Early Childhood

Children and families have several early learning options aimed at strengthening families and communities, supporting parents, and helping all children reach their greatest potential. Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE), School Readiness Preschool and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) are housed at the Early Childhood Center. A year-before-school preschool, called KC Preschool, is offered through Centennial Kids Club at four elementary schools. Early Childhood Screenings are required by Minnesota state law and scheduled throughout the school year.

What Do Kids Need to Succeed?

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join parent educator and 2011 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Katy Smith and the Centennial community in a lively conversation about childhood and what kids need from it at this free event.

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)

Parents are a child's first teacher, and Early Childhood Family Education supports families in this important work. Centennial ECFE offers quality learning opportunities and resources for families with children from birth to kindergarten age, regardless of financial circumstances.

Early Childhood Screening

Screening is a free check of a child's hearing and vision, height and weight, immunizations, motor skills, speech and language skills, and general development. State law requires that children are screened before they enter kindergarten.

School Readiness Preschool

School Readiness Preschool includes a parenting component. Research has shown that early childhood programs that involve parents and children working together are more effective than programs that only focus on the child. Involving families early encourages parents to play a more active role throughout their child's education.

Elementary Schools

Centennial serves 2,706 elementary students with a curriculum that includes communication, math, science, art, health, social studies, physical education, music, media and computer technology. The health program includes conflict resolution through The Peace Works curriculum.

Blue Heron Elementary

Located in Lino Lakes, Blue Heron serves 860 students in a safe, respectful, and purposeful learning environment where all students have the opportunity and responsibility to grow to their full social, emotional and academic potential.

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Centennial Elementary

Vision Statement:
Centennial Elementary staff and families will inspire learners to grow academically and socially.

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Centerville Elementary

Centerville Elementary prepares students for a successful today and tomorrow! Caring staff, respectful students and a small-town feel distinguish this school serving nearly 600 young people in grades kindergarten through five. We are a school focused on positive behavior, with students who can readily tell you that Cougar Pride consists of growing in respect, responsibility, right choices and readiness.

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Golden Lake Elementary

Vision Statement:
Golden Lake Elementary prepares students for life by inspiring all children to grow academically, emotionally and socially.

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Rice Lake Elementary

A community with heart, dedicated to life-long learning.

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Middle School

Centennial Middle School

Centennial Middle School is a learning community located in Lino Lakes, Minnesota providing a high quality education to 1,500 students in 6-8 grade.

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High School

Centennial High School

Serving approximately 2,106 students on a two-building campus, Centennial High School offers over 160 electives and students can earn college credit in several subject areas. CHS maintains three four-year foreign language courses, has an early graduation option, and offers work experience/career exploration and cooperative on-the-job programs. Advanced Placement, mentorship, and college-enrollment options are available. Ninety percent of Centennial seniors graduate, with 65 percent going on to a community college, a college or a university.

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Alternative Education

Centennial Area Learning Center

The Area Learning Center is a community-based program for students who prefer a different approach to learning. The high school off-campus program includes computer-assisted learning, vocational/technical courses, community-based work experiences, post-secondary options and curriculum instruction. CALC also serves special education transition students, and houses an adult basic education program.

Pines School

Pines School is located on the grounds of the Anoka County Juvenile Center in Lino Lakes. The school serves middle and high school youth in four programs, is accredited by the North Central Association and licensed by the Minnesota Department of Education.

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