How is STRIDE different from other public schools in the area?
While STRIDE Academy is a publicly funded school, we operate separately from the local school district. As a result, we have more freedom to implement procedures and policies that will vary from the other public schools in the area, such as:
STRIDE's curriculum is derived from the Core Knowledge© Foundation. See our Curriculum for more details.
What grade levels does STRIDE serve?
Currently, STRIDE serves students in grades K-8.
We feel students learn better when the ratio of students to teachers is lower. Because of this, we cap our enrollment to ensure the best academic experience for students. When enrollment surpasses our cap, the Minnesota State Law requires we use a random lottery system to select students.
There are a few options:
Parents are encouraged to work together to carpool and find transportation arrangements that work for their families.
Yes. Requiring uniforms in school enhances the learning environment, ensures and promotes school safety, and improves student discipline.
Yes! Extracurricular activities that are offered after school allow students to take part in team building exercises, build confidence, and improve skills.
STRIDE Middle School offers a world language class.
At STRIDE, we find it best start the student in their age appropriate grade. Teachers continually assess student's skills and determine educational changes and needs. Together, teachers and parents will determine an individual learning plan, and the student will be placed where he/she is best deemed fit.
School begins at 8:30 am (please do not drop students off before 7:45 am). School ends at 3:05 pm.
Our Passionate Staff
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STRIDE Academy is authorized by Friends of Education, EXO-01-A, 200 East Lake Street, Wayzata, MN 55391