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Why Choose Park Center Senior

Home of the Pirates, Park Center Senior High: An International Baccalaureate World School serves students in grades 9-12 and is one of three comprehensive high schools in Osseo Area Schools. All students at Park Center benefit from academic, leadership and co-curricular opportunities, helping them graduate with the confidence to achieve their dreams and find their path. Enriched curriculum opportunities include:

  • Advanced Placement (AP) courses
  • Honors Programs (HP)
  • Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Hmong for Native Speakers and Spanish for Native Speakers courses

Park Center Senior High is also home to award-winning athletic and fine arts programs that offer students co-curricular involvement. A wide variety of student groups, clubs and organizations also exist, allowing all students opportunities to be involved in their school community.

As a magnet school, Park Center Senior High enrolls both resident and non-resident students. If you wish to attend Park Center but live outside the school's attendance area, apply for enrollment through the Northwest Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD).

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International Baccalaureate curriculum

As an International Baccalaureate (IB) school, Park Center Senior High infuses core curriculum with a world focus that helps young people understand their role as responsible world citizens. All students in grades 9 and 10 participate in the IB Middle Years Programme, which teaches tools for lifelong learning and encourages students to be critical, creative and reflective thinkers.

In the internationally-recognized Diploma Programme, scholars in grades 11 and 12 can gain a broader world view; follow in-depth approaches to the academic disciplines; and develop communication, time management, problem solving, research and organizational skills that will set them up for success post-high school.

Personalized planning for college or career

At Park Center Senior High, graduates leave our campus ready to excel in college or career. Staff in our Career Resource Center provide support, introduce pathways for students to explore upon graduating, and help scholars navigate the college planning process. 

Because no two paths are the same, robust course offerings in Career and Technical Education and industry certifications in several fields allow Park Center students to gain real-world skills and abilities that prepare them for entering the workforce after high school or college.

Partnerships that support and enhance learning

The support of community partners means students at Park Center Senior High have more opportunities to grow, lead and delve deeper into learning than ever before. Some of our partnerships include:

  • BrookLynk
  • College Possible
  • Design Ready Controls
  • Osseo Lions Club
  • Yellow Tree Theatre

Awards & honors

Our scholars excel in the classroom, on the stage and on the athletic field. Park Center Pirates earn local, state and national recognition, including:

  • AP Scholar honors
  • All-Conference honors in band, choir and orchestra
  • State, section and conference athletic championships