Student expo at Northwest Passage

Northwest Passage Charter High School, Coon Rapids, will be hosting a student expo night Tuesday, Jan. 29, 6 to 7:30 p.m. to highlight student work and bring awareness to school choice.

Jan. 27 through Feb. 2 is National School Choice Week, which is designed to provide parents and students information on all of the educational options available in their community, according to Peter Wieczorek, director, Northwest Passage High School.

Across the nation school choice encompasses many different options including open enrollment, home schooling, charter schools, magnet schools, area learning centers, virtual schools, online schooling, blended learning, school vouchers, personal tax credits and deductions, plus tax-credit scholarship programs, Wieczorek said.

Minnesota has a long history of school choice options starting with area learning centers and magnet schools during the early-1970s, open enrollment in 1987 and in 1992, Minnesota became the first state to offer charter schools, he said.

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