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A Commitment to Education

The Minot community prides itself on its ability to provide superior educational opportunities for students of all ages. With top quality public and private secondary and elementary schools, a major university trade and vocational schools, adult education, and programs for the mentally and physically disabled, Minot serves as a regional center for learning.

Enrollment in the Minot Public Schools has stabilized and is at 7,500 students. Those students will attend classes in thirteen elementary schools, three middle schools, one high school divided into two campuses as well as an alternative high school, and a Head Start program.  These schools include two elementary schools and one middle school located on Minot Air Force Base. 

The Minot Public Schools take pride in the innovative edcuation programs in the areas of career and technical, general and special education. Recently added course offerings include aviation and biomedical (health services). Students have an opportunity to participate in a number of extracurricular and co-curricular activities. Teachers participate in a continuous process of reviewing and prioritizing their standards in order to provide a guaranteed and viable curriculum to all students. The district is continuously reviewing safety and security protocols and will be adding three new school resource officer positions for the 2018-19 school year.

Minot Public Schools have renewed their efforts to operate as a Professional Learning Community and strive every day to carry out their mission to "Empower All Learners" to succeed in a changing world." 

With an enrollment of 425, Bishop Ryan Catholic School’s curriculum is built on strong fundamental skills that encourage decision-making and creative and critical thinking, while at the same time incorporating Catholic values and ethics. Their students have the opportunity to practice and express their faith during each school day. The class sizes allow our teachers to work together with parents, involving them in all levels of their child’s education. Bishop Ryan students traditionally score higher on standardized tests, and high school students have the opportunity to earn dual credits for college while fulfilling their secondary graduation requirements.

Our Redeemer’s Christian School is a Pre-K through 12 school that has served the churches and families of the Minot community for over 30 years. As a ministry of Our Redeemer’s Church, the school serves students and families from 33 different congregations by providing an excellent education built upon the unwavering truths of God’s word. They consider themselves blessed to be able to provide an education centered on the Gospel of Jesus Christ that has the freedom to address the whole child – socially, emotionally, intellectually, physically and spiritually.



Character Counts! is a local, grass roots effort of concerned citizens in Minot and many communities nationwide which embrace the Six Pillars of Character as the basis for understanding and evaluating all ethical behavior. The overriding mission of Character Counts! is to strengthen the character of America's youth. The Minot Public School Board has endorsed and is supporting this movement.


Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement is a program that brings business people into K-5 classrooms to lead the students through hands-on activities that show the relevance of education to success in business and in life. You can be a part of this interactive learning experience by volunteering to become a facilitator for JA. Classroom sessions involve about one hour per week for five weeks, and all training and materials are provided. If you are interested in becoming a JA facilitator, contact the Chamber at 852-6000 or email carla@minotchamber.org
Junior Achievement
MINOT STATE UNIVERSITY, 1-800-777-0750 OR 858-3000, www.minotstateu.edu

Located in north central North Dakota in the heart of the Magic City, Minot State University is where east meets west. Minot State is strategically located next to the Bakken oil region, poised to be "the" institution in western North Dakota and Easter Montana.

With 60 undergraduate majors and several graduate degrees, Minot State is positioned to meet growth in fields such as nursing, communication disorders, education, energy economics and finance, management, social work, the sciences and management information systems. 

After more than 50 years, Minot State continues to foster a strong relationship with Minot Air Force Base. Several Native American tribes are represented in our student body and on our faculty. A strong study abroad program allows students to study nearly anywhere in the world. Minot State provides students an an exceptional education at an affordable price and is committed to individual student success. Student involvement in research and campus and community engagement are encouraged, and MSU's strong athletic programs participate in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference in NCAA Division II.

With a diverse student body, approximately 3,200 strong, Minot State University offers all the advantages of a big campus, minus the big hassle, allowing students to - . Be seen. Be heard.


Minot State University Center for Extended Learning

MSU’s Center for Extended Learning provides outreach activities to the city, region, state and beyond. CEL offers courses at Minot Air Force Base, Bismarck, Fargo, and online, via the Interactive Video Network and at North Dakota high school campuses through the Early Entry program.  CEL also conducts professional development workshops for area teachers and non-credit activities such as the 65+ program, College for Kids, the BISK CPA exam, as well as computerized testing services on the MSU campus and Minot Air Force Base. MSU Online offers over 200 courses, nine undergraduate degrees, three graduate degrees and four certificate programs. For more information go to www.minotstateu.edu/cel or call 800-777-0750 ext. 3822 or 701-858-3822.

Dakota College at Bottineau

Dakota College at Bottineau,  
1-800-542-6866 or 701-858-4339 (Minot Campus)
www.dakotacollege.edu; www.dakotacollege.edu/minot

Founded in 1906, Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) is affiliated with Minot State University (MSU) and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. DCB offers a variety of programs and courses in business, caregiver services, computer technology, paraeducation, child development, health professions including nursing, paramedics, medical assistant, and health information management, and natural resources including forestry, recreation management, horticulture, environmental technology, and wildlife. DCB also offers a comprehensive liberal arts/general education program that provides content and general education coursework toward a Bachelor’s Degree.  Associate Degrees (AA, AS, AAS), Diplomas, and Program Certificates are offered in Minot, Bottineau, Valley City and online.  Collaboratively, DCB and MSU offer the Passport Program for students not eligible for full admission at MSU and want to attend college on MSU campus and eventually pursue a four-year degree. DCB provides a personalized education by focusing on a nature, technology and beyond theme while stimulating economic, social, and cultural growth.

701.852.6000 1020 20th Ave Sw, Minot, ND 58701
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