School District Name:
Minnetonka Public Schools


Website:
https://www.minnetonkaschools.org (Coverage Map)

Contact Information

(952) 401-5000
5621 County Road 101
Minnetonka, MN 55345
MINNETONKA PUBLIC SCHOOL

PROSPECTIVE FAMILIES

Thinking about moving to the area? ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

The Minnetonka Public School District is one of the best performing school districts in Minnesota and the nation. Our students attend one of six elementary schools (grades K-5), two middle schools (grades 6-8) and one high school (grades 9-12).

With innovative high achievement programs and extensive supports, we plan for the success of each student:

  • K-12 Chinese & Spanish Language Immersion or English-only Instruction Options
  • Personalized, child-centered education provides each student with guidance and support
  • Challenging learning experiences such as Navigator, Wings, accelerated math and reading help students unlock their potential
  • Focus on technology literacy includes K-5 computer coding and 1:1 iPads in grades 5-12

SCHOOL FINDER

Advanced Learning

Some students have academic skills, cognitive abilities, leadership abilities and creative talents beyond their classmates. Advanced learners have the right to an educational environment where their unique education needs are planned for and respected. Advanced learning programs are designed to meet the needs of these students.

Advanced learning students are children and youth with outstanding talent relative to others of their age, experience or environment. Advanced learning students are identified through a screening process that is multi-dimensional, including teacher observation, parent input, student input, classroom performance, and standardized test information. Parents/guardians who have questions or concerns about their child and services should contact their child’s classroom teacher, school Advanced learning teacher or Diane Rundquist, Director of Advanced Learning Programs at 952-401-5100.

The mission of Minnetonka’s Advanced Learning Program is to:

  • provide programs and opportunities for students to discover, develop and realize their potential as individuals and as contributing, responsible members of the community and
  • support achievement at a level commensurate with the student’s ability.
The vision of Minnetonka’s Advanced Learning Program is to develop students who:

  • think creatively and critically to innovate
  • demonstrate tenacity and resilience in the face of challenge and setbacks
  • collaborate by listening deeply, viewing wisely, speaking mindfully, and acting courageously
  • consider multiple perspectives in decision-making and in leadership
  • seek balance in cognitive, social and emotional health
  • contribute responsibly to the global community

Advanced learning students have unique characteristics that require appropriate learning experiences. Education should provide opportunities appropriate to each individual’s abilities, motivation, type & pace of learning and potential (in accordance with State Board Rules).

Minnetonka’s Advanced Learner programs are designed to meet the needs of learners who may be intellectually gifted, academically advanced, or both! By having a variety of programs—each thoughtfully designed to extend specific learning s

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Celebration of Excellence – Award Nominations Open

When you think of excellence in the Minnetonka Public School District, is there a person who comes to mind? A teacher? A staff member? A volunteer in the schools? Whether you are a parent, student, staff member or community member, you have the opportunity to nominate that person for a Minnetonka Schools’ Child-Centered Excellence Award.

Award categories include:

  • Bradley G. Board Award for Excellence in Elementary Education
  • Charlie Parnell Memorial Award for Excellence in Special Education
  • Minnetonka Employee Award for Child-Centered Excellence
  • Minnetonka Award for Child-Centered Excellence in Teaching
  • Team Award for Child-Centered Collaboration
  • Joyce Gustafson Memorial Award
  • Ross McGlasson Award for Leadership in Community Service

The award honorees, selected from among the nominations by a committee of past award honorees, will be recognized at the District’s annual Celebration of Excellence Awards Ceremony on May 14, 2020.

Please take a few moments to learn more about the award categories and to acknowledge a teacher, school staff member or community member for their dedication and impact. Nominations are open through February 28, 2020.

Learn more and nominate

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