• The high school experience

    Anoka-Hennepin high schools have a five-period day structure with three trimesters each school year. A one credit course is earned by completing that class over two trimesters.

    Some classes are a half-credit and one trimester. Our high schools provide more than 200 courses and electives, which are outlined in the registration guide.

    To graduate, students must pass all required courses and earn passing marks in state tests required for graduation. Students have several opportunities to take and pass state required tests.

    Grading is a 4.0 scale, with weighted grades awarded to students who earn "C" or better in honors or selected advanced courses. In addition, high schools offer Advanced Placement, College In the Schools (CIS), concurrent enrollment and Articulated Credit (AC) courses.   

    Unique high school opportunities

    There are a number of unique opportunities available at Anoka-Hennepin high schools: