Schools

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.

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

Blue Heron Elementary is a school where minds soar and dreams take flight! Located in Lino Lakes, Blue Heron serves 860 students in a safe, respectful, purposeful, and high-achieving learning environment. The school’s focus on building strong relationships among staff, students and families results in a welcoming, inclusive culture that attracts students from Centennial communities as well as many open enrollees from neighboring areas.



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Centennial Elementary

Centennial Elementary, located in Circle Pines, inspires learners to grow academically and socially every day through meaningful educational opportunities. With a deep commitment to the success of both students and teachers, Centennial offers a supportive, cooperative culture that balances high expectations and hard work with warmth and fun. The school serves 470 students in grades kindergarten through 5 and is a Celebration school, the designation given by the Minnesota Department of Education to schools to recognize increases in student achievement. 

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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. Centerville students have a long history of high achievement and a dedication to Cougar Pride—growing in respect, responsibility, right choices and readiness. Its close-knit community boasts an enormous amount of parent involvement.

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Golden Lake Elementary

Golden Lake Elementary, located in Circles Pines, prepares students for life by focusing on the acquisition of high-level academic skills and on healthy social, physical and emotional development. With a diverse student body, Golden Lake is a top-performing school, earning the state’s “Reward School” designation twice for remarkable achievements in individual academic growth, student proficiency and achievement gap reductions. We couple high expectations for our students with a deep commitment to relationships, understanding that positive relationships are the fuel that drives the engine of success.

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Rice Lake Elementary

Rice Lake Elementary is dedicated to teaching each student according to individual needs; to strengthening staff through alignment of purpose, open communication, staff enrichment and shared ideas; and to creating a campus known for honesty, excellence, acceptance, respect and trust (HEART).

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Kindergarten Information

New in 2014, the Centennial School District is providing all day, every day kindergarten at no cost to parents.

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Middle School

Centennial Middle School

Centennial Middle School provides a first-rate education to the 1600 students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades who come its reputation as a safe and successful school through the hard work and deep commitment of staff, students, parents and the wider community. The school's robust academic program combined with enhanced choices for students make Centennial Middle School highly competitive with neighboring districts. 

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High School

Centennial High School

Centennial High School serves 2,000 students in an environment that promotes intellectual, emotional and social success in an ever-changing world. Centennial High is the hub for the five communities that feed into this large metropolitan high school with a small-town attitude. The school is ranked 13th in the state in terms of academic proficiency and growth measurements, graduation rate (96%) and AP scores.

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Alternative Education

Centennial Area Learning Center

Learning is a journey of choice, challenge and opportunity at Centennial Area Learning Center (CALC). Our environment encourages students to be themselves and to tailor their learning to their individual needs and desires. Expectations are high at CALC, with curricula and programs that follow district standards. Special emphasis is placed on career-to-work to help students develop the skills that make them work-ready.

Pines School

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

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