Champlin Park High School
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|Champlin Park High School|
|6025 109th Avenue North
Champlin, Minnesota 55316
|Color(s)||Navy blue, silver, and white
|Athletics conference||Northwest Suburban Conference|
The school's name, Champlin Park, comes from the combination of bordering cities Brooklyn Park and Champlin. The school is on the south side of 109th Avenue North, the border between the two cities, and is located in Brooklyn Park, even though addresses on both sides of that street use the Champlin zip code of 55316.
Champlin Park's first graduating class was in 1993. CPHS is the third largest high school in the state with a student population of 2975.
In 2012, 2013 and 2014, Champlin Park High School received recognition as a “Newsweek Top School,” a distinction recognizing the top high schools across the country.
The school currently runs on a five period, trimester curriculum.
Sports and rivalry
Champlin Park competes in the Northwest Suburban Conference. Champlin Park also has a large rivalry with Anoka High School in most sports.
The school also has a school wide reading program each summer called the Red Hot Rebel Read. Past books have been American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang, Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate, and The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. The book for the summer of 2011 was Hold Still by Nina LaCour. She visited the school on October 13 and 14.
Ice Hockey (men's and women's) Lacrosse (men's and women's), Football, Basketball (men's and women's), Baseball, Softball, Soccer (men's and women's), Volleyball, Track, Cross Country, Golf, Bowling, Swimming, Golf, Tennis, Alpine & Nordic Ski, Adapted Floor Hockey, Cheerleading, Dance Team, Gymnastics, Strength Training, Wrestling, Speech, Art, Debate and more.
- Battle of the Paddle - Anoka (Football)
Music and fine arts
In 2009, the Champlin Park Orchestra earned a spot in the Field Studies International Band and Orchestra Festival, performing at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The Vocal Jazz program (also known as Rebelution) has also been a part of performances at Champlin Park and clinics across the country. The 2010-2011 school year was the first to add the women's jazz group (Here Comes Treble) to the Vocal Jazz program. In the spring of 2011 the concert choir was chosen to perform at the Minnesota Choral Arts Finale at Orchestra Hall through a blind audition process. The choir program consists of Concert Choir, Women's Treble Choir, Women's Bel Canto and Rebel Men. There are six bands in the CPHS music program: Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Varsity Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, and Pep Band.
An article involving a few Champlin Park High School students as well as others in the district was published in Rolling Stone in February 2012, regarding a number of suicides surrounding the Anoka-Hennepin School district involving LGBT students.
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