School News: Choose North Branch Area Public Schools

By Deb Henton, Ed.D.

Superintendent

We here at North Branch Area Public Schools (NBAPS) are very aware that we live in an age of choice when it comes to educating your child. Regardless of where you live now, you are able to choose a school district that works best for your student. I would like to tell you why NBAPS should be your choice.

There are actually too many reasons to summarize in this small space, but I will try to hit some of the highlights.

The implementation of Project Lead the Way (PLTW): NBAPS is starting at the middle school level this coming year with plans to continue the implementation at the high school in the following year.

Project Lead the Way will give our students an outstanding opportunity to explore engineering, design, and manufacturing, among other things; and teach them to work in teams.

Every-day kindergarten: While many districts are going to a full-day every-other-day kindergarten model, the four-day week has allowed the school district to offer a half-day every-day option, preferable to many parents.

World language K-12: More and more, parents are seeing the value of world language for students starting at a young age. We are proud to be able to offer world language offerings over our entire curriculum.

Award winning: Our high school was recognized as a “bronze” school nationally by U.S. News and World Report. As well, our middle school has been a “Spotlight” award winner twice in the last five years.

If you are considering a school this year, I strongly urge you to consider taking one of our Patron Tours, which will start this fall.

We are confident that when you compare us to other area districts you will agree that NBAPS has much to offer.

Please call me at 651-674-1200 if you would like to hear more.

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