North Minneapolis High School Opens Career and Technology Center

At North High School, there is a revolutionary movement happening for North Minneapolis.

“It places a big bet on the young people of our city because we know they are going to be a huge success,” Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said.
Minneapolis Public Schools is building a state-of-the-art Career and Technical Education Center at North High that will allow students from across the city to gain hands-on experience in engineering, robotics, drones and media arts.

This is the first phase of a multi-year, multi-million dollar renovation of the school that includes a new entrance and entry plaza, an updated common area, and a kitchen and dining room that will transform the more than 50-year-old building.

“Every ceiling tile is coming out of the building. Every floor is being touched. Every wall is being redesigned. Windows are going to be installed in almost every classroom. This will be the building the kids deserve,” said North High School Vice Principal Steve White.

Community leaders say it’s an incredible turn of events for a school that was at risk of closing due to declining enrollment just a few years ago.

“We are euphoric as a community. We are very euphoric about what is happening here,” said Bishop Richard Howell of nearby Shiloh Temple.
Because they believe the district isn’t just investing in a school, it’s committing to North Minneapolis.

“I think it not only gives hope to the citizens of the community, but also a bit of pride that we were attending a Minneapolis high school in North Minneapolis,” Howell said.

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