School of Options and Applied Research (SOAR)
Created 2013 Grades 5.0-8.0 Enrollment 42
The Northland Pines School District works very hard to ensure all students reach their maximum potential; in pursuit of this goal, the district explored educational improvement options for students. The idea of the charter school was the result of a committee examining how to best serve the needs of all students of the Northland Pines School District. This led to the development of the SOAR Charter School, which opened in the fall of 2013 to 5th - 7th grade students. In 2014 grade 8 was added. Upon the success of SOAR, the committee morphed into a planning committee to begin an elementary charter school and another committee to expand SOAR to the High School.