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North Academy of Arts & Communications

Address: 1500 James Avenue North
Minneapolis, 55411
Grades: 9-12
Principal: Dr. Shawn Harris Berry
Enrollment: 256
Hours: 8:05 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.
Phone: 612.668.1700
Fax: 612.668.1770
Email: shawn.harris-berry@mpls.k12.mn.us
Website: north.mpls.k12.mn.us

Motto: Excellence is the standard

We are building our success on the implementation of college prep teaching and learning in partnership with the Institute for Student Achievement (ISA), a renowned educational organization accredited for developing small learning communities.  There are seven researched-based principles that guide the ISA model:

  • College preparatory instructional program
  • Dedicated team of teachers
  • Distributed counseling
  • Continuous professional development
  • Extended school day
  • Parent involvement
  • Continuous organizational improvement

To learn more about ISA visit http://www.studentachievement.org
 

School Tour:
Family tours may be scheduled at any time. Please call 612.668.1700 to request an appointment.
 

Academic Focus Areas – Citywide:

  • Arts & Communications (grades 9-12)
  • STEM (NSTEM) (9)

 

 

What we look like:
Student Race School District
Native American 1 % 4 %
African American 86 % 39 %
Asian American 3 % 8 %
Hispanic American 2 % 18 %
White American 8 % 31 %

Students School District
Receive ELL Services 3 % 19 %
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 87 % 62 %
Receive Special Education Services 29 % 16 %
1500 James Avenue North
Minneapolis, 55411

World Language Offerings

  • Spanish

Student Activities

  • Academic Competitions (World Savvy, History Day)
  • Cinema Productions
  • Dance Recitals/Performances
  • Band
  • Debate club
  • Creative Writing
  • Theater Production
  • Radio Broadcasting
  • Robotics
  • Art of Hosting (Student Leadership)
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook
  • Gay/Straight Alliance
  • Emergency Management Technician 
  • Many more to come!!!!!

Music Offerings

  • Band
  • Choir
  • Music Video
  • Music Appreciation

Recent Advanced Placement Offerings

  • AP Language and Composition
  • AP US History
  • AP World History
  • AP Art Studio
  • CIS Writing Studio
  • CIS University Writing
  • CIS Math Modeling (Algebra)
  • Current Enrollment MCTC Spanish
  • Current Enrollment MCTC Health
  • Current Enrollment MCTC PE
  • Many more to come!!!!!!!

Girls' Athletics

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball

Boys' Athletics

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Wrestling

 

 

If you have questions about the enrollment process, please contact us at sps.department@mpls.k12.mn.us or call us at 612.668.3700 or 612.668.1840. 

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