Minnesota International Middle School
The Minnesota International Middle School opened in the fall of 2001 to provide best-practice English as a second language instruction (EL) in an American school environment. The curricula of the school rely upon research-based academic programs with nationally proven track records and are oriented toward enabling students to master the English language and other areas crucial for success in higher levels of secondary education as well as at the University Level.
Throughout the years a great deal of time has been directed towards professional development. This includes strengthening of knowledge of the content area, content delivery, sheltered instruction framework, and collaboration. Furthermore, the school works diligently to provide an environment that is conducive to learning. Additionally, multilingual educational assistants are in the classroom assisting the students at their varying ability levels.
There are a number of support staff members on site to assist both the students and the teachers in order to aid in instruction. Community members also provide assistance in a variety of areas, which in turn provide a vital link to the community.