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Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy


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In comparison with a typical public high school, NELA is very hands on. That is what Expeditionary learning is. We go out into the community, and even to other states and countries to not only learn, but to provide services too.

Did you know, that every single kid attending NELA gets accepted into at least one college? Thats EVERYONE!!! The staff and teachers help you every step of the way.

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Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy


Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy is an independent, charter school serving grades 9-12.

The Future of Education, NOW!

Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy prepares students for full participation in a dynamic world, promoting relevant and rigorous academics, character development, and social responsibility, while utilizing the talents and expertise of dedicated teachers, community professionals, and engaged family members, within the proven Expeditionary Learning model.


Prescott is one of only twelve communities in the United States to receive a major grant from Expeditionary Learning Schools (with funds provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) to create a new, small, rigorous high school based on the highly acclaimed Expeditionary Learning model.

Expeditionary Learning offers:

Expeditionary Learning partners with school districts and charter boards to open new schools and transform existing schools at all levels, pre-K-12, and in all settings – urban, rural, and suburban. The EL model challenges students to think critically and to take active roles in their classrooms and communities, resulting in higher achievement and greater engagement in school. EL provides schools with professional development, coaching, and on-line tools to improve curriculum design, instruction, school culture, leadership, and assessment practices. The national network of EL schools and professional colleagues includes 165 schools, 4,000 teachers, and 45,000 students.

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Northpoint  Academy | 551 First Street | Prescott, Arizona 86301
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