School District Name: 279 – Osseo
School Website: http://www.district279.org
School Contact: Division of Leadership, Teaching and Learning
Phone Number: 763-391-7143 or 763-391-7000
Osseo Area Schools – District 279 Profile
Osseo Area Schools serve all or parts of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Corcoran, Dayton, Hassan, Maple Grove, Osseo, and Plymouth. District 279 has 19 elementary schools (K-5), four middle schools (6-8), three senior highs and an area learning center (9-12).
A comprehensive preK-12 school district, Osseo prepares students for college, post-secondary vocational training and the job market.
Elementary schools focus on reading and math achievement. Students also receive instruction in writing, research, science, social studies, phy ed and the arts. Literacy in technology, media and information retrieval is taught within subject areas. Many schools offer a variety of programs such as Four Star preschool, all-day kindergarten, multi-age classrooms and team teaching. Title 1 programs provide academic support to improve reading and math skills through an individualized plan for improvement.
Magnet schools allow students to deepen their learning in special focus areas. At Weaver Lake Elementary: A Science, Math & Technology School, students discover the scientists in themselves through inquiry-based, hands-on classroom science and math activities, using current technology and equipment for collecting and analyzing data. Birch Grove School for the Arts offers students opportunities to achieve through the integration of fine arts, dance, drama, and music.
At the secondary level, North View Junior High and Park Center Senior High offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years and Diploma Programmes, recognized worldwide for their challenging international education and rigorous assessment programs. Brooklyn Junior High offers a full-school STEAM (STEM plus Arts) program. Osseo Senior High offers a full health science magnet program and courses that continue the STEM emphasis.(applicant status).
Middle Schools offer middle-level programming designed to let students sample elective courses and advance according to aptitude. Senior highs offer more than 250 basic, advanced, online, and elective courses including calculus, advanced math and science classes. Each school provides three years of French and Spanish; some offer German.
Each school provides a wide variety of talented and gifted program services, from enrichment at elementary level to secondary-level advanced classes in English, math, science and social studies.
District 279′s highly ranked special education program provides services from birth to high school graduation or age 22. Whenever possible, services are provided in regular classroom settings with children of the same age.
For more information, call the Division of Leadership, Teaching, and Learning at 763-391-7143 or 763-391-7000, or visit www.district279.org.
Superintendent of School: Kate Maguire – 763-391-7003
Director of Communications: Barbara Olson
Directory of Business Services: Kelly Benusa
Director of Technology: Tim Wilson
Elementary Schools # of Buildings: 19
Elementary Schools # of Students: 11,362
Middle Schools # of Buildings: 4
Middle Schools # of Students: 10,585
High Schools # of Buildings: 3
High Schools # of Students: 3,255
Alternative Learning Center: 1
Open Enrollment? Yes
Elementary Schools: 17:1
Middle Schools: 28:1
High Schools: 30:1
Elementary Schools: $8,856
Middle Schools: $8,856
High Schools: $8,856
Buses Available: Bus routes available to all schools
Hot Lunch: Yes
Elementary Schools: Standards-based grading
Middle Schools: Letter
High Schools: Letter
Elementary Phys. Ed.: Yes
Elementary Music: Yes
Elementary Media: Yes
Number of Non-Athletic Extracurricular Activities: 26
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Programs for Gifted & Talented: Yes
Special Education Programs: Yes
Other Special Programs Worth Mentioning:
Arts, STEM, STEAM, International Baccalaureate, Health & Sciences
CC Running: Boys/Girls
CC Skiing: Boys/Girls
Competition Cheer: Girls
Dance Team: Girls
Downhill Skiing: Boys/Girys
Ice Hockey: Boys/Girls
Track & Field: Boys/Girls
Adapted Athletics Offered: Softball, Soccer, and Floor Hockey
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