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The school year is right around the corner! Learn more about enrollment options at Northfield Public Schools.

Targeted Services

School Dropout Prevention and Student Academic Assistance

The mission of Targeted Services is the intervention and prevention of school dropout. Services are designed to help students to be successful and to remain in traditional school. The focus of Targeted Services is on social/emotional/academic skill building and remediation. Targeted Services programming for students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade occurs on an extended day/extended year basis. If you feel your child would benefit from this program, please contact his or her teacher directly for a referral.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to attend Targeted Services programming, the student must be referred and qualified as eligible according to the following State and District criteria. The student must meet at least one of the areas in the top portion (section with lines), and ALL the District Criteria in the bottom section (section with the bulleted list) of each drop down menu below.

  • Elementary Age Criteria (for PLUS)

    Northfield PLUS Program

    ____ Performs substantially below the performance level for pupils of the same age in a locally determined achievement test. _____ Has been excluded or expelled.

     

    ____ Speaks English as a second language or has limited English proficiency. ____ Is a victim of physical or sexual abuse.

     

    ____ Has experienced mental health problems. ____ Has experienced homelessness sometime within six months before requesting a transfer to an eligible program.
    ____ Has withdrawn from school or has been chronically truant. ____ Is behind in satisfactorily completing coursework or obtaining credits for graduation.

     

     

     

    AND

     

     

    This is a Minnesota Department of Education program in which students must meet (Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.68, Subdivision 2) criteria as well as the following.  Please note the following criteria students must meet in order to enroll in the PLUS program:

    • able to follow verbal instructions and directions provided by Plus Program staff and supervisors;
    • demonstrate age-appropriate cooperative play and work behaviors (i.e., turn taking, sharing, etc.) in both small and large group activities with minimal adult supervision;
    • able to work independently without disturbing others when assigned individual tasks;
    • able to safely and successfully transition from one activity to another, and from one location to another with minimal adult supervision; and
    • refrain from hitting, kicking, biting, and other forms of physical aggression toward other students and staff.

     

     

  • Middle School Age Criteria (for BLAST)
    ____ Performs substantially below the performance level for pupils of the same age in a locally determined achievement test. _____ Has been excluded or expelled.

     

    ____ Is at least one year behind in satisfactorily completing coursework or obtaining credits for graduation. ____ Has experienced homelessness sometime within six months before requesting a transfer to an eligible program.
    ____ Has been assessed as chemically dependent. ____ Is a victim of physical or sexual abuse.
    ____ Has been referred by a school district for enrollment in an eligible program. ____ Is pregnant or is a parent.

     

    ____ Speaks English as a second language or has limited English proficiency. ____ Has withdrawn from school or has been chronically truant.
    ____ Has experienced mental health problems.

     

    AND

     

     

    This is a Minnesota Department of Education program in which students must meet (Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.68, Subdivision 2) criteria as well as the following.  Please note the following criteria students must meet in order to enroll in the PLUS program:

    • able to follow verbal instructions and directions provided by Plus Program staff and supervisors;
    • demonstrate age-appropriate cooperative play and work behaviors (i.e., turn taking, sharing, etc.) in both small and large group activities with minimal adult supervision;
    • able to work independently without disturbing others when assigned individual tasks;
    • able to safely and successfully transition from one activity to another, and from one location to another with minimal adult supervision; and
    • refrain from hitting, kicking, biting, and other forms of physical aggression toward other students and staff.

     

Summer Programming & Classes

Northfield Public Schools offers summer coursework to help students get a head start on the upcoming school year.

K-8 Summer Programming

The program is offered at no cost to students and includes lunch and at least one snack.  Safe, structured, supervised activities will be offered for youth completing grades K – 8 in the PLUS and/or BLAST programs. Licensed teachers will lead programming that includes fun, hands-on activities that strengthen reading, math and social skills. Afternoon recreation opportunities will include sports, arts and crafts, music, swimming, guest speakers, and more.  Transportation within the city limits of Northfield and Dundas will be provided with neighborhood pick up/drop off locations.

For more information please contact Daryl Kehler at 507-645-1201.

Grade 10–12 Summer Classes

Please refer to the ALC website for information on Summer Classes for grades 10-12.

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