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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

WE OFFER: Community school * Focus on college prep in collaboration with Institute for Student Achievement (ISA) * Small class sizes * Grade Leveled Teams 9-12 * Numerous partnerships with local artists and theaters * Internship opportunities for STEM students * Growing ELL program * College credits through AP, CIS, PSEO * Spanish * African American Ethnic Studies course  offerings * State champion football and basketball

What we look like:
Student Race School District
Native American 2 % 3 %
African American 88 % 37 %
Asian American 3 % 10 %
Hispanic American 2 % 18 %
White American 5 % 33 %

Students School District
Receive ELL Services 3 % 20 %
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 89 % 62 %
Receive Special Education Services 30 % 16 %
1500 James Avenue North
Minneapolis, 55411

School Highlights:

  • Seven guiding ISA (Institute for Student Achievement) principles: College prep instruction, dedicated teachers, distributed counseling, continuous professional development, extended school day, parent involvement, continuous organizational improvement.
  • Small class sizes and grade-leveled teams
  • Daily advisory focuses on college prep, ethnicity, self esteem and weekly grade checks
  • Numerous partnerships with local artists and theaters
  • Internship opportunities for STEM students
  • Growing ELL program
  • Advanced learning and college credits available through some Advanced Placement (AP),   College in the Schools (CIS), and Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)S
  • Spanish language course offerings
  • African American ethnic studies courses
  • State champion football and basketball teams

 

 

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