|Cambridge-Isanti School District #911 is a comprehensive Pre-K through Grade 12 district serving the cities of Isanti and Cambridge and most of Isanti County, Minnesota (population is 30,000). Cambridge and Isanti are located 50 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul on Highway 65, with the scenic Rum River flowing through our communities and district.
Approximately 5,000 students Pre-K – 12 are educated with the support of over 742 staff members; 346 full or part-time teachers, and 336 support staff. The Cambridge-Isanti School District provides all children an opportunity to grow in a supportive and caring environment, and over 90% of the districts’ graduates continue their education pursuits beyond high school.
Pre-K through Grade 2 students attend classes at one of two primary schools: Isanti Primary School or Cambridge Primary School. Students in Grades 3-5 attend either the Isanti Intermediate School or Cambridge Intermediate School. The Cambridge Middle School and Isanti Middle School house students in Grades 6-8 in their respective communities. And the Cambridge-Isanti High School provides instruction for Grades 9-12.
Cambridge-Isanti recognizes the need for choice and opportunities for children and families, therefore along with the traditional school calendar, two year-round programs are offered for children in Grades K-8. Children in Grades K-5 can attend the School For All Seasons (SFAS) located at the Isanti Intermediate School, and children in Grades 6-8 can attend the Minnesota Center (MNC) housed at the Isanti Middle School.
District 911 is also a member of the Oak Land Cooperative Center. Oakland is made up of three school districts: Cambridge-Isanti, Princeton and St. Francis. The two major initiatives of Oak Land are career and technical education and alternative education. Career and Technical provides leadership and technical assistance with the districts’ vocational programs and career centers. It also provides assistance with grant management of the Federal Carl Perkins Grant
and leadership coordination of the Youth Apprenticeship Program and student follow-up data.
Alternative provides a wide range of “comprehensive services” for students who may be experiencing difficulty with the traditional school setting or who may have dropped out of school. The following programs are collaborative efforts with the districts and the Oak Land; Targeted Services, Basic Skill Remediation, Academic Credit Make-up, and Middle and Secondary Level Programming.
Beyond a curriculum that focuses on basic or core skills, students are challenged through additional enrichment programs such as: Renaissance Programs, Math League, Speech Team and many others all designed to recognize and celebrate students’ success. Programs such as Targeted Services are offered after school and during the summer to assist students requiring additional assistance in mastering basic skills to meet required standards.
Cambridge-Isanti is a member of the MSHSL and participates in the Mississippi 8 Athletic Conference and the State Section 7A. The Bluejacket Activities Department offers 26 athletic programs, along with Knowledge Bowl, Speech, Mock Trial, One-Act Play and other visual arts and music opportunities. In 2009-10 Cambridge-Isanti won academic Championships in girls basketball, cross country, gymnastics, hockey, one act play, softball and speech. Boys cross country,
football, one act play, speech, swimming and diving. Athletic Conference Championships were won by girls basketball, gymnastics, tennis and track & field. Boys football, hockey, swimming & diving, track & field and wrestling.
Cambridge-Isanti Community Education programs serve district residents of all ages from infants through senior citizen. Community Education focuses on connecting the community, schools, cities and businesses with a goal of community development. Enrichment, recreational, athletic and arts programs and activities are among the many offerings are designed for personal growth as well as linking the community with the school system.
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