Minot Area Chamber of Commerce

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Community Info
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 now has five SRO's serving in the Minot Public Schools.

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 ext. 3822 OR 858-3822, www.minotstateu.edu

Minot State University is your university in Western North Dakota. With a student body of approximately 3,200 students, Minot State offers all the advantages of a big campus, minus the big hassles, allowing you, the student, to be seen and heard during your college experience and after. You can earn a valued degree from Minot State in a variety of ways. Courses for undergraduate and graduate degrees or certificate programs can be earned by attending classes on campus, online, at MAFB, at local high schools, and other sites throughout the state. Minot State is positioned to meet growth in the high demand job areas of nursing, communication disorders, accounting, education, management, social work, addiction studies, the sciences, and technology.
Minot State provides you with an exceptional education that is valued by employers at an affordable price. The University now offers the most scholarship dollars in school history, reducing your student loan debt. We’re committed to your academic program success. You can be involved in research and campus and community activities as a part of your educational experience. Minot State’s strong athletic programs participate in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference in the NCAA Division II. We invite you to visit the campus!


Minot State University Center for Extended Learning

Minot State’s Center for Extended Learning provides outreach activities to the community, region, state, and beyond. CEL offers courses at Minot Air Force Base, Bismarck, Fargo, online, and via the Interactive Video Network. North Dakota high schools also offer classes for the Early Entry Program. CEL conducts professional development workshops for teachers and non-credit activities such as the 65+ Program and College for Kids. Computerized testing services are offered on the Minot campus and at Minot Air Force Base. Minot State’s online program offers over 200 courses and several undergraduate degrees along with graduate degrees and certificates. Our valued degrees can be completed through our flexible course schedules. For more information, go to MinotStateU.edu/CEL or give us a call.

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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