Our commitment to providing a world-class academic experience for all students requires a diligent continuous improvement effort.
Over the past five years, the district has conducted program studies and pilot studies, provided district-wide professional development for staff, and transformed learning spaces in every school through a community-supported facilities construction plan. The result is a comprehensive, academic experience that tailors teaching to the unique learning needs of each student. In this way, our students become confident learners and capable leaders.
Educating the whole student
In Edina, we educate students beyond state requirements. We believe it is essential to develop the whole student -- to cultivate characteristics in our learners that prepare them for success in a diverse and constantly changing world. To do that, Edina Public Schools identified six key skills and competencies that expand on academic learning and develop qualities that will lead to success and promote our students to be next generation leaders. EPS education competencies are embedded in day-to-day teaching practices and curriculum in order to enrich the student learning experience at all levels.
Edina Public Schools is consistently among the top academically performing districts in the state. Edina High School is routinely included on national lists. Edina staff and administrators are frequent presenters nationally and internationally, sharing information and experience with other educators who look to replicate the programming and outcomes of our district.
While the hopes and dreams of each student varies, and their strengths and talents differ, Edina Public Schools is focused on ensuring that each one leaves poised for success and with an Edina Education that will serve them throughout their lives.
The Curriculum Review Cycle chart describes program areas that are under review in any given year in Edina Public Schools. Typically a program review will occur every 7 years, but that can changes depending upon new legislation and available funding. In some years, a review may flow over into a second year as indicated with a red X in the chart. The process involves a review of data, revisiting the vision of the program, alignment with standards, review of new materials and or digital content and staff/student surveys. Curriculum changes and recommendations are then presented to the School Board.