Minneapolis Public Schools promises an inspirational education experience in a safe, welcoming environment for all diverse learners to acquire the tools and skills necessary to confidently engage in the global community. This is the largest district in Minnesota, as it serves the largest city in the state. The teachers are dedicated, passionate and committed to closing the achievement gap and raising the bar for all students. MPS provides the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, College in Schools (CIS), and Career and Technical Education, advanced World Language programs and Advanced Placement (AP) coursework to support our students educational growth. The staff is ready and eager to help families find the right school for their child. They offer popular magnet programs and community schools. Every family has an option to select the school that best meets their needs. This district services 43 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, and 9 high schools.
Hennepin Elementary School is persistently devoted to student accomplishment. They understand that all students can and must attain success. Their expectations are high, and their yearning for success is passionate and assertive. The school uses clear and distinct procedures to define success. They continuously discover new approaches to increase efficiency and the school never embraces educational trends or philosophies that do not work. They know that high and efficient levels of support must match high expectations.
Sanford Middle School is the middle school that services the Phillips community. A wonderful environment for students grades 6-8 of all ability levels, Sanford Middle School strives to promote excellence inside and outside of the classroom. The school is known for its gifted and talented programs, extensive after-school programming, and its focus on encouraging students to have a global perspective. Every student is required to take either Arabic, Spanish, or Ojibwe language classes during their time at Sanford Middle School. Additionally, students in 7th grade get to go on an overnight trip to an environmental center while students in 8th grade go on an international trip. Sanford makes an effort to prepare students for high school and college level courses by offering rigorous coursework, technology in the classrooms, and by fostering strong friendships among the students. With student “teams” that stick together throughout their entire middle school experience, students develop close friendships while engaging in an active and challenging, learning environment.
One excellent private school option is Hope Academy. This school is ideal for families wanting a faith based education. The school strives to uphold its faith values as well as provide a quality education for its students.
South High School is dedicated to enlightening each of their students in becoming dependable and enduring learners. The students are given chances to chase academic distinction, join with optimistic and positive peer groups and lay the framework for a hopeful future. The staff works on this goal everyday with eagerness, as they strive towards upholding a positive school philosophy and environment that endorses a sense of self respect, respect for others and respect of the surrounding school environment and community with honesty.
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