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North Education Center students meet Sideena Grace

Sideena Grace, a Minnesota scientist, engineer, and author visited NEC to read her "ABCs in Space" book and share her life story with the elementary students.

Joseph Dames, WCCO meteorologist, visits South Education Center

Joseph Dames visited students at SEC to share his insights about his daily schedule, being a meteorologist at WCCO, and his career path.

Therapy Dogs at West Education Center

As part of our science of reading focus this year, students at WEC practice their literacy skills by reading to therapy dogs from North Star Therapy Animals in a calm and relaxing environment. 

Career and Tech Center students learn about custom painting

Students in the Auto Body pathways program at CTC practiced pinstripe and lettering technique.

Students and staff at Ann Bremer Education Center learn about Australia
Ann Bremer Education Center hosts Festival of Nations

Students conducted research and prepared a display of different cultures, nations, or regions and a small snack or sample that represented their area. 

Welcome to Intermediate District 287

Student with art in makerspace

We serve the unique learners of 12 member school districts in the West Metro. Our trauma-responsive and healing-centered schools support the academic, emotional, and behavioral needs of students to thrive in school and life.

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Special Education

Collaborating with member districts, the Special Education department are experts at serving the unique needs of students with disabilities.

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Student learning about wave types at ABEC science fair

Alternative Learning Centers

Alternative Learning Center (ALC) Academies work with students at their skill level to help them build confidence in their abilities. This program is available for students in grades 9-12, up to age 22.

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Students at West Education Center

Care & Treatment

The Care & Treatment programs provide services to students being served in hospital, day treatment, and residential programs, as well as adjudicated youth.

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Care and treatment student artwork in celebration of Black artists.

Career & Tech

287's Career & Tech Center offers programs that focus on developing professional skills, obtaining industry certifications, and, in some cases, earning college credit.

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