The Partner Schools

Midwest School Transformation Project

EdVisions is excited to announce our first round of Partner Schools impacting 2,987 students! The EdVisions’ coaching team is ready to empower teachers and students to design and build student centered learning environments.  The partner schools vary in size, geography, student demographics, type of community and governance (charter, district, private).  Explore the map and take a look!

Size range:  17 – 810 students per school

Grade level range:  schools serve PreK – 12 and beyond (18-21 year olds)

Location:  2 urban, 3 suburban, 4 cities (greater MN), 2 rural

School type: 8 district, 2 charter, 1 private

Student Demographics:

All students combined, receiving free or reduced lunch:  55%, the range by school is 10-98%.

Schools report the % of the student body – not white:
0-10% = 3 schools
11-50% = 3 schools
51-90% = 1 school
91-100% = 4 schools


Bridges Prior-Lake-Savage Area Learning Center

Address 15875 Franklin Trail SE, Suite 108, Prior Lake, MN 55372  
Location 25 miles south of Minneapolis, Minnesota
District Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools
Total District Enrollment 8,700 students
Community Description   Suburban; 55,753 residents in Prior Lake and Savage
Type of School District-Sponsored Area Learning Center
Number of Years Open Since 2009
Student Enrollment Approximately 100 students
Grade Levels Served 9-12
Leadership/Staff Composition Coordinator/11 staff total; 8 certified staff

Project Contact
Heather Fitzloff, Program Coordinator
hfitzloff@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us
952-226-0846

Student Demographics
Hispanic or Latino 6 %
American Indian or Alaskan Native 3 %
Asian 3 %
Black or African American 14 %
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0 %
White 66 %
Two or More Races 7 %
Free/Reduced Lunch 34 %
English Language Learners 6 %
Special Education 15 %
Homeless 5 %

Mission:  “Our mission is to help at-risk youth make successful progress toward acquiring their high school diploma, leading to gainful employment or post-secondary education.”

Vision:  “Our Vision is to be the premier provider of alternative education to students in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and surrounding communities.”

https://www.priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us/our-schools/bridges-area-learning

Caledonia Area Elementary School

Address 511 West Main Street, Caledonia, MN 55921
Location 155 miles Southeast of Minneapolis, Minnesota
District Caledonia Area Public Schools
Total District Enrollment 690 students
Community Description   Rural; 3,435 residents in Brownsville, Caledonia, Eitzen, and Freeburg
Type of School Public Elementary School
Number of Years Open Since 1978
Student Enrollment Approximately 300 students
Grade Levels Served PreK-5
Leadership/Staff Composition Principal/40 staff total; 21 certified staff

Project Contact
Gina Meinertz
gina_meinertz@cps.k12.mn.us
507-525-5205, ext. 1002

Student Demographics
Hispanic or Latino <1%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 0 %
Asian 0 %
Black or African American <1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0 %
White 97%
Two or More Races <1%
Free/Reduced Lunch 30%
English Language Learners 0 %
Special Education 19%
Homeless 3 %

Mission:  “To provide the best education to empower all learners to thrive in our changing world.”

https://www.cps.k12.mn.us/page/2455

Career Pathways

Address   1355 West Pierce Butler Rt, St. Paul, MN 55104
Location 3 miles east of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Type of School Urban Public Charter School
Authorizer Minnesota Guild of Public Charter Schools
Number of Years Open Since 2015
Student Enrollment Approximately 125 students
Grade Levels Served 6-12
Leadership/Staff Composition Executive Director/19 staff total; 12 certified staff

Project Contact
Joan Arbisi Little, Ed.D.
joan@cpathmn.org
612-540-0770

Student Demographics
Hispanic or Latino 5 %
American Indian or Alaskan Native 0 %
Asian 0 %
Black or African American 87 %
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0 %
White 7 %
Two or More Races 1 %
Free/Reduced Lunch 79 %
English Language Learners 51 %
Special Education 13 %
Homeless 1 %

Mission: Career Pathways works to include underserved and disenfranchised students who don’t achieve well in traditional settings, but who will flourish in this unique multi-age/multi-graded environment which promotes application of learning. Research shows that all students learn better when they experience the real-life responsibilities of the job.”

Vision:  Career Pathways vision is that with multi-teaching/learning approaches, hands-on/experiential learning, concurrent high school and college credits, credentialed career pathways, each student will leave CPATH ready for life, employment ready, and prepared for post-secondary.”

http://cpathmn.org

Chatfield Elementary

Address  11555 Hillside Drive, Chatfield, MN   55923
Location 110 miles southeast of Minneapolis, Minnesota
District Chatfield Schools
Total District Enrollment Approximately 840 students
Community Description   Rural; 2,779 residents in Chatfield
Type of School Public elementary school
Number of Years Open Since 1978
Student Enrollment Approximately 450
Grade Levels Served PreK-6
Leadership/Staff Composition Principal/66 staff total; 37 certified staff

Project Contact
Shane McBroom
smcbroom@chatfield.k12.mn.us
507-867-4521, ext. 4012

Student Demographics
Hispanic or Latino 2 %
American Indian or Alaskan Native <1 %
Asian 1 %
Black or African American <1 %
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0 %
White 94 %
Two or More Races 2 %
Free/Reduced Lunch 17 %
English Language Learners 0 %
Special Education 13 %
Homeless <1 %

Mission:  “Equip all learners with the knowledge to thrive in a world of change by expanding and enhancing each individual’s educational environment.”

https://www.chatfieldschools.com/pre-k-6

Nawayee Center School

Address 2421 Bloomington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Location Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota
District Minneapolis Public Schools
Total District Enrollment 36,800 students
Community Description   Urban; 382,600 residents in Minneapolis
Type of School Contract Alternative Program
Number of Years Open Since 1972
Student Enrollment Approximately 45 students
Grade Levels Served 7-12
Leadership/Staff Composition Executive Director/10 staff total; 6 certified staff
Project Contact
Joseph Rice
jrice@centerschool.org 
612-721-1655

Student Demographics
Hispanic or Latino 10  %
American Indian or Alaskan Native 88  %
Asian 0 %
Black or African American 2 %
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0 %
White 66 %
Two or More Races 0 %
Free/Reduced Lunch 94 %
English Language Learners 7 %
Special Education 29 %
Homeless 33 %

Mission: “Providing transformative education, grounded in indigenous life-ways and a love of learning.”

Vision: “Center School will exemplify excellence in indigenous education.”

http://www.centerschool.org

Pahin Sinte Owayawa 

Porcupine School

Address 101 School Drive, Porcupine, SD    57772
Location 565 miles from Minneapolis, Minnesota
District Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
Community Description  1200 residents of Porcupine
Type of School Tribal school
Number of Years Open Since 1956
Student Enrollment Approximately 130 students
Grade Levels Served K-8
Leadership/Staff Composition Principal/41 staff total; 14 certified staff

Project Contacts
Noelle Joubert, Teacher
noelle.joubert@porcupineschool.org
605-867-5588, ext. 214

Richard Bad Milk, Principal
richard@porcupineschool.org 
605-867-5588, ext. 208

Student Demographics
Hispanic or Latino 0 % American Indian or Alaskan Native 98 %
Asian 0 % Black or African American 0 %
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0 % White 0 %
Other Race/Ethnicity 2 % Free/Reduced Lunch 98 %
English Language Learners 0 % Special Education 19 % Homeless 62 %
 
Mission:  “The Mission of Pahin Sinte Owayawa is to provide a Quality Education for the Children of the Lakota Nation which promotes the culture and prepares them for success in the future.”
Vision:  “To provide students with the knowledge, skills and behaviors to become responsible citizens who can positively impact the economic and social conditions of the greater Lakota Nation.”

https://www.porcupineschool.org  

Riverview Elementary School

Address/Phone   4100 208th Street West, Farmington, MN   55024
651-460-1600
Location 28 miles south of Minneapolis, Minnesota
District Farmington Area Public Schools
Total District Enrollment 7,260 students
Community Description  Suburban; 21,000 residents in Farmington 
Type of School Public Elementary School
Number of Years Open Since 2009
Student Enrollment Approximately 800 students
Grade Levels Served PreK-5
Leadership/Staff Composition Principal/81 staff total; 56 certified staff

Project Contact Principal
Kim Grengs Kim Grengs
kgrengs@farmington.k12.mn.us kgrengs@farmington.k12.mn.us 
651-460-1600 651-460-1600

Student Demographics
Hispanic or Latino 4 % American Indian or Alaskan Native <1 %
Asian 3 % Black or African American 2 %
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0 % White 86 %
Two or More Races 5 % Free/Reduced Lunch 10 %
English Language Learners 1 % Special Education 18 % Homeless <1

Mission:  The mission of Riverview Elementary, a school of opportunity, is to inspire lifelong learners and global citizens by:

  • Cultivating a community of trust, respect, and integrity for all.
  • Valuing each individual’s immeasurable worth.
  • Creating collaborative and innovative learning environments.
  • Recognizing that risk-taking and persevering through challenges, including failure, are opportunities for learning and growth. 
  • Providing choice and relevance in learning.
  • Encouraging individuals to use their gifts and talents to serve their global community.

https://rves.farmington.k12.mn.us  

Rochester Alternative Learning Center

Address/Phone   37 Woodlake Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904
507-328-3999
Location 90 miles southeast of Minneapolis, Minnesota
District Rochester Public Schools
Total District Enrollment 17,800 students
Community Description  Greater Minnesota; 116,000 residents in Rochester
Type of School Alternative Learning Center
Number of Years Open Since 2013
Student Enrollment Approximately 400 students
Grade Levels Served 9-12
Leadership/Staff Composition Principal/45 staff total; 31 certified staff
Project Contact Principal
Tim Limberg Tim Limberg
tilimberg@rochester.k12.mn.us tilimberg@rochester.k12.mn.us 
507-328-3999 507-328-3999

Student Demographics
Hispanic or Latino 16 % American Indian or Alaskan Native <1 %
Asian 4 % Black or African American 21 %
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander <1 % White 53 %
Two or More Races 4 % Free/Reduced Lunch 69 %
English Language Learners 6 % Special Education 22 % Homeless 10 %
 

Mission:  “To support viable educational options for students who are experiencing difficulty in any educational system and are at risk of educational failure.”

Vision:

  • Identify and Remove Barriers to ensure each student’s educational success
  • Build a capacity for students to Engage and Thrive as Solution Oriented learners and citizens
  • Facilitate each student’s acquisition of Essential Academic and 21st Century Skills
  • Empower all staff, students, families and partners to be active members of an Inclusive Community School

http://rochesteralc.rochester.k12.mn.us 

Sage Academy

Address/Phone   3900 85th Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, MN   55443
763-315-4020
Location 12 miles north of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Type of School Urban Public Charter School
Authorizer Novation Education Opportunities
Number of Years Open Since 2002
Student Enrollment Approximately 70 students
Grade Levels Served 9-12
Leadership/Staff Composition Director/14 staff total; 8 certified staff
Project Contact School Coordinator
Cari-Ana Garcia Luna Cari-Ana Garcia Luna
cgarcialuna@sageacademy.org cgarcialuna@sageacademy.org 
763-315-4020 763-315-4020

Student Demographics
Hispanic or Latino 12 % American Indian or Alaskan Native 3 %
Asian 1 % Black or African American 26 %
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0 % White 44 %
Two or More Races 12 % Free/Reduced Lunch 65 %
English Language Learners 7 % Special Education 40 % Homeless 3 %
 

Mission:  “SAGE Academy seeks to develop a community of reflective lifelong learners while actively promoting compassion and understanding in a diverse world.”
https://www.sageacademy.org 

Watertown-Mayer High School

Address/Phone   1001 State Highway 25, Watertown, MN   55388
952-955-0600
Location 32 miles west of Minneapolis, Minnesota
District Watertown-Mayer Public School
Total District Enrollment 1,575 students
Community Description  Greater Minnesota; 4,205 residents in Watertown; 
1,750 residents in Mayer
Type of School Public High School
Number of Years Open Since 1978
Student Enrollment Approximately 500 students
Grade Levels Served 9-12
Leadership/Staff Composition Principal/53 staff total; 31 certified staff
Project Contact Principal
Ron Wilke Bob Hennen
ron.wilke@wm.k12.mn.us bhennen@wm.k12.mn.us 
952-955-0480 952-955-0600

Student Demographics
Hispanic or Latino 2 % American Indian or Alaskan Native <1 %
Asian 1 % Black or African American 2 %
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0 % White 92 %
Two or More Races 2 % Free/Reduced Lunch 15 %
English Language Learners 1 % Special Education 15 % Homeless 0 %
 

Mission:  “Growth through Connections and Opportunities.”

Vision:  

  • All means all…no exceptions.
  • All students engaged in authentic and intentional learning experiences for future success  
  • A safe, welcoming, and inclusive school environment that takes into account social, emotional, and physical well-being  
  • The district is held in highest regard among its stakeholders and beyond  
  • Financial stability and sound resource management

https://www.wm.k12.mn.us/page/2990