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High Schools

High school students celebrating at graduation

Robbinsdale Area Schools is served by two high schools for grades 9-12, both named as two of America's Best High Schools by The Washington Post and Newsweek.

We continue to have students who are named National Merit Finalists and Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars for high performance on college-level exams.  Robbinsdale Armstrong High School is home to the Advanced Placement program, and in 2011, Robbinsdale Area Schools was named to the National AP Achievement List for increasing both the percentage of students taking AP tests and increasing the number of high scores on those tests.  Robbinsdale Area Schools was one of only 388 districts nationwide to receive such a prestigious award.  

High schools offer more than 180 courses, 20 Advanced Placement (AP) classes and 75 activities. Robbinsdale Area Schools is home to a fully-authorized, K-12 International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme, a challenging academic program that is recognized and practiced worldwide. Robbinsdale Cooper High School is one of ten high schools in Minnesota offering the challenging IB program and Robbinsdale Middle School offered the first authorized IB Middle Years Programme in the state; more than 600 students are enrolled district-wide. Both schools are aligned with Lakeview Elementary School, a fully authorized Primary Years Programme (PYP) school in the International Baccelaureate continuum.  In all of our schools, programs for special education and gifted and talented students are also available at all grade levels.


Robbinsdale Area Schools also offer Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) programming in both of our middle schools and both of our high schools.  This program accelerates student learning, uses research-based methods of effective instruction, raises expectations of students, and puts in place a system of supports that help students succeed.