MAGNET FOCUS: Michael Dowling School Urban Environmental Magnet offers an integrated and thematic curriculum that emphasizes the environment and uses outdoor learning opportunities when possible. Our experienced staff, along with our PTO and leadership teams support our E-Steam and environmental programs to ensure the use of our 21 acres. We "differentiate through complexity." We have partnerships with Three Rivers Park District, the Arboretum and the DNR, enhancing our environmental education focus. We partner with Augsburg College, St. Catherines University and the University of Minnesota student teacher programs. We use GLAD strategies in all of our classrooms. Our small learning communities reduce class size to 17-20 during critical English Language Arts/Social Studies/Science/Math times. We offer Math Corp and Reading Corp support services.
WE OFFER: E-STEAM • Music • Physical Education • Art • Swimming • Media • Parent-Involved Leadership • PTO • Green Team • Special Education • English Learner (EL) Instruction/Services • Second Step and Community Education Classes
PROGRAM FOCUS: Michael Dowling School Urban Environmental Magnet emphasizes environmental science, the arts, history and geography, relating them to real-world settings. Increasing achievement in reading, writing, mathematics and science are at the core of our mission. We are preparing students for college, university or post-secondary educational experiences. Our purpose is to provide a balanced, comprehensive program that maximizes each student’s learning. Dowling staff foster a supportive, respectful atmosphere where students' individual strengths are developed to encourage competence, promote independence and enhance dignity while valuing others and the importance of everyone in the school community.
EXTENDED-DAY ACTIVITIES: Minneapolis Kids child care; Community Education programming
English Language Learner Programs
Before and After School Care
Family and Student Support
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