, early childhood education, health and other subjects.
Anoka-Hennepin is a leader in innovative education. STEP is a partnership with a technical college to provide high school juniors and seniors cutting-edge career and technical training.
Through the years award-winning students from Anoka-Hennepin have been recognized as National Merit Scholars, and have won honors at the International Science and Engineering Fair, National History Day, Destination ImagiNation, Future Problem Solving Bowl, national writing competitions, events for DECA, VICA, HOSA, and other student organizations, and many other academic events.
Sports teams and individual competitors from Anoka-Hennepin's high schools frequently appear in state competition and take home state championship trophies.