Mounds View High School profile, 2021-22

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The Mounds View Experience Among the top high schools in the country, Mounds View offers a personalized learning experience in a safe and challenging environment.

Stephanie Bruggers, Principal 651-621-7103

1900 Lake Valentine Road Arden Hills, MN 55112 651-621-7100

School hours are 8:35 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Grades: 9-12 Enrollment: 1,933

We’re personal Each student at Mounds View High School has a Personalized Learning Plan.

A t Mounds View, teachers and staff get to know each of their students personally. The school’s Dean Model prompts students to develop a supportive relationship with an adult who maintains contact with students and their families regularly to ensure a personalized comprehensive learning experience.

Personal Learning Plans Every Mounds View student has a Personal Learning Plan (PLP) and access to personalized post-secondary planning tools. Deans work with students throughout their high school career to create unique goals by analyzing academic data and personal connections using online tools like Naviance. Teachers use students’ interests, prior course completion and achievement data to tailor their daily instructional approach, and students and parents can view progress and receive performance benchmark data throughout the year by logging into the online parent portal, ParentVUE.

A personalized educational program Mounds View’s comprehensive curriculum includes more than 210 course offerings. • A wide range of world language offerings. • Award-winning music options • A variety of enriched and accelerated courses. •O nline and hybrid courses where the majority of the instruction is delivered online, supplemented by face-to-face instruction in a regular seminar.

child receives ‘‘My a high quality 94% education here. ’’

Instructional technology Mounds View is committed to implementing technologies that best align with instructional needs. •W ireless access points are available throughout the building, making the Internet accessible in classrooms and all areas of the school. •A s part of the District’s technology vision and the COVID-19 pandemic, access to technology tools will continue to increase in classrooms. Each student receives their own Chromebook. This increased access to technology provides students with opportunities to extend their learning beyond the classroom walls and allows teachers to personalize instruction to meet the needs of all students.

Safe & supportive 92% of students feel encouraged and supported by their teachers. It’s for everyone Every student has different academic and social needs. Mounds View realizes this and provides a variety of programs, courses and services tailored to all students. • Advanced courses, independent study experiences and more high performance programs.

Ongoing communications about District and school news and events are delivered to parents and subscribers regularly via paperless e-newsletters. Emergency notifications can be delivered to all families in a matter of minutes in the event of a school closing or critical situation. The Mounds View Messaging system sends personalized voicemail and text messages to parents’ phones and email addresses simultaneously. Parents also have the option to add their students’ cell phone numbers to receive text message communications.

Students receiving special services

Special Education 8.2% English as a second language 1.5%

Diversity of student population .1%

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Native American .1% Two or more categories 6.5% Hispanic 6.1% Black 6.6% Asian 14.6% White 66.2%

66.2% Demographics and enrollment data were compiled in November 2021.

The Equity Promise: • Programs and services will be in place at all schools to ensure that race, gender, class and disability will not predict students’ success.

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• Services including Title I, English Language Learning, Indian Education, speech and language services, psychological services, occupational and physical therapy, school health services, social work services, chemical health services, emotional-behavioral disorder education, developmental adapted physical education and other state-mandated services.

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• A full complement of special education and related services for students with educational disabilities.

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better in school and in life beyond our walls. That’s why Mounds View emphasizes student connectedness through a variety of efforts. Students who take advantage of these opportunities report an increased sense of connectedness to Mounds View.

Award-winning co-curricular programs More than 90% of Mounds View students participate in a wide range of co-curricular and extracurricular activities ranging from National Honor Society and student council to football, music, speech and much more. Students involved in music, school publications, drama, athletics, academic problemsolving and other special activities compete in the Suburban East Conference and regularly advance to state, national and international levels of competition.

Online parent portal Mounds View families are encouraged to play an active role in their student’s school experience. Families can stay connected to their student’s daily schedules, attendance records, assignments, lunch balances, test scores, grades, Personal Learning Plans and more using the Mounds View Public Schools online parent portal known as ParentVUE. The online portal, combined with open communication with school deans, teachers and staff, offers families real-time information about their student’s progress, goals and more.

Activities, athletics, clubs and groups offered at Mounds View include: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Adaptive athletics Anime Art club ASL club Baseball Basketball* Best Buddies Board gaming club Bowling Chess club Clay target club Cross country* Dance team DECA Diversity council Drama Drone club Econ club Educators Rising Fashion design club Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) • Football • French club • Frisbee golf • German club • Golf* • GSA • Gymnastics • H2O for Life • Harry Potter club • H.E.A.R.T. club • History club • Hockey* • Lacrosse* • Majorettes • Makers club • Math team • Mock trial • Music: various band, choir & orchestra ensembles

• Mustang Mentors • National Honor Society • Newspaper class (MV Viewer) • Pathfinders club • Photo club • Physics club • Ping pong • Praise & worship • Quiz Bowl • Robotics • Science Olympiad • Senior Stable • Shakespeare • Ski & snowboarding • Skiing (Alpine & Nordic)* • Skills USA • Synergy • Soccer* • Softball • Soror club • Spanish club • Speech • STRIPES • Student council • Swim & dive* • T.E.A.M. • Tennis* • Track and field* • Ultimate Frisbee • UNICEF club • USA Biology Olympiad club • Volleyball • Volunteer club • World culture club • Wrestling • Yearbook class (MV Vista) *D esignates athletics/activities that offer both a boys’ team and a girls’ team.

Post-secondary focus Mounds View offers Military 1% Work/Apprentice 4% Undecided/Other 13% College 82%

College and career readiness Mounds View Public Schools is the first school district in the state to offer a comprehensive Early College program allowing students the opportunity to earn a two-year associate degree for free. Mounds View partners with Anoka Ramsey Community College to offer the Early College program as one of many opportunities students can choose for a personalized focus on post-secondary success. Through the Early College program, 93% of students earn college credits, and 68% earn at least one semester of college credits.

•M ore Advanced Placement (AP) course offerings than most schools (30). •C ollege in the Schools (CIS) courses in partnership with the University of Minnesota, and career and technical education programs in partnership with the Northeast Metro 916 Career & Technical Center. • College credit for full- or part-time college attendance under the Minnesota Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program. • A career and technical education program. • Access to an online career planning system called Naviance that helps students align their Personal Learning Plan goals with their postsecondary plans. Students and parents can track college applications from start to finish, learn about financial aid and scholarship opportunities, research colleges, prepare for standardized tests and more.

High achievement ACT All Mounds View High School students attain college and career readiness. Thanks to a grant from the Mounds View Schools Education Foundation, Mounds View Public Schools was the first school district in the state to ensure every high school junior had a free opportunity to take the ACT on-site during the school day. To date, an average of 99% of students participate in the exam, and Mounds Business View students continue to exceed the state and national test score average. In 2021, the average Construction/ Automotive ACT score of a Mounds View High School student was Solar PATHWAYS TO 25.8 compared to a state average of 21.6 and a POSSIBILITIES national average of 20.3. Pathways to Possibilities Welding AA Degree Mounds View offers students Scholars Engineering/ the opportunity to explore a Manufacturing Mounds View Public Schools consistently ranks variety of careers through specific among the top districts in the state for National Merit coursework aligned to industry pathways. Semifinalists. With 15 Mounds View students named Exploration continues with exposure to industry 2022 National Merit Semifinalists, the District ranked experiences that allow students to follow their interests among the top 10 in the state. In 2021, 636 Mounds and prepare for further post-secondary study, training View High School students took 1,206 Advanced or work opportunities. Placement (AP) exams. Of those students, 80 were named AP Scholars and 52 were named Scholars with Honor, 138 were named Scholars with Distinction.

A popular choice Year after year, we consistently enroll more than 80% of the students in our attendance area. Mounds View High School is a member of Mounds View Public Schools, a school district of more than 11,000 students that routinely ranks in the Top 10 of metro districts when measured by test scores. National high school rankings consistently put Mounds View among the top schools in the country. Mounds View matches the performance and opportunities of area private schools, yet offers the value of public schools.

Enroll Mounds View High School welcomes students in its attendance area, which includes parts of Arden Hills, Shoreview, North Oaks and Vadnais Heights. To enroll, residents can call 651-621-7227.

Reputation of excellence It’s award winning Mounds View’s academic teams consistently win awards in state and national competitions. Year after year, the school’s math team finishes as one of the top teams in the state, and the music program excels in Minnesota State High School League competitions, bringing all-state recognition to band, choir and orchestra members. Mounds View is recognized by the College Board’s AP Honor Roll for significant gains in Advanced Placement (AP) access and consistently receives national recognition in the form of rankings and awards.

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