MMSA Distance Learning Summer Academy

As we know this will be a summer like no other due to COVID-19, and Minnesota Math and Science Academy is prepared to move full speed ahead to offer ALL children the opportunity to engage daily in Math, English Language Arts, Science and Social Studies through our first Summer School program that will be delivered […]

The Distance Learning Plan

The Minnesota Math and Science Academy has prepared a distance learning plan that will allow for meaningful, relevant learning to take place while schools are closed. Students will be engaged in high-quality lessons utilizing a distance learning model for every level in grades K-8 and meeting graduation requirements in courses for grades 9-12. Governor’s executive […]

Additional Non-School Days

Friday, May 1 and Monday, May 4 have been designated by the governor as teacher/staff planning days for Extended Distance Learning. Students will neither receive additional distance learning assignments nor be required to complete attendance procedures. The district will also observe Monday, May 25, Memorial Day, as a non-school day.

Update as of April 23, 2020

Per Governor Walz’s Executive Order 20-41, the Distance Learning Period for Minnesota schools will extend through the end of the school calendar year. For Minnesota Math and Science Academy, the last scheduled day is Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

Student Support Services

General Considerations for Distance Learning during these unprecedented times Designs for Learning will support our schools as they develop their Distance Learning plans. Special Education is a unique service that can’t be easily replicated in a virtual or solely paper-pencil method. Due Process and compliance issues complicate the development of plans. To that end, Designs […]

Absences

Attendance is defined as a student demonstrating that they are showing up for school. Because Distance Learning is asynchronous (students complete work when it works for them and their family) time-bound attendance processes (i.e. hard deadline of 3:00 p.m.) are not sufficient ways to determine attendance. This is not meant to be a punitive process, […]

Grading

Middle School (5 – 6 Grade) With the move to Distance Learning, both 5th and 6th grade courses will be graded on a Hybrid Pass/No-Pass basis. Any student receiving a C or below will be assigned a Pass/No-Pass grade.  Any student who receives any grade above a C can accept the letter grade of A […]

Learning from Home Tips

Distance Learning Tips 1.Set goals. Goals help you stay on task and give you an attainable reward to work toward. 2.Time management. This is probably the most important tip of them all. Make sure you set time apart for studying every day, and treat it like a job. Practicing time-management will ensure your success in […]

Devices for MMSA Students

Technology Ipads have been districuted to all students in grades Kindergarten through second. Chromebooks have been distributed to all students in grades three through 11. Technology FAQs and information How to use a Chromebook What is a Chromebook? A Chromebook is an internet only device that runs on the Google Chrome operating system. The Chrome […]