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Northpoint back-to-school festival open to public Aug. 10

Returning Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy students, prospective students, and those interested in hands-on education are invited to NELApalooza starting at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, at its campus at 551 First Street in Prescott.

NELApalooza is Northpoint's annual back-to-school event that introduces staff, students and parents through a fun potluck-style dinner, games, guest speakers, and open campus tour, Director Geneva Saint-Amour said. Free food will be provided for all visitors.

NELApalooza will be broadcast live on Q102.9, and the Arizona Sundogs and their mascot, Burnie, will be there to give away tickets, T-shirts, hats, hockey pucks, and hockey sticks.

Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy presents a full spectrum of high school courses through challenging hands-on projects, Saint-Amour said.

Students engage in intensive studies utilizing a compelling topic or theme, such as water quality, the civil rights movement, or the industrial revolution, and teachers collaborate to design learning expeditions that align with Arizona standards.

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