Dr. Nate Rudolph, Superintendent
Welcome to Cambridge-Isanti Schools!
Cambridge-Isanti Schools is home to the Bluejackets. With unmatched community support, our vibrant school community serves approximately 5,000 students in grades pre-K-12 with nine schools: two primary schools, two intermediate schools, two middle schools, one high school, a K-5 STEAM-focused elementary, and a multi-age special programs campus, in addition to our early childhood and community education programs. Our emphasis on personalized learning options, community partnerships and highly qualified staff have earned the district high ratings for quality education.
A community survey conducted by the Morris Leatherman Company in 2020, found 84% of community respondents trust the administration and school board to do what is right for children, and 85% believe the community receives good value for its investment in our schools.
The District’s graduation rate consistently trends higher than state and national averages, with 60% college-bound and 40% of our graduates workforce ready. Our 2019 college-bound students posted an average ACT score of 23.7, above Minnesota's nation-leading state average. C-I students have the potential to earn up to 68 college credits through PSEO and College in the Schools at Cambridge-Isanti High School in collaboration with five partner colleges and universities. The Class of 2020 earned 1,291 college credits while in high school—a potential savings of more than $1.6 million in future college tuition. Eleven programs earn articulated college credits in the trades, technical and workforce-ready programs; for example, our students can graduate high school as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Certified Welder and walk into good-paying jobs in high demand fields.
Our students are well-rounded and most participate in multiple activities. Bluejackets have earned state and national honors in theatre, robotics, music and sports. C-I Schools is part of MSHSL, and a member of the Mississippi 8 Conference, offering more than 70 athletics and extracurricular activities and two students in the last decade won Minnesota's Triple-A Award for achievements in academics, arts and athletics. We are proud of notable Bluejacket alumni including:
- Brig. General Shawn Manke appointed to lead the Minnesota National Guard in 2020
- Corie Barry – CEO of Best Buy
- Ryan Larson – a 2020 finalists for Minnesota Teacher of the Year
- And aspiring Olympian Char Morke '19 — a state champion pole vaulter, gymnast and second class Midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy - still breaking records.
The foundation of all learning is positive developmental relationships that not only nurture and support but also challenge students to exceed their own expectations. With more than half of the District’s teachers possessing a master’s degree or higher, C-I Schools provide students with multifaceted learning experiences in technology, arts, science and more.
We offer families choices in learning options with our new C-I Online School, a K-5 STEAM-focused elementary school, and our traditional school-year calendar options. Along with alternative learning and special education services, our programs are designed to serve all students’ needs. Blended learning, character education, and real-life learning opportunities continue to support an educational experience that grows students into responsible, well-rounded community members who pursue their own high expectations. Students in grades 6-12 enjoy 1:1 devices to support innovative learning. Robotics, technical arts and trades, along with family and consumer sciences programs provide students with relevant experiences that help prepare them for the workforce and life.
In C-I Schools we strive to live our Bluejacket values for EVERY STUDENT. EVERY DAY: Responsibility | Self-discipline | Honesty | Respect | Compassion
Our mission ... to develop well-rounded individuals who EXCEL in leadership, ACHIEVE at the highest levels and are RESPONSIBLE citizens.