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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

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 2019-2020 World's Best Workforce Plan

Main Contact

Jenny Bushman
Director of Teaching and Learning

The Curriculum Advisory Committee dates:

  • September 29, 2021-6:15 at the District Office
  • November 10, 2021--World's Best Workforce and Achievement and Integration Report and Feedback-6:15 at the District Office
  • January 26, 2022-6:15 at the District Office
  • March 30, 2022-6:15 at the District Office