Robbinsdale Area Schools


Focused on Academic Excellence

We are committed to graduating # who are ready for college, articulated skilled trades and career. We continue to have students who are named National Merit Finalists and Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars for high performance on college-level exams, not to mention students who take IB Diploma coursework.

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 world-wide.

  • Lakeview Elementary offers the IB Primary Year Programme (IB PYP)
  • Robbinsdale Middle School offers the IB Middle Years Programme (IB MYP)
  • The IB MYP continues at Robbinsdale Cooper High School for 9th and 10th Grade students. Cooper also offers the challenging IB Diploma program for 11th and 12 Grade students.

Robbinsdale Armstrong High School is home to our Advanced Placement program, which was one of the first schools in the state of offer AP classes.

Enrichment and focus on a well-rounded education

Arts education is emphasized for all grade levels. We are proud of our reputation for award-winning programs in drama, music and fine arts. More than 5,000 of our students participate in choir, band and orchestra. District music students perform annually at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis and at prestigious locations around the world. In 2020, we were named one of the 100 Best Communities for Music Education in America.


Matt Pletcher
Director of Curriculum

Patty Rose
Curriculum Support