Champlin Brooklyn Park Academy among district schools earning magnet awards

Three A-H schools were recently named Magnet Schools of Distinction by Magnet Schools of America: Champlin–Brooklyn Park Academy for Math and Environmental Science (CBPA), Anoka Middle School for the Arts and Blaine High School Center for Engineering, Math and Science.

The awards recognize magnet schools and programs that demonstrate a high commitment to academic standards, curriculum innovation, desegregation and diversity efforts, specialized teaching staffs, and parent and community involvement. Schools submit an application that is scored by a panel of educators.

“I am so incredibly proud of the students, staff, parents/guardians, and community volunteers. We have all pulled together to create an amazing new school in Anoka-Hennepin,” said CBPA Principal Marilyn McKeehen. “This is our third year as CBPA and winning a national honor at this magnitude only supports the efforts of everyone. CBPA is a great school!”