Academics

Preparing learners. Success in an interconnected, dynamic world.

Students are part of an interconnected and rapidly changing world. Educational experiences in our schools need to prepare learners for dynamic and collaborative environments upon graduation and throughout life. The Sauk Rapids-Rice School District's mission, vision, beliefs and goals are the foundation for students' academic development, from early childhood, through grade 12 and beyond. Implementation of the district's challenging and extensive curriculum requires careful and thoughtful planning, innovative instruction, continuous assessment and refinement.

Our schools provide each student with the opportunity to access a collaborative, innovative and stimulating learning environment that prepares them for next steps, whether those be continuation on an educational path or the pursuit of a career after graduation. Our district's Portrait of a Graduate initiative demonstrates our commitment to inspiring a lifetime of curiosity, discovery, critical thinking and responsibility in all learners.

Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools academic areas teach students twenty-first century skills integrated across a multitude of learning areas:

  • Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening in the English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Fine Arts - instrumental and choral music, visual art, theater arts
  • Career and Technical Education
  • World Languages
    • Courses and grade level content at Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools are aligned with the Minnesota Academic Standards.  To learn more about the standards, please visit the Minnesota Department of Education website at https://education.mn.gov/MDE/dse/stds/

Under Minnesota Statues, section 120B.11, Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools supports a plan that address the following goals in our district:

All children will be ready for school
All third graders can read at grade level
All racial and economic achievement gaps between students are closed
All students are ready for career and college
All students graduate from high school

DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE SAUK RAPIDS-RICE LITERACY PLAN

Download a printable 2019-2020 World's Best Workforce Plan

Finding your PATH at Sauk Rapids-Rice ISD 47

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Main Contact

Karrie Boser, Ed. D
Director of Teaching and Learning
karrie.boser@isd47.org

The Curriculum Advisory Committee dates:

  • October 4, 2023-6:15 at the District Office
  • November 16, 2023--World's Best Workforce and Achievement and Integration Report and Feedback-6:15 at the District Office
  • January 24, 2024-6:15 at the District Office
  • March 21, 2024-6:15 at the District Office

Curriculum Advisory Committee

The Curriculum Advisory Council is charged with receiving, reviewing, and making comments on curriculum reports and advising the Board of Education accordingly.  

This committee serves four essential roles:


  • Develop lines of communication between the school and the community.

  • Review and evaluate the implementation of the Minnesota Academic Standards

  • Review the district's curriculum and assessment programs

  • Provide insight into the district's World's Best Workforce Plan
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Meetings are held at the District Office, Curriculum Room from 6:15-7:30
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Want to join?

Individuals interested in joining the Curriculum Advisory Committee are encouraged to contact Karrie Boser, Ed.D,  Director of Teaching and Learning 320-258-1822 or karrie.boser@isd47.org


Support all students by completing your Educational Benefits form.

Educational Benefits

Educational benefits are known as the "free and reduced lunch” forms. What you may not realize is that by filling out this form each year, families may help provide additional funding and resources to our students in other ways. These include funds to provide student access to counselors and social workers, additional student reading and math supports and funding for necessary instructional supplies that offset the cost of student activities fees. 

We are grateful that we have been able to secure the funding that provides free breakfast and lunch for all of our students during the pandemic. This is a much-needed resource for families. However, because of the free breakfast and lunch programming, many families have yet to complete the annual educational benefits form they typically would have completed. And this means that funding for other programs is affected as well. 

We ask for your help!

If you haven’t filled out your educational benefits form yet, you can make a tremendous difference for our students by doing so right away. If you’re not certain whether you qualify, please take a moment and fill out the form. Your family circumstances may have recently changed due to employment loss or other financial challenges, so you may now qualify.

The fastest and easiest way to fill out your educational benefits form is to do so online using Skyward Family Access. If you need assistance or have questions, please call 320-253-4703.

Educational Benefits Sign Up Information.

Option 1: Online Application

Applying online is the fastest way to submit your educational benefits form. Follow these steps to apply online:

  1. Log in to Skyward Family Access.
  2. Click on the “Food Service” button.
  3. Click on “Applications”
  4. If you have multiple students in the district, you will need to select one of them using the dropdown arrow next to “All Students”.
  5. Then, click on “Applications” above to submit an application.
  6. Click “Add” to begin a new application and follow the instructions presented.

Option 2: Paper Application

Download the paper form, fill out and return to the district office.

  • Hand delivery to the district office;
  • Mail to: ISD #47, 1833 Osauka Road NE, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

*If you would like a paper application sent to you, please call 320-253-4703.