Sojourner Truth Academy
|Street Address||3820 Emerson Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55412
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|Authorizer||Pillsbury United Communities|
Board of Directors
7 Members- Teacher Majority -1 Community Members, 2 Parent and 4 Teachers-Board Elections held in Feburary
Who we are
Sojourner Truth Academy is a Pre-K-8 public charter elementary school in North Minneapolis with proven academic and fiscal records. Established by parents and community members in 1999, we continue to offer our students a data driven, balanced curriculum with a highly qualified staff that is supported through our Teacher Leadership Teams and School Improvement System.
Monthly parent events, an on-site, full-time social worker; mental health program; dental clinic, ESL program, and special education programs give us the opportunity to build real relationships and supply students and families with the support they need, when they need it. All-day Pre-K and free all-day kindergarten helps prepare students more thoroughly fo the expectations of the upper grades.
Sojourner Truth Academy strives to provide rigorous and personal instruction to all scholars. Teachers teach to the Minnesota State Standards using a variety of different resources. Teachers create and implement engaging and challenging lessons for scholars. Lessons are designed to be applicable and relevant to scholar’s lives. Teachers know that scholars learn best when they are required to think and apply concepts for themselves. Therefore, STA teachers require the scholars to do the “heavy lifting” of thinking in the classroom, while fostering a positive and uplifting environment where scholars are encouraged to learn from their mistakes. They also foster a climate of learning through honest feedback, positive reinforcement, recognition of success, and strong classroom management skills.
Minnesota State Standards and local Educational Profiles drive the instructional planning at Sojourner Truth Academy. Classroom teachers ensure that every scholar at STA has the opportunity to achieve mastery. Small class sizes give teachers the flexibility to differentiate instruction based on academic needs.
Opened Fall, 1999
Awards & Recognition
MACS Innovation Award Winner - 2019
MACS Innovation Award Finalist - 2018
School Finance Award - Minnesota Department of Education (2005-2019)
Data for Parents and Educators
Julie Guy, Director