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Greetings!
Thank you for taking the time to peruse our website. TrekNorth Junior & Senior High School is an amazing place, and we try to capture some of the “TrekNorth Experience” on our website, including photos of students doing everything from science lab work to winning speech competitions to backpacking in the Rocky Mountains.

Hopefully you’ll find evidence of the four major components of the TrekNorth Program:
• College-Readiness
• Outdoor Adventure
• Service Learning
• Sense of Community

In a nutshell, those four things capture everything about TrekNorth, and if you’re a Bemidji-area student, or the parent of a Bemidji-area student, we’d love the opportunity to share information about our program with you.

My name is Dan McKeon, and I am the Executive Director of the school. I’ve been at TrekNorth since the very beginning, first as an English teacher, then as an English teacher and the Director of the Outdoor Adventure Program, and now as the Director of the overall program.

This school means the world to me, and it’s because of the outstanding and hard-working teachers who work here, and the kind and creative students who attend TrekNorth. I’ve taught in places as varied as the South Bronx in New York City, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation in South Dakota, and the tiny fishing town of Sitka, Alaska, and after spending several years at TrekNorth I can’t imagine being in any other school.

For parents and students thinking about joining TrekNorth, the key thing to consider is whether college is in the plans for your student. When a student enrolls here the faculty will assume it’s because that student wants to go to a college of their choice; therefore, we design classes, assign homework, and have expectations that are consistent with preparing a student for college. Choosing TrekNorth means choosing to do homework, choosing to take challenging courses, choosing to engage in high-level discussion with your teachers and peers, and choosing to broaden your horizons by traveling to different wilderness and urban destinations.

The TrekNorth faculty firmly believes that a rigorous academic experience combined with wilderness travel and service learning will prepare students to not only be successful in college, but to become the type of citizen who can make a positive difference in their local and global communities.
Again, thank you for taking the time to check out our website. TrekNorth is a free public charter school, and there is a link that will allow a person to request an application, which is the first step towards becoming a TrekNorth student. If you have questions or if you’d like a tour, or even to spend part of a school day at TrekNorth, just call 444-1888 and we’ll point you in the right direction.

Sincerely,

Dan McKeon

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