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Team Academy

Charter | K-6 | 151 students

We are a 2012 nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School!
 
 

 

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Posted March 24, 2009

Team Academy has a strong respect for families as well as for children's unique needs. We are blessed to have this school in our community.
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Posted October 31, 2008

TEAM Academy does a great job providing education focused on the achievement levels of the students. I know of students who are working 2 grade levels above in math and reading.


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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 83% in 2010.

17 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

23 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
82%
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 77% in 2010.

19 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

18 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

21 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

22 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

18 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
69%
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

All Students74%
Femalen/a
Male79%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant73%
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

Reading

All Students56%
Female73%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant56%
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

Reading

All Students76%
Female90%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%
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

Reading

All Students89%
Femalen/a
Male90%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant88%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%
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 Students63%
Female83%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant63%

Reading

All Students42%
Female58%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Not migrant42%
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 Students32%
Female27%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Not migrant32%

Reading

All Students20%
Female9%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English21%
Not migrant20%
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 Students38%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Not migrant38%

Reading

All Students47%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant47%

Science

All Students53%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant53%
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 Students29%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
Not migrant29%

Reading

All Students56%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant56%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 73%
Hispanic 26% 7%
Black 2% 9%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
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 57%N/A37%
Female 49%N/A49%
Male 51%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Blue Ribbon School (2012)
  • Reward School (2012)

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
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Visual arts
  • Architecture
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Student newspaper

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:45 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Jill Ladwig
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (507) 833-8327

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Direct instruction
  • Individually guided instruction
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • 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
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Math club
  • School Patrol
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • We are a K-6 grade elementary charter school located in Waseca, MN. We focus on character education, academic excellence, and post secondary attainment.
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10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
150
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
30

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Waseca High School
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220 17th Ave NE
Waseca, MN 56093
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Phone: (507) 833-8326

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