DaVinci Academy is named a REWARD SCHOOL for the 4th year in a row!
Once again, DaVinci Academy of Arts and Science has been recognized for the 2013-14 school year as one of Minnesota’s “Reward” Schools by the Minnesota Department of Education. Reward schools are the state’s highest performing schools, recognized for their quality education practices. DaVinci Academy is one of only 3 Minnesota charter schools that have received the Reward School designation for all four years since the Multiple Measurement rating (MMR) system was introduced in 2011-12. The MMR rating measures student proficiency, student growth, achievement gap reduction and, for high schools only, graduation rates. The percentage of possible points a school earns out of 100 possible is its MMR score. DaVinci Academy’s MMR score for 2014 was 79.23%, up from 78.81% in 2013.
The Multiple Measurement Ratings (MMR) system also gives annual targets for the school, and in 2014 DaVinci Academy surpassed our target goals in math and reading proficiency by 35 to 75%, for all 5 different subgroups. Based on the MMR system DaVinci Academy is ranked in the top three charter schools in the state for 2013-14, among the approximately 70 charter schools that receive Federal funding to help low-income and at-risk students.
Congratulations to our students, parents, teachers, administrators and staff.
Town Hall Meeting on Future Expansion
You are invited to a DaVinci Academy Town Hall Meeting!
When: Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 6:30 pm
Where: DaVinci Academy of Arts and Science (Gymnasium)
Why: The school board is exploring options for adding a high school and/or replicating the successful elementary/middle school program. To do either requires significant commitment and participation from the community.
What: A session for the board to share important perspectives on starting a high school or expansion. An opportunity for the public to ask questions and to inform the board of the level of commitment that exists to help start a High School or expansion.
This is your chance to begin participation in helping this future planning. We will be asking people to indicate if they will help with the work. Bring interested friends, neighbors, and family members (not limited to current DaVinci families).
If you are interested but cannot make it, please let us know if you are willing to help or learn more.
Questions or to indicate your interest: Please contact Michael Hebert.