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Minnesota Department of Education Reward School

DaVinci Academy has been named a REWARD SCHOOL for 6 years in a row

Once again, DaVinci Academy of Arts and Science has been recognized for the 2015-16  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 and one of 9 schools total that have received the Reward School designation for all six 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 2015 was 84.16%. The MMR system also gives annual targets for the school, and in 2015 DaVinci Academy surpassed our target goals in math and reading proficiency by 15-50%, for all 5 different subgroups.

Based on the MMR system DaVinci Academy is ranked in the top three charter schools in the state for 2015-16 school year, 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.

DaVinci Academy is one of only 3 charter schools that has been awarded Reward School status 6 years in a row.

On January 28, 2016, after being recognized for 2015, we were visited by Dr. Cassellius, Minnesota’s Commissioner of Education. As a school we had the opportunity to demonstrate to the Commissioner what makes DaVinci Academy special: our students, teachers and staff. Read more about the visit

2016 - National Blue Ribbon School

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Every year the U. S. Department of Education seeks out and celebrates great American schools, schools demonstrating that all students can achieve to high levels. Now in its 39th year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed more than 10,000 awards to over 9,000 schools, with some schools winning multiple awards. Schools are eligible for nomination after five years. The coveted National Blue Ribbon School award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. The National Blue Ribbon School flag gracing an entry or flying overhead is a widely recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning.