North Branch Area Public Schools (NBAPS) offers a well-rounded education for students of all interests and ability levels. With programs unique to the area, such as Air Force JROTC, the Pro-Start Culinary Program, Project Lead the Way from Kindergarten through graduation, computers for all students grades 5-12, Farm to Table, gifted and talented programming, and much more, NBAPS stands out! NBAPS serves all or parts of North Branch, Harris, Stacy, Almelund, Sunrise Twsp., Oxford Twsp., Lent Twsp., Fish Lake Twsp., Amador Twsp., and Chisago Lakes Twsp. NBAPS offers Early Childhood programming, one elementary school (Sunrise River School), a middle school (North Branch Area Middle School), high school (North Branch Area High School), and alternative programs such as the Chisago County Schools' Life Work Center (CCSLWC), School Age Care, Distance Learning, Area Learning Center, and more. NBAPS, which serves a population of about 20,000 residents, serves about 3,000 students PreK-12. The school district also offers basic adult education, Community Education classes, and recreational offerings.