WELCOME TO MINNESOTA NEW COUNTRY SCHOOL
Minnesota New Country School (MNCS), located in Henderson, MN, is a project-based, public charter school established in 1994. MNCS currently operates an Elementary site grades K-6, and a Secondary / High School site grades 7-12. The two campuses serve more than 200 students, with students from 13 surrounding communities within a 45-mile radius.
OUR STUDENTS - Individualized learning plan
MNCS follows a project-based curriculum where students each receive an individualized learning plan with focus on learning from hands-on experiences, while still focusing on basic skills such as math, reading and writing. Credit is earned based on the quality of learning demonstrated at the end product of the project. Students are given responsibility and choice regarding what they learn at MNCS. Students set their own goals and accomplish their own tasks with the guidance of Advisors and staff.
Emphasis on the following:
Environment experiential learning
Individualized project-based learning
Licensed staff in core content areas
Low teacher/student ratio emphasizing relationships
Free Transportation to and from 10 local communities
127 N. 8th Street, PO Box 7 Henderson, MN 56044
PH 507-868-0071 FAX 507-868-0074
Secondary / High School (7th-12th)
210 Main Street, PO Box 488 Henderson, MN 56044
PH 507-248-3353 FAX 507-248-3608
We ask that students and parents visit our school first hand for a tour, meet the staff and students and see the many exciting things Minnesota New Country School has to offer.
Teacher Powered School
Our school is inspired by students and collaboratively designed and run by our teachers and support staff. We secure the autonomy to make decisions in a wide array of areas that influence school success, such as the learning program, budget, evaluating colleagues, selecting personnel, and more. This means no superintendent or principal.
MNCS Operates by Several Teams
PDP Teams (that focus on program and academic) and Site Based Teams (Operations and Management) such as: Art & Literature, Health & Wellness, Nutrition & Compost, PBL, Finance, Personnel, Career/Future/Tech Ed, Supporting Students Together, Outreach, Transportation, Building, Academic Assessment, Q-Comp, Math, Reading, HS/Elem Connections, along with Sophomore, Junior and Senior Teams.
Our schools great and so is the community of Henderson! We encourage everyone, current families and interested families, to explore Henderson!