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MOUNDS VIEW PUBLIC SCHOOLS Mounds View Public Schools is a leading metro school district whose student test scores routinely rank among the Top 10 in the state. Vadnais Heights students who live within the Mounds View Public Schools boundaries may attend Island Lake Elementary or Turtle Lake Elementary Schools, both in Shoreview; Chippewa Middle School in North Oaks; and Mounds View High School in Arden Hills. of life-long learners who are prepared to thrive in a diverse, global and changing society. Family involvement, community support and partnerships with agribusiness and educational organizations are emphasized. AFSA’s location – Vadnais Heights since 2005 – allows inclusion of students from all northern Twin Cities areas. GENTRY ACADEMY Gentry Academy, in Vadnais Heights on the Vadnais Sports Center campus, is a new-generation accredited private school for grades 5 – 12. A dynamic learning environment integrates core curriculum and electives with a flexible W.I.N. (What I Need) time schedule. Academics are at the heart of the success model. • Experienced, licensed teachers; small classes, 20:1 student/teacher ratio; • Traditional classroom with interactive learning environment; and • Fully integrated leadership and life- skills development. Kindergarten in Mounds View Public Schools offers an engaging and challenging standards-based curriculum, a full-day program with no fees, and free door-to-door transportation. Kindergarten students attend kindergarten centers at Snail Lake Education Center in Shoreview. For more information about schools and enrollment, visit the following website, and/or contact each site directly. 4570 Victoria St. N., Shoreview 651-621-6000 moundsviewschools.org AFSA’s purpose provides agricultural literacy to urban and suburban populations. The High School includes career opportunities in five areas of science, including: Engineering; Animal Science; Plant Science; Environmental Science; and Food Science. AFSA Middle School opened in 2014, and in 2017 the school was approved to add K – 4 grades. In 2016 – 2017, AFSA students earned 225 University of Minnesota credits and performed over 3,500 hours of community service. AFSA’s Fall and Spring Farm and Community Service Days are a great success with Twin Cities agribusinesses, farms and parks that AFSA serves. For more information, visit the website (below) or contact Superintendent Becky Meyer: 651-209-3915; bmeyer@ afsahighschool.com. The W.I.N. time schedule allows students to direct their learning daily and garner real-world skills through schools of discipline: academics, arts, athletics, and corporate integration and entrepreneurship. Students have the opportunity to participate on Gentry Galaxy or Gentry Stars athletic teams to further facilitate growth, build relationships and acquire leadership skills. For more information, visit the following website, or contact Education Director Jennifer Kurth: 651-604-8300; jennifer. kurth@gentryacademy.com. ACADEMY FOR SCIENCES & AGRICULTURE The Academy for Sciences & Agriculture, a tuition-free public school, has been designated a 2018 High Quality Charter School by Minnesota Department of Education. Focus is on development 58 Vadnais Heights Business Guide & Community Profile 100 Vadnais Blvd, Vadnais Heights 651-209-3910 afsahighschool.com 1420 County Road E East, Vadnais Heights 651-604-8300 gentryacademy.com