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Welcome to Breckenridge!  Our mission statement at Breckenridge is "Breckenridge PRIDE... Inspiring to Excel!" We take this vision very seriously as we strive to create opportunities for students. staff and for our community.

We feel Breckenridge  have good programs, good staff, good facilities and good students. We want to shift our standards from good to great. We work very hard for our success. We will continue to strive to prepare our students for their chosen path after high school. We as a high school will keep looking forward towards the vision of becoming one of the best schools in Northern Minnesota and in the state of Minnesota. We need to be progressive and not rely on our past accomplishments, but move forward. In this challenge, we as students, community members and educators will need to push toward achieving at higher levels while breaking the “status quo”. We are all looking forward to a great year! It is a great privilege and responsibility to educate your child.

Breckenridge PRIDE.. Inspiring to Excel is our standards and our expectations.
 

General Information:

EFFORT and BEING A GREAT TEAMMATE: We ask our students to do 2 things well at our High School. Effort and Being a great teammate are 2 essential skills we ask our students. Work hard, accountability, effort in the classroom and outside the classroom are ingrediants to being a great citizen. Being a great teammate is a life skill students need to model. Working with other, working out problems, speaking appropriately to others, asking questions to other, empathy and the ability to relate to others.

Synergy reminder: Each teacher will be updating their grades on a weekly basis (by Monday). Parents/Guardians are encouraged to use our Synergy student information system to check their son/daughters grades and academic progress. Please use your username and password for checking online grades. If you do not have a username or password, please contact the high school office.

Naviance Reminder: Naviance is a college and career readiness program we use at Breckenridge to help students and families track their student's academic progress .We use the Naviance program to help students with college readiness (scholarships, college applications, etc) and career readiness profiles.

Google Reminder: We at Breckenridge use Google Classroom for many assignments, class reminders and for general classroom work. Parents/Guardians, please make sure you have PARENTVUE on your personal device to check your student's grades, attendance, lunch account and other information.


Academics
Active Classroom: We at Breckenridge do education a little bit differently than the typical High School. First of all, We build relationships with students and families. Second, we incorporate active classroom/project based learning in our teaching methods and teaching styles. Students work on "real world" world projects incorporating different academic disciplines with 21st century skills. 

21st Century Skills: We believe Breckenridge High School is a Time Machine and not a Time Capsule. Incorprating and teaching 21st century skills like adapatability, time management, flexability, teamwork, accountability, communication skills and coachability lead to the best ability of al: EMPLOYABIITY. This is what we do well at Breckenridge.

7th and 8th graders to the High School building: For the first time in Breckenridge school history, our 7th and 8th grade students are attending school at the High School campus. Our 7th and 8th graders are a "School with-in" a school. They operate on a separate master schedule with no bells. Students in 7th and 8th grade receive team-taught course with Math and Science teaming together and English and Social Studies teaming together. 

Master Schedule at Breckenridge: Breckenridge operates on a "Modified Block" schedule. We have 50 minute courses on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. We have 90 minute courses on Tuesdays and Thursdays.By doing a "Modified Block" schedule, students receive more instructional time with their teachers.

College in the Schools Courses: We offer over 35 college credits at Breckenridge. Courses range from Welding, Manufacturing, Psychology, Speech, Pre-Calculus, English and College Algebra.

Student Accountability: This will continue to be a point of emphasis with administration and staff this year. Student achievement, organization, behavior expectations, and putting forward their high effort in and outside the classroom will be expectations during the year. Your help in encouraging our students in these areas will be greatly appreciated.

Student Attendance: Research states that regular attendance at school is imperative towards student success and student participation at school. Regular attendance at school improves academic skills, social skills, mental health and student accountability. Please make sure your child is at school on a regular basis. If for some reason he/she is absent from school, please make sure to call Melanie in the HS office on attendance

Student Handbook: The 2018-2019 Parent-Student Handbook will be discussed with students during the first week of school. The handbook committee did a great job looking at our high school building and how we as staff can operate the building more professionally and smoothly so that our students achieve at higher levels. We will review changes and the important rules and procedures with all students. A copy of the Parent-Student Handbook will be available to you and your child on-line att www.breckenridge.k12.mn.us or you can pick one up at the office.

Activity Passes: Students, parents/guardians and community members are encouraged to purchase activity passes for all Breckenridge high school events. Supporting our students on the field, on the court, at the rink, in the theater and in the school building is a great item for our students. Please contact Teddi at the activities office for more information.

Activities: Breckenridge offers a wide variety of activities for students in grades 7-12. We have over 14 athletic activities to choose from and over 10 student organizations to participate in. Over 70% of our student body participates in at least 1 activity at Breckenridge high school. Student participation in extra-curricular activities is very important towards the climate and culture of our building. Research shows that participation in a school activity improves academics, time management skills, better attendance and teamwork skills. I would ask that each one of our student’s at Breckenridge high school be involved in at least 2 activities in our building.

 

If you have any questions about our High School building or would like a tour of our facilities, please do not hesitate to contact me either by phone (218) 641-4005 or by email at . We truly believe, "Breckenridge PRIDE.. Inspiring to Excel

In Cowboy and Cowgirl Pride,


Craig J. Peterson
Principal
Breckenridge High School

Contact: Craig Peterson
About Us
Vision Statement: Breckenridge Pride...Inspiring to Excel

It is Breckenridge Public Schools policy to provide equal education opportunities for all students.  The school district does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status and parental status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation or age.  The District's Section 504 Coordinators are Craig Peterson, phone 218-643-2694, petersonc@breckenridge.k12.mn.us and Corinna Erickson, phone 218-643-6681, ericksonc@breckenridge.k12.mn.us
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Address
ISD 846 District Office: 810 Beede Ave Breckenridge, MN 56520 Phone #: (218)643-6822 Fax #: 218-641-4035

Middle/High School: 710 13th St N Breckenridge, MN 56520 Phone #: 218-643-2694 Fax#: 218-643-5229

Elementary School: 810 Beede Ave Breckenridge, MN 56520 Phone #: 218-643-6681 Fax#: 218-643-5021
 
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