Freedom Academy Charter School
2201 Girard Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411
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K - 12 (currently serving K - 5)
With a content-rich curriculum based on the Core Knowledge sequence (and using Saxon Math, Shurley English, Direct Instruction Reading, and FOSS Science), our students’ improved academic achievement will be supported by: the provision of wrap-around family services (such as early drop-off and after-school programming); an emphasis on parental engagement (with home visits and Home/School Agreements); and specific, practical instruction in principles of social and emotional development. School culture will be defined by frequent teacher feedback, the use of data to guide instruction, high-dosage tutoring, increased instructional time, and high expectations
Taking its inspiration from the schools associated with the 1964 Freedom Summer civil rights voter registration project, the vision of Freedom Academy Charter School is to prepare north Minneapolis K-12 grade students to become committed citizens who are actively engaged in civic life, making thoughtful and informed ethical choices in a world of ideological and cultural diversity. Underlying this vision is a desire to create a school culture that reflects Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s understanding of the purpose of education: one in which the development of both intelligence and character is emphasized.
Scheduled to open Fall 2014.
Freedom Academy Charter School was started by a group of educators and community leaders in north Minneapolis with a long-standing commitment to children and families.