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  • Belief Statements

    • All students will make at least one year of growth annually.
    • All students will enrich their learning through creative and real world connections within the school day.  
    • Instruction will be differentiated by content, process, and product based on student need.
    • The affective-social emotional needs of advanced and gifted learners will be nurtured.
    • All students will have the opportunity and support to reach their potential.  
    • Ongoing professional development is essential to meet the needs of our advanced and gifted learners.

    Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

    In ISD 728 our Advanced & Gifted Learners model is based on a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS).

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    • TIER 1 - Effective Differentiated Core Instruction - All Students
      This tier addresses what is happening in the classroom on a daily basis for all students.  Teachers provide standards-based, differentiated core instruction.
      ISD 728 leverages clustering, flexible readiness grouping, and/or targeted differentiation to support the range of instructional needs within each classroom.  This allows teachers to more effectively meet each student’s educational needs and provide beneficial peer opportunities.

    • TIER 2 - Targeted Enrichment Interventions & Supports - Some Students
      Tier 2 is designed to give additional targeted instruction for students who need additional enrichment interventions. While each school may call it something a little different, each school has devoted time when a student can receive additional support as needed.  This time may be called WIN (What I Need).

    • TIER 3 - Intensive Enrichment Interventions & Supports - A Few Students
      For a few of our students, the grade-level curriculum doesn’t meet their needs.  In those specific cases, a team collaborates to develop an individualized academic plan for the student.

Contact Us!

  • Early Entrance to Kindergarten Policy & Procedure
    Please contact Wendy Schwab 763/241-3523 or the Assistant Superintendent - Elementary 763/241-3419 for more information on the Early Entrance to Kindergarten procedures. Evaluations for this program are done in June, with a June 1st deadline for all applications.