at 3216 E 29th St, Minneapolis, 55407 United States
Charter School opening Fall 2014 with curriculum to be adapted, written, & taught in Dakota and Ojibwe by licensed teachers with guidance from our Elders.
Key Features: -Total Immersion in Dakota or Ojibwe. Curriculum will be adapted, written, and taught in Dakota and Ojibwe licensed teachers with guidance from our Elders. English is introduced as a language art in third grade. -Extended day (after-school program will be established during first year of operation) , year round program. With after school programming being offered by community agencies such as MIGIZI Communications, Division of Indian Work and other community based agencies. ... The school calendar will follow a 45 days on, 15 days off calendar year round. Family and community events will take place in the evenings and weekends. We are also working to partner with a tribal college in order to develop our future teachers and administrators. The school will be a center for lifelong learning. -Learning will be place-based, experiential, and academically rigorous. Students will be immersed in rigorous, active, interdisciplinary learning projects, often involving learning outside of school walls. Curriculum content is tied to the geographical surroundings of the school, the local history, landscape, ecology, and Native languages and cultures. The curriculum and program will align with MN State standards. Students will graduate fluent in Dakota or Ojibwe and will be academically prepared for post-secondary education. -Enrollment will start with 100 students in grades k-3. The classes will be combined k/1 and 2/3 in Dakota and Ojibwe. A grade will be added every year until the school serves k-12 and will include preschool- see below. -Preschool will not be provide this 2014-15 school year, but will be an on-going work in process in developing partnerships with other community organizations, Wicoie Nandagikendan and Cherish the Children will provide preschool programming, ultimately on site if space allows. -Parent/Family Involvement is crucial. The Bdote Board of Trustees and staff will be looking for parents and family members to help with this amazing journey.
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School is closed Monday, January 19!
Open enrollment!! Come visit us and get an application! Call with any questions! (612) 729-9266.
Back to School Monday January 12! The start of 3rd quarter! See you all Monday!
Bdote is closed tomorrow due the wind chill temperature.