Academics

Greenvale Park Elementary offers a rigorous curriculum focused on ensuring attention to both the academic and social development of our students. A combination of whole group, flexible group and individualized instruction are utilized to meet the instructional needs of each student at their instructional level.

Academic Program Options

There are two academic options for grades 1-5 in the district’s elementary schools—Contemporary and Compañeros. Compañeros is an immersion program in which students learn to speak, read, write, and listen in both English and Spanish. Literacy instruction is split evenly between English and Spanish. Math is also taught in Spanish. Science, social studies, health and other classes occur primarily in English. Children are not automatically enrolled in the Compañeros program. Compañeros enrollment is based on a lottery, and parents need to choose the program they’d like for their children.

Click the button below to read the district’s K-5 Curriculum Overviews.

Curriculum Overviews »

At Greenvale Park, there are a few extra things we constantly strive to implement day-to-day:

  • Set a Goal, Persevere, Succeed
    Students are encouraged to plan ahead, so incremental progress over time shows how success is achievable.
  • Building-Wide Expectations
    A positive atmosphere can do wonders for success, so we’ve created ways to recognize positive behavior. Learn about caught you slips.
  • Character Education
    Regular work on character traits provides students with tools to engage successfully with all people. Learn more.
  • Peer Mediation
    Students learn and practice positive communication tools for dealing with conflict. Learn more.

Response to Intervention (RtI)

Response to Intervention (RtI) is a multi-level framework that integrates instruction, assessment and intervention within a school-wide prevention system to maximize student achievement and reduce behavior problems. Through school-wide screening, students who need a targeted or intensive approach to learning are identified. Interventions are implemented, progress is monitored and data-based decision making occurs to determine the next steps for each student.

You can learn more about the district’s Response to Intervention strategies by clicking the button below.

Response to Intervention (RtI) »

What do MTSS Instructional Coaches do?

MTSS Instructional Coaches support teachers in the process of curriculum, instruction, assessment and intervention in reading and mathematics. For example, they:

  • Provide support, professional development and coaching in the areas of reading and mathematics
  • Lead and support the intervention process
  • Facilitate the Student Support Team process for academic concerns
  • Support the building-wide assessment process
  • Collect, distribute and analyze data
  • Supervise interventionists

Greenvale Park Elementary School • 700 Lincoln Parkway • Northfield, MN 55057 • p 507.645.3500 • f 507.645.3505 • gvpinfo@northfieldschools.org