Elementary OverviewThe elementary program is based on the belief that all children are valuable and unique individuals, capable of learning, and that children learn best when the home, school and community work together as a team.Our schools provide safe, nurturing and challenging environments in which children can acquire knowledge and skills, think critically and creatively, appreciate diversity and develop positive attitudes towards self and others.
Middle School Overview
Starting middle school is a time of great excitement, growth and discovery. Most students look forward to middle school because it means they are growing up and gaining independence. At the same time, the transition to middle school can be a little scary. Students may be apprehensive about meeting a lot of new people, getting lost in a large school building, or having a hard time with their locker combination. We are working hard to make sure that your child feels at home when he or she joins our school next fall.
Every middle school in the Anoka-Hennepin School District has programming designed to help students feel comfortable throughout their middle school years. Where Everybody Belongs (known as WEB) trains eighth grade student leaders to welcome sixth grade students to the school. WEB student leaders help new students learn survival skills, including how to use their planners, how to organize their schoolwork and how to get from class to class. They help students learn what it takes to be successful in middle school.
High School Overview
High school is an exciting time. It’s an opportunity for students to explore their interests as they plan for their life after graduation. Anoka-Hennepin's goal is that every student will experience success in the career path they choose.
The registration guide will be very helpful in outlining the broad range of required and elective courses available. Please take the time to review the information. It is highly encouraged that each student tries something new or challenging and to explore the possible career paths that are of interest while the student is still in school. Students can do that by taking a variety of courses and working hard in them. As the student plans their classes, they should talk about their choices over with their family and ask their teachers for advice. Students can also speak with their school counselor or school career and college specialist.
Each high school has dedicated staff who are happy to help students find the courses that are right for them. It may seem that adulthood is a long way off, but a student's school years will go by quickly and they need to make the most of the opportunities that Anoka-Hennepin provides.