Orono High School is a four-year, public high school in the western suburbs of Minneapolis/St. Paul, with a strong tradition of excellence, rooted in community and relationships.
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Orono High School takes pride in a school culture that fosters a high level of student/teacher engagement, supported by an environment where teachers know students as individual learners.
Orono Schools’ programs, students and staff are frequently distinguished for their excellence, performing as well as, if not better, than surrounding public and private institutions. For information on our AP program, including the number of AP Scholars, please view the OHS Profile.
Orono offers a rigorous comprehensive curriculum, with departmental requirements that provide students with a firm foundation as they move on to college. Orono requires students to earn 24 credits in four years to graduate.
Orono offers 23 AP courses (including the AP Capstone Diploma Program), 13 honors/enriched/accelerated courses and five dual-credit courses. In 2020, a record number of students (457) took 946 AP exams, achieving the overall pass rate of 82 percent. The total number of AP Scholars (all four levels) at the end of 2020 was 181.
OHS also offers four Project Lead the Way courses as part of a pre-engineering exploratory curriculum. A rigorous course of study may also include courses at local colleges and universities through the Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO).
Orono High School offers a variety of activities, organizations and academic/athletic interscholastic competitions. More than 85 percent of our students participate in at least one activity or sport.