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MDE Designates 9 Friends of Education Schools as High Quality

02.24.2022

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) annually designates selected charter schools as High-Quality based on school performance.  To receive a High-Quality designation, charter schools must meet performance benchmarks in math, reading, and science proficiency; math and reading growth; and graduation rates (for high schools).  In addition, charter schools must meet financial and compliance benchmarks established by the state.

In 2022, the MDE designated only 22 of Minnesota’s 179 charter schools as High-Quality (or 7% of all Minnesota charter schools), while 75% of Friends of Education schools (9 of 12) are designated as High-Quality.  

That schools maintained focus on their scholars’ education during the difficult pandemic period reflects so highly on school leadership and staff.   Friends of Education congratulates its schools on receiving this selective and well-deserved recognition:

ASPEN ACADEMY

COLOGNE ACADEMY

DAVINCI ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

HENNEPIN SCHOOLS

NOVA CLASSICAL ACADEMY

PARNASSUS PREPARATORY SCHOOL

SEVEN HILLS PREPARATORY ACADEMY

ST. CROIX PREPARATORY ACADEMY

YINGHUA ACADEMY

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