About Spectrum

Spectrum High School is a public charter high school which received its original charter in 2006. The school currently serves grades six through twelve, and is located thirty-five miles northwest of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. The school consists of three buildings with students in grade 6 at 11044 Industrial Circle NW, Elk River, MN, grades 7-8 at 17823 Industrial Circle NW, Elk River, MN, and grades 9-12 at 17796 Industrial Circle NW, Elk River, MN.

Spectrum High School and Spectrum Middle School’s core philosophy focuses on providing students with a small school setting which provides a college preparatory education with an emphasis on technology. In addition, students are also given an opportunity to become involved in their community through an intentional program of service learning. Currently, Spectrum has 23 C@SH [College at Spectrum High] classes offered through concurrent enrollment programs.

Spectrum High School’s Class of 2018 graduated nine students who completed all of the credits necessary to complete the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum, and had nine students who earned an Associate of Arts degree at the same time as their high school diploma. In addition, due to Spectrum’s robust C@SH program, 2018 graduates earned 1,537 college credits over their high school career, which is approximately $499,000 in college tuition savings.

Vision Statement

The Vision of Spectrum High School and Spectrum Middle School is to be a leader in fostering academic and personal excellence through programs emphasizing high academic standards in a small-school setting.

Mission Statement

The Mission of Spectrum High School and Spectrum Middle School is to encourage students in attaining their maximum potential through a 3-dimensional strategy emphasizing:

  • College preparatory curriculum;
  • A technology integrated environment; and
  • Community-based outreach.

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