• Northeast Metro 916 Overview


     
    Northeast Metro 916 is one of three intermediate school districts in Minnesota, serving approximately 4,000 students through shared programming that includes career and technical education, special education services, area learning centers and elementary education. Through the sharing of resources, talent and ideas, Northeast Metro 916 provides cost-effective, expert and reliable services to 14 member school districts and the students and families we collectively support.


    Area Learning Centers (ALCs)

    • Non-traditional high school setting
    • Students earn high school graduation credits and a diploma
    • Individualized approach and personalized attention to social needs
    • Academic learning skills
    • Vocational skills
    • Work experience
    • Transition to employment or further education

    Career and Technical Center

    • Non-traditional high school setting located at Century College
    • Students earn high school graduation credits and a diploma
    • Individualized approach and personalized attention to social needs
    • Academic learning skills
    • Vocational skills
    • Work experience
    • Transition to employment or further education

    Special Education

    • Students are referred by member districts
    • Curriculum addresses academic, social, emotional, behavior and communication needs in a structured and safe learning environment
    • Learning and support services are delivered based on documented individualized education plans (IEP)

    Organizational Structure:

    • Joint Powers Agreement
    • 12-member school board comprised of school board members appointed by the member districts
    • Advisory councils comprised of professional staff from member districts
    • Divided into three divisions 
      • Administrative Services
      • Special Education
      • Educational Services

    Staff Profile:

    • 650 staff
    • Strong workplace culture with 96% of staff reporting that they are engaged and satisfied by their work
    • Staff are highly certified and experts in their field with 69% of licensed staff hold a master's degree or above