Top Notch Schools

Fargo Moorhead has one of the best elementary and secondary systems in the nation. Our high school students earn SAT and ACT scores that are consistently above national averages and, compared to other communities, more of our high school students graduate and more go on to college. Your kids will get a strong foundation in our schools, one that will give them a head start in going on to big things

Learn more about Fargo Moorhead area public school districts:

North Dakota

Minnesota

Fargo Public Schools Moorhead Public Schools
West Fargo Public Schools Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton School District
Central Cass School District Hawley Public Schools
Northern Cass School District Barnesville Public Schools
Kindred School District
Maple Valley School District

Parents who prefer to enter their children in private, montessori and/or parochial schools will find great options in Fargo Moorhead. Please visit the following websites for more information:

Project-based Learning in K-12 Education

Fargo Moorhead’s business, education and community leaders recognize the critical role of project-based learning today’s world. Preparing our students by challenging them to solve problems with creativity, communication, critical thinking and collaboration guarantees a pipeline of successful and talented individuals securing their prosperity long term no matter what they decide to do.

The GFMEDC is a leading member of the North Dakota STEM Network and the Education that Works initiative.

Education that Works

Through the Education that Works initiative, Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo Public School Districts, our Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation and the United Way of Cass Clay are collaborating to increase community awareness, accelerate teacher development and support the evolution of education to better align student learning with the needs of an ever-changing, technologically-advanced global economy.

“Project-based learning gives students a problem, and teachers guide the students through the process of finding solutions while incorporating teamwork. Educators are learning new techniques to teach students and tying techniques into existing curriculum. Through our connections with the Greater Fargo Moorhead EDC, United Way and conversations within the community, we’re recognizing the demand for these types of skills.” Dr. Jeff Schatz, Fargo Public Schools Superintendent.

As a community our goals are to:

  • Expand and enhance project-based learning education more closely aligning education and industry
  • Increase student and parent awareness of the importance of project-based learning and the four C’s (communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity)
  • Develop funding sources for education initiatives.
  • Play a proactive role in engaging education policy-makers in North Dakota and Minnesota.

So what is STEM education and how does it differ from traditional education? Check out these STEM education FAQ’s for some answers.

Some Additional STEM Education Resources

There is plenty going on in the Fargo Moorhead region that engages students to think critically, creatively and call on their innovative nature. Check out some of the many resources around to challenge students to think outside the box.

NDSCS STEM Programs

NDSCS focuses on providing students plenty of ways to gain project-based learning so they can think critically, solve problems and communicate more effectively. From various summer programs to the Great Plains Girls Collaborative, NDSCS is working hard to take our talented young people to the next level!

NDSU Outreach

NDSU’s College of Engineering and Architecture provides several K-12 outreach programs including Bison Robotics, TEAMS Competitions, STEM kids and TechGYRls.

Microsoft Outreach

The Fargo Moorhead region is fortunate to be home to Microsoft’s third largest U.S. campus. Starting with DigiGirlz, Microsoft provides outreach to encourage more interest in information technology and innovation.