Quick Links

Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Main Navigation

Top

Front Page > breadcrumbs: Curriculum >

Working...

Ajax Loading Image

 

Academics

Course Offerings:

Math: 5th grade, 6th grade, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1

English Language Arts 5-8

Science: 5- General Science, 6- Physical Science, 7-Life Science, 8-Earth Science

Social Studies: ‚Äč5- US History (Pre-1803), 6-Minnesota Studies, 7- US History (1803-present), 8- Global Studies

Electives: Media & Technology, Arabic, Creative Writing, Poetry and PE/Health, Explore/Investigate, Discover English

Curriculum Chart

5th Grade

Math:

Pearson EnVisions

ELA:

Pearson Reading Street

Science:

Pearson Interactive Science

Social Studies:

Nystrom Atlas

TCI: History Alive

6th Grade

Math:

Pearson Digits

ELA:

Pearson Reading Street

Science:

Pearson Interactive Science

Social Studies:

Northern Lights

7th Grade

Math:

Pearson Digits

ELA:

Holt McDougal Literature

Science:

Pearson Interactive Science

Social Studies:

McDougal Littell American History

8th Grade

Math:

Pearson Algebra 1

ELA:

Holt McDougal Literature

Science:

Pearson Interactive Science

Social Studies:

Global Studies

The School offers specialized instruction to students in grades 5-8 in Reading, Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Technology, Creative Writing, World Language, and Physical Education. This public charter was started in 2001 to meet the particular cultural and learning needs of East African students. Now, the School serves students from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds.

MIMS has also implemented SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Operational Protocol) to ensure that our majority LEP student population can make simultaneous grade level progress in content area knowledge while developing their academic English abilities.

By reducing the difficulty of language around content area materials--and intentionally working on students’ academic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills--SIOP makes it possible for students to maximize their learning potential throughout the day. Content area specialists connect teaching objectives to state standards and utilize NWEA data to ensure progress along a vertically integrated curriculum model.

To augment the student’s background knowledge, which has been demonstrated to have the largest connection to reading comprehension and vocabulary development in LEP students--all grade levels participate in field trips to local museums, nature centers, libraries, and recreational facilities. MIMS offers two days a week of after school programs in reading, math and homework help for 100 students. Additionally, volunteers from Ubah Medical Academy, University of Minnesota, Bethel College and Cretin Durham Hall High School are actively involved with our students offering tutoring in reading and math instruction.

Some of the major innovative practices implemented over the past six years in collaboration with Twin Cities International Elementary School and currently set in place for the 2017-2018 school year are as follows: Individualized learning plans, Common prep times for teaming, addressing individual student needs, and building teaching interventions, Teach Like a Champion trainings, shifting to standards based grading, Data collection and analysis. Using data to drive instruction, Goal setting based on a mind-set of continuous improvement, SIOP and structured reading interventions, and RTI Response to Interventions.

Our primary focus is on learning. We emphasize a collaborative team model in our school holding high expectations for all students and faculty, in which continuous improvement and essential learning outcomes are results based.

Minnesota International Middle School277 12th Ave North

Minneapolis, MN  55401612-465-8465

Sign up for the News Update.

Back To Top