Here are some homes in ISD 196 that were recently submitted to the MLS/IDX:
District 196 is the fourth-largest school district in Minnesota. It has also received both national and state recognition for its commitment to academic excellence. In 2007, the district received the What Parents Want Award, which is awarded to school districts possessing the qualities which most parents look for in a school district. District 196 has received this award 15 years in a row. In 2006, District 196 was also distinguished as a Gold Medal School District by Expansion Magazine for its success in preparing students for life after graduation. As many as six of the district’s schools have been distinguished as a National School of Excellence since 1987.
In addition to its award-winning schools, the district boasts outstanding students as well. The district’s students have received a large number of academic scholarships. Its students have also earned state and national awards for excellence in academics, athletics, and the performing arts.
District 196 serves students through 18 elementary schools, six middle schools, and four high schools. Recognizing the diverse needs of its student body, the district also offers an alternative high school educational experience at Area Learning Center, as well as a K-12 special education curriculum at Dakota Ridge School. District 196 prides itself on its dedication to meeting the needs of all learners at all grade levels.
Students in junior and senior high have the option of attending the School of Environmental Studies at the Minnesota Zoo. The district also provides an early childhood educational program, geared to providing early educational experiences for children from birth through kindergarten. Open enrollment is available.
The district’s 18 elementary schools serve students in kindergarten through grade five. The average class size at the elementary level is 23 students. The pupil-teacher ratio is approximately 21 students per teacher.
Elementary schools have certified staff to instruct students in art, physical education, music, and the media arts. Approximately 67% of the district’s instructors have earned their Master’s degree.
The district houses students in grades six through eight in one of its six middle schools. Each of the district’s school has high expectations for its students, and the goal is to help each student reach his or her full potential. The average class size at the secondary grade level is approximately 29 students.
Students at the high school level benefit from a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum that is designed to prepare students for the competitive post-graduate world. Students may choose from as many as 24 advanced placement courses to help them prepare for college. Approximately 74% of the district’s students score 3 or above on advanced placement tests. The district has a 95% graduation rate, and 90% of its seniors continue their education in college. The average ACT score for the district is 23.4.
District 196 also offers its students as many as 35 non-athletic extracurricular opportunities, which include the fine and performing arts. Of course, there are also many athletic opportunities to increase student participation. In addition, each high school is equipped with modern computer technology, and nearly every classroom has computer access.
The district also has many community education opportunities for seniors and youngsters alike. From adult basic education and enrichment classes to instruction in early childhood family education, there is something for everybody.
Rosemount/Apple Valley/Eagan Schools ISD 196
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