Anoka-Hennepin is committed to providing special education services to students with disabilities who have not yet met the requirements for a diploma through their Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals to the age of 21. Students with special needs who have completed high school, have not yet taken their diploma and have transition needs, benefit from a setting that is specifically designed to prepare them for working and living in the community.
Bridges is a secondary special education program designed for students with educational disabilities and transition needs who are between the ages of 18 and 21 in post-secondary education and training, employment, and independent living. The program offers a functional and vocational curriculum with a focus on the acquisition of skills to promote increased independence in the community and a successful transition from high school to adult life. We strive to provide experiences and learning that will provide the foundation for students to have meaningful and fulfilling adult lives as individuals, family members, employees and citizens.
We provide students:
- An environment of achievement to assist students in gaining skills and confidence
- A positive school climate characterized by safety, learning and the acquisition of skills, compassion, and understanding
- Supportive partnerships with our students, families and community
- Caring and highly qualified staff who have a passion for learning, sharing and positive relationships
- Wrap-around support through individualized teaming and collaboration to meet student needs
Program components include:
- Community-based learning experiences
- Classroom instruction
- Hands-on learning opportunities
- Home living experiences
- Employment experiences including jobs and job training
- Recreation and leisure activities
- Social skill training and support
- Additional resources available for individual needs, growth and increased independence
13735 Round Lake Blvd., Suite 110
Andover, MN 55304
School hours: 7:30am-1:30pm
Office hours: 7:00am-3:00pm
Choose your preferred communication methods with AHlert
Anoka-Hennepin families now have the ability to choose their preferred communication method(s) for receiving automated messages. The service is being provided through a program called AHlert and will share items such as principal updates, lunch account balances, and winter weather closings.
Families can choose whether they’d like to receive phone calls, text messages, email, or a combination of the three. Follow these step-by-step directions in the AHlert program to get started:
- Login to A-HConnect and select the AHlert icon.
- Once you’ve reached the AHlert screen, select the “calling preferences” link on the right-hand side.
- Check or uncheck the “active” box to enable or disable delivery devices.
- Click the “save changes” button on the bottom left.
Note: If there is not a cell phone number listed in the system for you or the phone number or email shown is incorrect, please contact your child/children’s school(s).
Families will still be able to receive winter weather-related school closing and other emergency information through the venues they’re familiar with (website, e-news, social media); this service is simply an addition to these regular communications.
If you signed up to receive text notifications sometime in the last two years (called Weather Alert in 2013-14, AHlert in 2014-15), you’ll need to re-subscribe using the directions above.
As always, call 763-506-HELP (4357) with questions.
If you or someone you know has experienced harassment, violence, discrimination, or bullying at school or at any school-related event for any reason, you may make a report to have the incident(s) investigated by the school district.
Fill out the online form or download the PDF version to print, fill out by hand and mail (or fill out electronically and email). Any student, parent/guardian, or district employee may complete this form and return it to any administrator, counselor, or student services advocate.