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  • Coon Rapids High SchoolCoon Rapids High School - Center for Biomedical Sciences and Engineering (CRHS) is a large community school for grades 9 through 12 in the north metro (Minneapolis-St. Paul) area. We pride ourselves on our ability to bring out the best in our diverse student body.

    We have a caring and dedicated staff that strives to bring new and innovative experiences into the classroom. We are committed to providing opportunities that will help every student reach his or her potential, and we have many resources and accommodations available for students of all abilities. Advanced coursework is available, and we have supportive and caring special education and English learners departments.

    The Center for Biomedical Sciences and Engineering program is a specialty program within Coon Rapids High School for students who want an integrated and rigorous in-depth focus on science, math, and medical or engineering courses.  Through the Project Lead The Way curriculum, students will experience a sequence of courses that are hands-on and use a real-world problem-solving approach. Additionally, students will build transferable skills such as critical and creative thinking, communication, and collaboration.  Students can explore careers related to Biomedical Science, Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering.

    We also offer a range of advanced distance learning courses in our TelePresence classroom. Students are able to take high-level language, business and math classes in the TelePresence room even if the course is only offered at another high school. This helps ensure that our students have access to rigorous courses that meet their interests, no matter where they are located in our district.

    While they are enrolled at CRHS, many of our students take advantage of the option to earn college credits free of charge through the Post Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) and College in the Schools (CIS) programs. Our AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program provides additional academic support for first-generation college students. All of these opportunities set students on the path to pursuing higher education.

    At CRHS, our students are our first priority. During the time they spend here, they will be both challenged and cared for as members of the Cardinal family.

    School info

    Grades: 9 to 12
    Enrollment: 2,450
    School hours: 7:40 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
    Office hours: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Motto: Respect. Learn. Achieve. Celebrate.


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