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School of Environmental Studies High School
12155 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd, Apple Valley, MN 55124
The School of Environmental Studies is an optional high school in Apple Valley for grades 11 and 12, with a focus onMore environmental topics and issues. Much of the curriculum is interdisciplinary and incorporates environmentally-based questions into the learning. It's adjacent to the Minnesota Zoo, which partners with the school on various projects. Each trimester, students take a seven-day intensive course, which becomes the students' sole academic focus for the seven-day period. Students can participate in sports and other extracurricular activities.
Diamond Path Elementary School of International Studies
14455 Diamond Path, Apple Valley, MN 55124
Diamond Path Elementary school is one of District 196's magnet elementary schools, with a focus on internationalMore studies. Its students receive a traditional elementary curriculum but with added focus on world cultures, people and issues. The curriculum requires that all students take either Mandarin Chinese or Spanish language classes. Students use video conferencing and participate in service-learning projects, as well as many before- and after-school activities. Fourth-graders take a yearly trip to Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning center, and the school hosts annual parent and family nights.
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