Moorhead High School offers a comprehensive curriculum that includes the core subjects, art, music, physical education and health, STEM, world languages and many other electives. Besides the academic curriculum, Moorhead High offers additional programs and services to ensure our high school students are able to develop their maximum potential.
The Moorhead High School student counseling program is designed to help young people with their social, emotional, mental and academic concerns. Counselors are available to assist students with planning and developing an academic program that best fits their needs, identifying career goals and interests, providing resources that will give current information about colleges and other post-secondary institutions, and helping students make good decisions about concerns and conflicts in their lives.
Food and Nutrition Services
Moorhead Area Public Schools teaches healthy eating habits by introducing students to a variety of food choices. All menus meet nutrition requirements established by the USDA.
Students can eat breakfast and lunch daily. School breakfast is available from 7:45-8:20 a.m. and 9:50-10 a.m. and costs $1. Lunch costs $2.40 and includes milk. In addition, milk is sold for $.40 and the Ala Carte line has items ranging from $.25 to $1.50. The Ala Carte line provides supplemental offerings. Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch are also eligible for free breakfast. Read more about applying for free and reduced-price meals.
Moorhead Area Public Schools uses a computerized lunch program. Students must prepay for meals and milk. Parents/guardians are asked to deposit enough money for a week or more of meals. Deposits to lunch accounts may be made throughout the school day into the meal account deposit box located by the food and nutrition office or online through PayForIt, an online payment processing system. Parents/guardians may check their students' meal account balance and transactions through PowerSchool.
The Moorhead High health office is staffed during school hours by a health assistant trained in first aid and CPR. A licensed school nurse oversees the health assistant, helps families to plan for health needs at school, trains staff to support those needs and is on call at all times in cases of serious injury or illness at school.
Students' health strongly affects school attendance and performance. The school nurse is available to help parents/guardians with any health concerns. The health office also manages immunization and health records, the administration of medication at school, and specialized health procedures that must be done at school. Communication and cooperation between school personnel and parents/guardians is essential in understanding and meeting our students' health needs.
Library Media Center
Media center resources support and extend school learning. Moorhead High School has a large collection of materials that serve both the academic and recreational needs and interests of students. These include fiction and nonfiction books, magazine subscriptions, daily and weekly newspapers, and general and specific reference materials, both in print and electronic format. Equipment, including computers and printers, a photocopy machine and scanner are also available for student use. A highly qualified staff member is available to help students find resources, assist with computer programs, and give suggestions for recreational reading. The library is open before and after school for student use.
Learner Support Services
Moorhead Area Public Schools offers a variety of programs and educational services to meet a variety of student needs, including special education, gifted and talented, and English learners (EL) services.
Special education services are provided for the disability areas of speech and language, learning disabilities, emotional/behavior disorders, hearing, vision, mental, physical, and health impairments and others. Our schools have staff licensed to work with students in these areas as well as a school psychologist, social worker, occupational and physical therapists, and an adaptive physical education teacher. A team made up of staff and a student's parents/guardians determine the need for the program of special services. Students receive a comprehensive assessment, or evaluation, of their strengths and weaknesses before services begin.
Gifted and Talented
Moorhead Area Public Schools is committed to providing learning conditions that support academic achievement for all students. A gifted and talented coordinating teacher provides a continuum of services for high potential students in Moorhead Schools.
At Moorhead High School, honors classes provide students with academic challenges. Advanced Placement and post-secondary options courses allow high school students to earn college credits while in high school.
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)
AVID is a college readiness system that prepares students who are in the academic middle and are usually underserved for college eligibility and success. AVID is offered as an elective course to eligible students in grades 9-12. Students and their parents must agree to their participation in AVID, which emphasizes organization, writing, study skills, higher-level thinking skills, and college and career readiness.
Moorhead Area Public Schools provides free bus service for students who live one mile or more from the school. Information concerning bus routes is mailed to families prior to the start of school or may be obtained by checking PowerSchool or calling the school district transportation office at 284-1410.