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Cyber Village Academy

Charter | 3-12 | 134 students

We are best known for on campus & online blend.

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $227,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $840.

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2011:
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Posted August 11, 2014

Online charters typically attract 1. Pre-professional kids in piano, skating, other and need the flexibility of an online school while valuing discipline/high academics. 2. Those who did not for whatever reason, fit into traditional school and can often bring a host of social/behavioral issues with them (and parents who expect the charter to deal with the demands) & can greatly affect the school culture and quality of the class experience. CVA seems disproportionately saddled in middle and high school with the latter. This strains the social fabric and strength and lessens joy daily in relationships. We experienced great differences in work load and communication with teachers. Sometimes wholly insufficient and totally overwhelming with unrealistic goals for the child resulting in much stress. However, the headmaster seems very willing to improve outcomes/child experience and work with families, but he results of new planning remain yet to be seen. Teacher quality runs the gammet. One female in particular is a bully. Outdoor play and offline experiences need to be more highly emphasized for better well rounded kids, as do hand crafts. Children learn through authentic play.


Posted May 11, 2014

This is our first year at CVA and we couldn't be happier for our 3rd and 5th graders. The only challenge is for families to figure out how to orchestrate Thursdays and Fridays which are online days, but the study center is open so if kids do need to be school that is always in option. Other than that, it is full steam ahead! Project based learning, teacher collaboration, open communication, students working at their own pace, friendly kids, small personal classes, no bullying, great teachers, great leadership. And cool projects for such a small school -- science fair, history day, project citizen, mini-society, school musical, talent show, community volunteer fair, PE and art/music every onsite day, field trips. We could not be happier! It's like a private school hiding out as a charter school. Kids do pull from all over the Twin Cities so it can be hard to connect with school friends and other parents, and they're working on that. There is also a learning curve with the technology and tracking projects but we got the hang of it after about a month and my kids are producing great work and so independent on Thursdays and Fridays. They are empowered and confident. Love CVA!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2014

My son is finishing up his first year at CVA, and we are SO impressed by this gem of a school. It is the best kept secret in St. Paul, with small classes, a warm atmosphere, and lots of attention to the needs of each individual child. Teachers are well-esptablished and seem to be happy working there. Gifted, including profoundly gifted, and/or kids with LD's or on the spectrum have their needs very well met at CVA, but so do all the other kids. The at-home/at-school combination is well organized. It's a great happy medium for people on the fence about full-time homeschooling. The curriculum is rigorous, so it's an adjustment for kids who come from a school with much lower standards, but there's lots of good support for getting there. One downside for us is that people drive from pretty far to CVA, and are already putting in a lot more effort with their child's education than is typically required, so those things impact the level of parent involvement. There's an active board, but not too much more, and because it's a small school, extracurriculars are somewhat limited. That said, the parents themselves are lovely people who clearly care about kids and education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2012

Our student started this year and LOVES this school. The teachers are all involved and great at motivating students to learn. They do a great job of communicating with students and parents when concerns or questions arise. They readily see not just where the students need to improve, but also their strengths as well. They really focus on the learning and research process--connecting ideas, concepts, discussions through several disciplines. Since starting this school, our student has not complained once about going to school, which is WONDERFUL because other schools were "boring" and went at a too slow of pace. This school allows students to proceed at the pace they are able to and places them where they are at academically (not by an age or grade level). This is great because students might be better and learn more quickly in some subjects than in other subjects and this allows them to reach their potential. The online class days are very specific on expectations and assignments but teachers are avail. to answer any questions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2011

CVA is a great school! It s very personal. The teachers and staff are extremely dedicated. They have been very flexible, patient and supportive in helping my child through a very tough couple of years. They are very responsive to the needs of individual children. I think they are almost as excited to see the improvement as I am. The small size of the school promotes a close and positive environment. The teachers are very involved and spend a great deal of time outside of the classroom leading various extracurricular activities including sports, clubs, music, camps and even trips out of state. CVA supports the kids on project such as Science Fair and History Day by breaking it down, giving weekly assignments to progress through to the end, and supporting it throughout the curriculum. They really teach them HOW to do it. They don't just assign it and say 'Have it completed in 3 months. See ya then!' The school promotes community involvement by encouraging community service and compassion for others. At the end of the year there is a community service fair in which the kids share their experiences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2011

My son just started school at CVA this year. He was miserable at his old school last year so we wanted a school that had smaller class sizes and would work with him on his anxiety issues. He loves school, loves the teachers and is excited about learning again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2011

This school over the past 3 years has impressed me more and more each year. The environment is very much so like a village. It's a smaller school and the classrooms are not packed. My children get the attention they need and they love their teachers.The kids learn team work, they do so many great hands on projects and are learning more than I ever thought they would. One of my children is receiving some special ed services and the teachers are so in tune with her that she is surviving very well and gaining more and more confidence every day! I could just go on and on about all the great things at this school, but I guess it's just better if you visit and check it out for yourself! You have to see it to believe how great it is!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2011

We are so impressed with Cyber Village Academy. The curriculum is rich and in-depth; the teachers are supportive, knowledgeable and accessible; the students are respectful, friendly and generous. This is the third year our son has been in the school. We just love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2010

I am an 8th grader currently attending CVA. This is easily the best curriculum I have ever seen in any school. The teachers are very supportive, and they get involved with students instead of just giving them work. The fusion program (3 days on campus, 2 days online) is a brilliant and well-executed idea. The social life at CVA is also very good; most of the students are friendly. It is easy to make long-lasting relationships here. Overall, CVA is a great school, the teachers are great people, and life here is great in general. I am very sad that I have to say goodbye at the end of the year (as I am graduating), and look forward to keeping in touch with teachers and all the wonderful friends I have made here!


Posted July 6, 2010

Small class sizes, non-traditional class schedules, supportive teachers, and families that want to be involved in their children's education make this a very unique school environment. We are a long-time home schooling family, but have found this school to work extremely well for one of our kids who needs that extra push and structure that the home setting doesn't provide for him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2010

I like the small class sizes and the teachers truly cared about the kids and the special education team work hard to meet all the kids special needs and the team take the time to work with the parents. so thank you cva for being here
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

CVA is a good school. Although the teachers doesn't give accurate answers to your questions, they are very nice. The 3 days on campus and 2 days at home is a excellent idea. All teachers makes you comfortable at CVA.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 1, 2009

I have great concern about a school where the director turns a deaf ear to student stress and concerns about instructors. Every student deserves to be treated fairly and to have their work and time respected.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2009

My child had grown so much since he started this school. It is excellent school if your child loves to do projects like science fair. 2 days off campas days gives them a time to focus on these projects as well as review what they learned on their own pace.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2009

Not a good school for special needs students. Our child has not received services that are needed and were promised.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2009

Our experience at CVA has been wonderful and we have a challenged student. We've done the big, public school and homeschooled, this is the best choice of both worlds. Two days at home are going to reflect what you already have at home. I have encountered an eagerness to help from all of the staff currently on board and timely responses. Our student loves CVA. I would highly recommend this option.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2009

Do not send your child into the PASCAL program. I'm not sure about the campus, but my child does the PASCAL program which is all online. She hates it. The teachers take forever to answer her e-mails and HELPS. They forget that she isn't on campus and send her confusing e-mails. Shes not socially involved and constantly feels purpose less because once shes finished with her lessons...she can do whatever she wants.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2008

My daughters love this school, it's a great learning environment. I love that it's 3 days on campus and 2 days online. It's works well with crazy schedules.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2008

I am extremely pleased with the school. My daughter is thriving there due to small class sizes, rigor in the curriculum (kids get placed in math and language arts based on ability, not age), focus on literature circles, school wide science and history projects and the type of peers she is exposed to. I cannot say enough good things about the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

I am a parent who posted a very high rating several years ago. I am sorry to say that the school has gone downhill in several areas. The teachers are still incredible, but they work in extremely adverse conditions, due to budget cuts and new administration. Parents sign a compact to supervise instruction two days each week at home and risk hostility from the administration if they ask for guidance. This school has great potential and could become one of the best if students and parents are treated with respect.
—Submitted by a parent


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The state average for Math was 83% in 2010.

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The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

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In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2010.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

14 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

28 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

19 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

31 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

22 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2010.

17 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2010.

29 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

20 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
42%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2011.

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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
53%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

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Proficient in Englishn/a
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Reading

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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Not migrant100%

Reading

All Students80%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students46%
Female33%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant46%

Reading

All Students74%
Female83%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%

Science

All Students73%
Female75%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students65%
Femalen/a
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant65%

Reading

All Students75%
Female90%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students52%
Femalen/a
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant52%

Reading

All Students59%
Femalen/a
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant59%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students45%
Female46%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant45%

Reading

All Students70%
Female62%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant70%

Science

All Students39%
Female36%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Not migrant39%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students80%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Writing

All Students80%
Female80%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 73%
Two or more races 10% 2%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Black 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19%N/A37%
Female 41%N/A49%
Male 59%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
German
Chinese (Mandarin)
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • International World School Authorization (2009)
  • History Day National Finalists, 2007, 2008, 2011 (2011)

Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • Community college courses
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • David Alley
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (651) 523-7113

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • Virtual school
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • Community college courses
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
Performing arts
  • Drama

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
More from this school
  • In our Fusion (4-8th grades) and High School to College (9 - 12) programs students are on campus 3 or 2 days (respectively) and work on line the other days. The High School to College program is geared to support students taking college courses during their 11th and 12th grades. In our PASCAL program (3-12) students access all classes on line.
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Saint Paul, MN 55116
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