Secondary Academic Program Study
As part of the District's implementation of the 2012-15 Strategic Plan, Edina Public Schools has been conducting a Secondary Academic Programming Study. The purpose of this study is to develop a grade 6-12 customized learning system that combines innovative choice and quality with accelerated and flexible learning. Some of the focus areas of the study include looking at course offerings and options; time and schedules; instructional delivery through technology; and academic planning, guidance and counseling.
Using input gathered from teachers, students and parents, as well as research collected from around the world on innovative, 21st century secondary schools, a team of school and district administrators are developing options for what EPS secondary schools could like in future.
Through this research and development phase, the team is finding that some options are more incremental in nature and will be able to be implemented in the near future (e.g. next year), while other, more transformative options will require a more phased in approach over the next few years.
Input and Feedback
A key part of this process is getting stakeholder feedback along the way. As noted above, teachers, students and families were surveyed earlier this fall to brainstorm ideas for possible changes in the secondary schools.
A critical component of the study will be coming back to stakeholders for feedback on the options, which will be incorporated into a final proposal to the School Board in February. Feedback will be gathered from staff, students and families both through face-to-face meetings and online via an electronic survey.
- Student Sessions (grades 6-12)
- Parent/Family Sessions (open to all EPS families)
- Jan. 10, 2013 @ South View MS auditorium, 7-8:30 p.m.
- Jan. 14, 2013 @ Edina Community Center, room 350, 10 a.m.* (* note this will be an abbreviated session as part of EPS Parent Leadership Council's monthly meeting)
- Jan. 14, 2013 @ EHS EPAC, 7-8:30 p.m.