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.
Vision Statement: The Blue Heron Elementary School Community will strive to create a safe, respectful, and purposeful learning environment where all have the opportunity and responsibility to grow socially, emotionally and academically to their full potential on their journey of lifelong learning.
Serving approximately 2,106 students on a two-building campus, Centennial High School offers over 160 electives and students can earn college credit in several subject areas. CHS maintains three four-year foreign language courses, has an early graduation option, and offers work experience/career exploration and cooperative on-the-job programs. Advanced Placement, mentorship, and college-enrollment options are available. Ninety percent of Centennial seniors graduate, with 65 percent going on to a community college, a college or a university.
The Area Learning Center is a community-based program for students who prefer a different approach to learning. The high school off-campus program includes computer-assisted learning, vocational/technical courses, community-based work experiences, post-secondary options and curriculum instruction. CALC also serves special education transition students, and houses an adult basic education program.
Pines School is located on the grounds of the Anoka County Juvenile Center in Lino Lakes. The school serves middle and high school youth in four programs, is accredited by the North Central Association and licensed by the Minnesota Department of Education.
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 three elementary schools. Early Childhood Screenings are required by Minnesota state law and scheduled throughout the school year.