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Located approximately nine miles north of the downtown areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Mounds View Public Schools (District 621) provides instructional services for children and adult learners who live in the cities of Arden Hills, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, Roseville, Shoreview and Vadnais Heights.
Mounds View is among the largest districts in Minnesota. With two kindergarten centers, six elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools, the District serves more than 11,500 students and employs more than 1,400 staff.
Mounds View Public Schools (MVPS)
MVPS is located approximately nine miles north of the downtown areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Our district provides instructional services for children and adult learners. Those who live in seven different cities. Mounds View is among the largest districts in Minnesota. With six elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools. As well as one alternative school and an Area Learning Center. The District serves more than 11,000 students and employs more than 1,400 staff. Programs and services will be in place at all schools to ensure that race, gender, class and disability will not predict students’ success in our district.
MVPS is committed to preparing all students for opportunities of their choice after high school. Whether they choose college, a trade school, technical college, the military or employment.
Mounds View Public Schools will educate learners through a broad range of programs that set high expectations and inspire outstanding achievement.
Mounds View Public Schools is a District committed to and focused on high student achievement through a comprehensive approach that integrates the key components of learning:
- Healthy learning climate
- Shared leadership and accountability
- Essential curriculum, delivered through the use of instructional technology/effective instruction, delivered with a personalized approach
- Meaningful family and community partnerships
- Financial oversight and stewardship of resources
- Continuous improvement
- We believe curriculum outcomes and instructional strategies must offer opportunities for successful learning and high student achievement.
- We believe we must frequently assess and evaluate student performance and program effectiveness in order to assure continuous growth.
- We believe a respectful, secure, and motivating environment promotes successful learning.
- We believe parents and the community deserve frequent, consistent, and open communications with Mounds View Public Schools.
- We believe community-wide awareness and support of our schools will lead to a stronger advocacy of educational goals.
- We believe teacher leadership and professional development are essential to continuous improvement of the instructional program.
- We believe teamwork with parents, teachers and the community, a shared decision-making process, and collaborative leadership are essential for school improvement and for students to achieve at high levels.
- We believe diversity strengthens Mounds View Public Schools, and we are committed to deepening our understanding of racial and socioeconomic factors in academic performance and discovering new strategies for closing all achievement gaps.
- We believe students deserve highly skilled, well-trained and dedicated teachers.
- We believe all staff members must be responsible for their individual development and contribute to the overall development of Mounds View Public Schools.
- We believe through personalized learning opportunities all students share a responsibility for their learning.
- We believe that students who feel a sense of belonging or connectedness to their school are more likely to experience success inside and outside the classroom.
THE EQUITY PROMISE
Mounds View Public Schools is committed to preparing all students for opportunities of their choice after high school, whether they choose college, a trade school, technical college, the military or employment.
The Equity Promise states:
- Programs and services will be in place at all schools to ensure that race, gender, class and disability will not predict students’ success in Mounds View Public Schools.
- Student academic performance will not fall into patterns identifiable by factors such as race, ethnicity, English language proficiency, socio-economic status and disability.
- The school that a student attends will not be the predictor of his/her school success.
As part of this Pre-K – 14 plan, a brochure was created to show the 12 Habits of Mind students can begin to practice as early as in elementary school.