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Welcome to the Ada-Borup School District             


We offer you our warmest welcome to the 2014-15 school year. Ada-Borup High School is proud to have a long history of academic, athletic and extracurricular achievement. Our dedicated staff will support and guide you to challenge yourself and meet your academic goals. ABHS is rich in Cougar pride. Take advantage of opportunities to get involved in school activities, whether on the athletic field, in the performing arts, or by joining in a club of interest. Your high school years will be all the more memorable as you take an active role. This is your opportunity to contribute to Cougar traditions.

Have a wonderful year and demonstrate your
Cougar Pride!

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Welcome from the Superintendent of Schools


Welcome to the Ada-Borup Public Schools, home of the Ada-Borup Cougars It is my hope that you are able to find helpful information here – if you do not find what you are looking for or need more information, feel free to contact a staff member in any of our offices.

I have a tremendous appreciation for the quality of education provided by this district and staff.  The menu and quality of opportunities and services offered to students, reputation of the school district, exciting initiatives already taking place, promising future of the district, and the Ada-Borup communities in general are all positive attributes of the Ada-Borup Public Schools.  I am thrilled, grateful, and humbled to be the Superintendent of Schools of such a fine school district!

Education as many of us know it is changing.  Students may not learn how we learned.  Today’s generation of learners need to participate in activities that challenge and engage them, that help them develop important life skills, and that prepare them for the next step in their development – whatever that may be.  A new focus on career and college readiness from our state officials is an exciting opportunity for us.    

Ada-Borup Public Schools mission is to educate and prepare all students for a successful tomorrow through academics, activities, arts and attitude."  Continuing strides towards our mission and the district’s vision "to become the finest school district in NW MN and maintain a high level of expectations for student achievement” will require a continued focus on collaboration, communication, and commitment.  It will take the entire community for our students and the district to be successful.  Our mission, vision, and strategic plan will continue to serve as an important part of what we do and how we do it…our roadmap, if you will.

If you have questions or want to share your ideas, please do not hesitate to contact me at (218) 784-5312 or MichaelK@ada.k12.mn.us . Thank you for your interest in our school district and GO COUGARS!! 


Mike Kolness - Supt of Schools

News and Announcements

Congratulations to the 2014-15 State Class A Girls Basket Champions!

CONGRATULTIONS Lady Cougars and Coach Smart!


2015 Girls BB

Photo Courtesy of Ross Pfund and the NC Index



Please Click Below to Access the Ada-Borup High School Newsletter

(December 3, 2014)

ABHS Newsletter for December 2014


Ada-Borup High School National Honor Society 2014

Ada-Borup High School hosted the 2014 ABHS National Honor Society Banquet at 6:30 on Tuesday, November 25th in the ABHS Commons Area.  Congratulations to all members and THANK YOU to Advisor Amanda Brown, Bob's Quality Catering and the ABHS freshmen servers for all of their efforts!!


Cougars Bring Home State Class A Consolation Title!

Congrats to the Cougar Volleyball team on their 5th place finish at the Class A State Tournament!



Ada-Borup ISD #2854 Back to School 2014-15 Information

It is extremely hard to believe, but the start to the 2014-15 school year is just around the corner!  Back to school letters are going out in the mail today and the fall sports season is already starting its second week.   Several items of interest are listed below.  PLEASE feel free to call the ABHS office at 218-784-5300 or the AB Elementary office at 218-784-5303 if you have any questions, comments or concerns.


Mike Kolness - Supt of Schools

  • Ada-Borup School District #2854 Bullying Prohibition Policy - The Ada-Borup Board of Education adopted an updated “Bullying Prohibition Policy” at their regular meeting on June 23, 2014.  The updates to the policy were in response to new legislation passed last spring in St. Paul.  The purpose of policy is listed below and the entire policy can be reviewed on the district website.  Continuous training of staff, students and parents will be a part of the process and any acts of bullying will be handled quickly and thoroughly.  Please click on the following link to review the entire policy.          Ada-Borup ISD #2854 Bullying Prohibition Policy Link


Ada-Borup Elementary Students Complete Beautiful Art Project

Ada-Borup students in grades 4-5-6 just completed a beautiful mosaic art project that will hang in the entrance of the Ada-Borup Elemenatary School.  Ada-Borup Art Teacher, Lisa Ruebke planned the design and the students started working on the project in December.  It looks amazing and everyone did a SUPER JOB!  A big thanks go out to Mrs. Ruebke, Mrs. Sipe, Mrs. Jordan Johnson, Mrs. Stoen, Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. Luanne Visser, Mr. Sam Marek and the students for all of their efforts!  The project was made possible by a grant from the Dekko Foundation.


You are able to watch the HS and MS Holiday concerts at any time on the USTREAM.  Just click on the link below and then select the recorded show.

Exciting News - We are live streaming all our home basketball games.  Just follow this link: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/adaboruphs or you may go to USTREAM and search Ada Borup HS to find our channel.

Ada-Borup High School named to US News list of "Best High Schools"

Ada-Borup High School was recently named to the list of "Best High Schools" by US News.  The school was also named to the list in 2007, 2008 & 2010.  Congratulations to all of the students and staff on the recognition.  Please click on the following link for more information.

        Click here for link to US News list of Best High Schools