COVID-19 transmission rates are rising in our community. Local health experts and Stearns County officials are projecting a continued increase in these rates over the coming weeks. When case rates rise above 50, the Governor’s Safe Learning Plan requires we consider the impact of COVID on our community and schools, the recommendations of local public health officials and the medical community, and the operational challenges of increasing numbers of students and staff in quarantine.
Having completed this analysis in consultation with our local health officials, St. Cloud Math and Science Academy will transition to distance learning for all K-6 grade students starting
October 22 – January 19
We will continue to update you regarding any changes to Hybrid or In-Person-Learning after January 19.
to St. Cloud Math and Science Academy; School District 4223
St. Cloud Math and Science Academy is a tuition free public charter school and a STEM school for Kindergarten through sixth grade students. The school opened its doors as a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) school in September 2014, and every year continues to make learning more engaged through STEM-driven curriculum. Our school is a small community. We have two classes for all grades Kindergarten through fifth grades and one class of sixth graders. Our classes for K-5 have 20 or less students. Our 6th grade class has 22 or less students.
St. Cloud Math and Science Academy is proud of its focus on STEM Education. Our students can solve real world problems with hands on STEM activities during our integrated STEM curriculum and STEM events. We have technology incorporated into all the classrooms and students have the opportunity for instruction in the computer lab on a daily basis. We have STEM nights three times during the school year. Our school believes in parent involvement and provides transportation for parents and students to our STEM nights.
Creating Respectful Citizens
Students follow our district’s behavior philosophy focusing on PBIS. (Positive, Behavioral Interventions and Supports) This behavior model focuses on teaching school wide expectations to all students in all settings of the school. Our school teaches students about the importance of our school community and how each student plays a role in creating a positive environment. Our school PBIS model focuses on traits of showing respect to yourself, respect to others and respect to our school. Staff utilize procedures for encouraging expected behavior and procedures for discouraging problem behavior. St. Cloud Math and Science Academy is a safe, welcoming, and caring community with a lot of “Pike Pride”.
Communication is Key
St. Cloud Math and Science Academy is committed to great family communication. Our parents are invited to attend parent meetings each trimester during our STEM family nights. Parent involvement is a priority and transportation is provided for each of these events. Our families receive regular communication from our teachers and our school uses the JMC phone system to let families know about important events, school assemblies, STEM nights, parent teacher conferences, important health and weather information as well as testing updates.