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 Be Four 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.
The district's magnet school program offers value-added curriculum at two elementary schools: Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts and Edgewood Elementary, a Science, Math, and Technology School. North View Junior High and Park Center Senior High (grade 10) offer students the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (applicant status).
Junior highs 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.
Renovation and construction that began in Spring 2000 improved facilities and added classroom space across the entire district.
For more information, call the Division of Leadership, Teaching, and Learning at 763-391-7084 or 763-391-7110, or visit http://www.district279.org.
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