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Nova Classical Academy Upper School

Charter | 6-12 | 350 students

 
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4 stars

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Posted February 12, 2014

Learning needs to be joyous, self directed and from within. Exposing children to ideas, inspiration and possibilities has to be the guiding principal, not cramming it down their throats with rote cognitive passive memorization (only one learning style of 7) and a sense of lack of balance in life with unnecessary and stressful amounts of homework, so much so in the upper grades,t hey never have time to think through alternate appraches . If the child loves learning, it will happen - that is built on trust and respect for the person and their individual gifts no matter the form that might take. There is no sense of value of balance or inner approaches. That's the western method for you... Building robots, not matter how smart is the opposite of critical thinking and creative problem solving. NOVA has clearly not thought through this as a pedagogy. Grades are not everything and all gifts are not grades.


Posted August 2, 2013

Nova Classical Academy is perhaps more deserving of praise than any other school, as it is not just that--a school-- but a land of cultural, philosophical, scientific, and literary academia. It challenges its students beyond their limits, with a curriculum strict, difficult, rigorous, disciplinary, and endlessly diverse. Nova adheres to its school motto--"non scholae sed vitae discimus" (we learn not for school but for life)-- to every possible extent, fostering a kind of invaluable passion for learning within each and every student. This school is a place like no other; it is truly unique, and leaves every visitor, every student, every parent, and every grandparent utterly mind-boggled. Nova restores into students a hope for creativity and humanity, providing them with skills valuable for all situations of life, from critical thinking, to on-feet analysis, to hands-on work, to diplomatic communication.


Posted February 25, 2013

After several years at Nova, I have to revise my rating downward. We still love the curriculum but are becoming increasingly frustrated by the all-consuming homework of upper grades and high school. My high-honor roll freshman regularly is spending 4+ hours per night on homework, and sometimes double that on weekends. (This is from a student who doesn't complain and who never had a problem with the middle-school homework load, which was also significant.) If a child even has even one other activity -- a sport or mock trial -- she is pretty much committed to being up at midnight every night. I second the other parent who says the "major work" calendar is useless. So are the yearly homework logs, which appear to be roundly ignored. My high-schooler will likely tough it out, but I sincerely doubt whether we'll have our second child continue beyond eighth-grade. She's already showing signs of frustration and despair as a sixth-grader. I used to be one of the school's biggest backers. I used to think that any child could succeed at Nova. I don't think that anymore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2013

Nova is a great school, but that is not to say it is without flaws. It is a very new school (will have its first graduating class this year) and there are still a few kinks, especially in the upper grades. The school makes promises that colleges will examine the schools curriculum and adjust accordingly, but I am afraid that many students will be at a disadvantage going into this process simply because of lower GPAs. How advanced the students actually are shows through activities such as mock trial and debate: Nova won 1st and 3rd varsity speaker awards at State debate, as well as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 9th at the last mock trial competition. I believe that it is through things such as this that its true excellence is displayed. Many talk about the homework load. While it is not so extreme as many make it out to be, it can be excessive. They promise that the "major work calendar" takes care of overload, but it does not. Only assignments such as presentations and tests go on this calendar. A 4 page paper? A quiz? A 12 page annotation? A lab report? No, not on the calendar. Nova just needs to find the balance between a rigorous education and putting students at a disadvantage.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2012

Nova is a great school. It is definitely academic challenging and yes, you child will be pushed further than in a regular public school. I think they are a year or two ahead in the curriculum (Chemistry in 7th grade, Physics in 8th - and it's not dumbed down either.). That's why we chose it! Yes, there is a lot of homework but to some degree, this depends on how quickly your child works. I have two children in the upper school and one child on the waiting list for the lower school and am very happy with it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2012

Nova is a great school trying to do great things. It saddens me to read the reviews below because the school is trying to be more inclusive and some parents hate it. The "controversial issues" below are actually sexual education and a Gay-Straight Alliance club; if you don't want your children around those ideas, go to a private, religious school ,not a public school. It is also ironic that one review says that we can't be parents here but also says that the school needs people to step up to be parents. This is a great school, but not a religious school. Get over yourselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2012

Couldn't be happier! My children are thriving. Great work to the staff, students, and everyone for keeping this gem of a school going!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2012

Nova is the most unique school I have ever worked. Each day brings new challenges and opportunities to inspire and to push students to be more than they believed possible. I enjoy working with parents to help them to see what their children's potential truly is. I am sorry that not everyone is happy, but I believe we are doing good work here and that with the proper partnerships in place, every child will thrive at Nova.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 20, 2012

Nova is the best school from K-4, then it starts getting ridiculous in the upper school. History lessons include memorization of dates, minutiae, and people (16-20 or so of these for each chapter) and complicated family trees for ancient royalty. The readings go up to the 11th grade level or so in 6th grade, so be prepared to tutor/teach your child extensively. English class in 6th grade is about at the 9th-11th grade level when it comes to grammar and reading lessons. Children read no American literature, and the books are "classical", yes (ie. slow and cumbersome). My son finds the books boring, and he loves to read. Homework per night is about 3-4 hours PLUS indoor recess PLUS tutoring PLUS weekends, so it will be your child's entire life, save maybe a club after school for 45 minutes. Even a haircut might mean a worksheet doesn't get done. There is NO adjustment to the curriculum if your child is struggling. If he can't read the 11th grade-level ancient text, he needs to "work harder". My child tested at an "academically superior" range, and gets Fs. Major issue for college entrance/self-esteem. Needless to say, after K-6 at Nova, we're going elsewhere for 7th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
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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 64% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

52 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2011.

41 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%
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

All Students57%
Female67%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant57%

Reading

All Students62%
Female67%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant62%
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 Students68%
Female62%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant68%

Reading

All Students82%
Female83%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant82%
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 Students69%
Female70%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant69%

Reading

All Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%

Science

All Students63%
Female59%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant63%
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 Students92%
Female100%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%
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 Students84%
Female89%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant84%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%

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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
86%

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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
86%

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 Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Not migrant98%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Not migrant100%
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 Students90%
Female85%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%
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 80% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Two or more races 6% 2%
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 13%N/A37%
Female 51%N/A49%
Male 49%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • 2nd in state, Mock Trial (2012)
  • 2nd, First Tech

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Arabic languages
  • Russian

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Clubs
  • Debate
  • Forensics club
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:40 am
School end time
  • 3:45 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Brian Bloomfield
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (651) 209-6325

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Classical
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Arabic languages
  • Russian
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Forensics club
  • Math club
  • Mock trial competition club
  • Model UN
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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1 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
84
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
950

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College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
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426 Osceola Ave
St. Paul, MN 55102
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Phone: (651) 209-6320

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