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Winter Weather Information
Please tune in to WCCO television (channel 4) and radio (am 830) for school delays and closings. We will try and notify parents as soon as possible by phone.
Welcome to 2014-2015 STEP Academy School Year !
8th graders at STEP Academy will be taking the NAEP Assessment on March 5th
STEP Academy has been selected to represent schools across the nation by participating in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). It is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education. NAEP is different from state assessments because it provides a common measure of student achievement across the country. The results of NAEP are released as The Nation's Report Card, which provides information about student achievement to educators, parents, policymakers, and the public.
Schools and students selected to participate in NAEP samples provide important data that will increase the information available to educators and policymakers about the success of their elementary and secondary education programs.
There is no need to study in preparation for NAEP. We do, however, ask parents to encourage their children to do their best and get plenty of rest the night before the assessment.
MN STEP Academy is a 6-12 Charter School in Inver Grove Heights, MN. It is our vision to promote college-readiness by ensuring that all students are motivated to academic excellence, can qualify to obtain college credit while in high school, are fully prepared to enter college and graduate, with the critical knowledge and skills required for employment in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers. As a public school open to all students, it also reaches out to students who are underserved by traditional schools and are underrepresented within STEM fields.
At MN STEP Academy, our students will achieve our Vision as they explore Science, Technology, and Mathematics as well as other supporting coursework and critical thinking skills, as a vehicle for college success. Through faculty mentoring, innovative teaching and classroom technology, and participation in experiential learning, students will readily translate what they learn to real world environments. In collaboration with local community, state, and private colleges and universities, STEP Academy students will be encouraged to qualify for and take as many post-secondary educational courses
Equal Opportunity Statement
STEP Academy is an equal opportunity educator and employer committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation and/or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.
STEP Academy operates, in all respects, as a non-sectarian, non-religious, non-home-based public school. The school is not be affiliated with any non-public or sectarian school or religious organization.
Innovative Quality Schools (IQS)
6616 Brittany Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55434
February 25 - Snow Tubing Field Trip-Middle School
March 5 - NAEP Exam for 8th graders
March 5 - PTO meeting
March 9 - Snow Tubing Field Trip- High School
March 12th - Parent Teacher Conferences
March 27th - End of 3rd quarter
March 30-April 3rd - No school, spring break
April 6th - 4 quarter starts
April 9th - PTO Meeting
April 13th - Spring MCA testing starts