If your child will be 5 years old by September 1, 2021, it's time to plan for kindergarten. Kindergarten enrollment is open from November 17 - January 15. We invite you to visit the Kindergarten webpage for information and details about the upcoming kick-off events.
Chaska High School
Eastern Carver County Schools students learn at their own pace — it’s part of personalized learning. High school students have opportunities to participate in advanced placement courses, numerous electives aligned with interest and passion areas, and project-based learning choices.
Monday, Nov. 16 and Tuesday, Nov. 17 are planning days for district staff, NO SCHOOL for students EXCEPT La Academia and Kinder Academy students who are already in distance learning. All students return to learning in the distance learning model on Wednesday, Nov. 18. At this time, we anticipate remaining in this model through winter break.
Next week, our district will shift to distance learning for all students grades K-12. We anticipate remaining in that learning model through winter break which ends Friday, Jan. 1.
In consultation with MDH and Carver County Public Health today, based on recent positive cases and related quarantines, La Academia and Kinder Academy will shift to a distance learning model for a two-week quarantine starting Monday, November 9.
CliftonLarsonAllen, who conducted the audit, gave the district a “clean audit opinion." This is the best an organization can do in an audit and has been the case for several years.
The district will post weekly county and district COVID-19 information on the Return to Learn webpage
The free meal program is scheduled to continue through the end of 2020, but Federal funding may end at any time. Because we don't know precisely when funding may run out, families who feel they may qualify for free and reduced lunch services should apply online now using the Application for Educational Benefits. LINK: http://lunchapp.112online.org
Teachers in Eastern Carver County Schools not only lead instruction but also facilitate learning for each student. They teach by guiding students towards mastery of content and instilling 21st century skills. Students have access to a variety of resources and tools, and teachers connect student learning beyond the classroom.
Engagement with Learning Tools
With teachers as facilitators, students use a variety of educational tools and resources to maximize learning. While technology will never replace the role of the teacher, it will shape the future careers of our students. Our goal is to prepare students for success beyond high school, wherever their aspirations take them.
Most living and working environments have changed dramatically over the last several decades. Design of spaces and their furnishings reflect purpose: how we live, how we work, and how we learn. We are redefining learning spaces with a variety of furniture, layouts and technology that facilitate collaboration, creativity, comfort, and safety. They also convey a sense of belonging and purpose. School should be a place where students feel welcomed and empowered to learn.
Learner Voice & Choice
Students have the freedom to design the way they showcase their learning based on individual styles, experiences, passions, and needs. Respected as capable co-designers, learner agency is cultivated throughout all learning experiences. As learners become increasingly self-aware they grow into their own best advocates: showcasing their learning based on their individual styles, experiences, passions, needs, and knowing “what’s next” for their ongoing development.