Preparing Bismarck's students for a changing world

What's it all about?

Empower[Ed] is a personalized path to graduation based on who students are and how they learn best. Empower[Ed] has the full support from Bismarck Public Schools School Board, ND Department of Public Instruction and industry partners. All four BPS high schools are supportive of the concept. Whether you've already got career plans and aspirations, or aren't sure what you want to do after high school, Empower[Ed] can provide opportunities to earn the credits that you need to graduate while engaging in authentic, self-directed learning in areas that are interesting to you. We're here to empower every learner to thrive!

Our values


Strengthen our community by valuing people for who they are, nurturing our diversity, and embracing the contributions of all students, families, and staff.


Ensure all learners receive an exemplary education that is academically challenging and meets their social and emotional needs.


Engage in forward-thinking to identify bold ideas that enable us to be responsive to the expectations of our organization and community while cultivating creativity, critical thinking, and resourcefulness.


Grow all learners as reflective leaders with high levels of integrity who are inspired and inspire others to work, learn, and solve problems.

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