Post by ● Aug 8, 2015

Near North: Schools & District 1

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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.

Bethune Community School is committed to high achievement for every child using strategies that include integrating the arts and technology into the curriculum. Students learn in a positive, orderly and safe climate that builds a strong sense of community. Students from every culture and background work together in a respectful environment that fosters self-confidence and understanding of others. The school recognizes the importance of family and community partnerships and is dedicated to being a support center for the neighborhood.

Also just minutes away is the local middle school, and perhaps one of the better middle schools in the district, Anwatin Middle School. Anwatin has been an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School since 2010.  Anwatin’s mission is to develop young people to become principled, open-minded, inquiring members of a global community, and students should expect to learn. About 30% of the students are enrolled in the Spanish Dual Immersion program. Students take social studies classes in Spanish, as well as advanced Spanish language arts, where they read and examine literature in Spanish. The rest of immersion students’ classes are in English, taken with the other 70% of the school population. This leads to many new friendships with their peers. Spanish immersion students also are combined with the after-school programs of athletics, band, and choir.

Southwest High School, located just three minutes south, is a school that is focused on the arts as well as academics. The school strives to meet each students needs and prepare them the best they can for post-secondary education. They offer IB, AP, and CIV courses as well as other programs that help students progress their futures.

The Near North Community is also close to the Robbinsdale Area School District, also known as school district 281. This is an award-winning district committed to academic excellence. They take pride in the services that they have provided to families and students for nearly a century. The district has nine elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. School district 281 also services a Spanish Immersion school that teaches children in a two-way bilingual learning school.

Lakeview Elementary is a school for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP).  IBPYP takes an international approach to educating the whole child. Through a challenging and diverse education, students learn problem-solving skills, appreciate different cultures and gain an understanding of their place in this world. IBPYP provides the framework for curriculum in language arts, math, science, social studies, and physical education. It focuses on inquiry-based learning. Students are encouraged to ask questions, think critically and make connections from learning to their everyday lives.

Robbinsdale Middle School prepares students through several educational opportunities.

The IB curriculum addresses familiar disciplines, such as: math, science, language arts and humanities. What sets the program apart is its distinctive core, the five Areas of Interaction: Approaches to Learning, Community and Service, Health and Social Education, Environments, and Human Ingenuity. Starting in the fall of 2013, Robbinsdale Middle School began offering a STEM Magnet Program with focuses on engineering, science and design technology. Through these key programs, this middle school allows its students to be immersed in many options for learning.

The district has two main high schools. The mission of Cooper High School is to provide a caring and vibrant community where all members are respected. They educate students to become active, compassionate, principled and critical thinkers who understand other people. Students are given the opportunity to reach their highest academic potential while participating in enriching activities, giving them the opportunity to grow both in and out of the classroom.

The mission of Armstrong High School is to inspire and educate all learners to discover their potential and positively contribute to their community. The school’s Advanced Placement (AP) program is one of the largest in the state of Minnesota. They encourage all students to take at least one AP course before they graduate from Armstrong in order to better prepare them for their education options after high school.

If you have any questions regarding the city of Minneapolis, the Near North Community, or if you would like to sell or buy a house in the area, please feel free to visit Twin Cities Property Finder or call 1-800-909-1953