Team Academy

A nonprofit organization

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TEAM Academy is a K-6 charter school located in Waseca, MN. We are committed to giving our students experiences outside of the classroom.

Our Mission: TEAM Academy: Where students and potential meet! Our Vision: Through collaboration of students, teachers, and parents we expect: Achievement of personal growth Building of strong character Contribution to a diverse society Our Values: Aspirations Responsibility Courage Generosity Cooperation Respect Perseverance Honesty TEAM Academy, of Waseca, Minnesota, opened its doors in the fall of the 2009-10 for the start of its 6th school year. TEAM Academy students experience… …a focus on postsecondary attainment; …an optional extended school day; …easy communication with teachers – teachers are on-call, phone calls are expected; …a culture committed to respect and goal setting embedded in the school day. Providing the choice: TEAM Academy is an optional educational program choice for all students. Any parent may enroll their child in TEAM Academy. The school will be modeled after the KIPP and Marva Collins Preparatory School philosophies. KIPP and Marva Collins have established a highly structured and caring educational environment. An atmosphere of collaboration is developed for students and staff. KIPP and Marva Collins model the belief, “There is no “I” in Team.” These models will not be duplicated, but instead modified to meet the unique needs of children and families of Waseca and the surrounding area. …for expanded academic rigor… The school day will begin at 8:00 and will end at 2:45, however academic offerings will be provided until 4:00 each day. A lengthened school day is a key to enhanced student learning. Teachers are on call if students or parents have questions regarding homework beyond school hours. This means of communication will be expected and encouraged. Parents, teachers and students will be active members in the communication process. Each teacher will give daily homework. Parents will be asked to sign-off on homework completion. Increased homework is viewed as essential for heightened learning. The vision and goal of attending a post secondary education will be developed with the students and will be integrated throughout the daily curriculum and atmosphere of the school. At TEAM, the belief is not that every child can learn, but that every child WILL learn. …and elevated commitment… Every child learning is not something that will happen automatically. At TEAM Academy the creation of partnerships between the school, parents, and teachers is essential. TEAM staff will meet with parents and students individually before the start of each school year. The purpose of these meetings will be to explain the details of the program and to build collaboration with the staff, parents and student. The teacher, parent(s) and student(s) will sign a contract indicating their choice and commitment. In the beginning of the year the majority of the instructional time will be spent building a collaborative, structured, and caring community. The majority of our teachers are trained in Responsive Classroom. All staff at TEAM have this same philosophy. Parents, students, and teachers working collaboratively are essential to carrying out these beliefs. …and a focus on results. TEAM Academy uses the NWEA MAP test and MCA-II as our standardized tests. At TEAM, we want out students to gain experiences outisde of the classroom. This year our students will attend field trips to the following places: Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade - Children's Museum 3rd grade - Science Museum Sleep Over 4th grade - Camp Omega 5th grade - State Capitol 6th grade - Wolf Ridge All of our field trips are funded by fundraisers throughout the year.

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Team Academy

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220 17th Ave NE
Waseca, MN 56093