Northern Cass School District
Hunter, North Dakota
It may be a traditional public school in North Dakota, but the ways in which it meets the needs of rural students is anything but traditional. Northern Cass demonstrates how a small rural district can be innovative to empower students for big things and support the whole community.
Northern Cass demonstrates how a small rural district can be innovative to empower students for big things and support the whole community.
Dr. Cory Steiner
We want to make sure our students have exactly what they need to become who they deserve to be. This award allows us to go faster, bring our students, family and community what they need to not just survive, but thrive.
Why they stand out
How they STOP for education
Created a personalized competency-based learning district and created a policy to allow learning outside the walls of their building to articulate for credit in any content area.
Joined other transformational educators around the country in pushing to utilize a mastery transcript that will ensure a graduation pathway not linked to content but competencies to be accepted by all universities in their state.
Embraces a permissionless environment of education that disrupts the traditional education system.