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Achievement and Integration

Mankato Area Public Schools is eligible to participate in the Achievement and Integration for Minnesota program established to close Minnesota's academic achievement and opportunity gap. The District Achievement and Integration Plan for 2019-2022 has been reviewed and approved by the Minnesota Department of Education. 

The purpose of this program is to pursue racial and economic integration, increase student achievement, and reduce academic disparities in Minnesota's public schools.
  1. Increase the percentage of students of color and those who qualify for Free and Reduced Priced Lunch (FRPL) enrolled in a Parent Aware certified program
  2. Increase the percent of All students that meet or exceed on the 3rd-grade Reading MCA (MN Comprehensive Assessment) 
  3. Increase the percent of ALL students in each student group that participate in a teacher career pathway in grade 8 
  4. Increase the percent of students of color and FRPL enrolled in integration career pathway activities
  • Scholarships and transportation for Parent Aware Early Learning environments.

  • School/Community Liaisons to facilitate communication, build trust, and assist with building-wide initiatives to support students, teachers, and families.

  • Equity-trained Mentor Coaches at schools (PreK-5th grade) to support teachers with culturally-relevant best practices.

  • Professional development partnership with Minnesota State University, Mankato, New Teacher Center to meet the needs of diverse learners.

  • Develop and train Parent Ambassadors as partners with the district on student and family engagement efforts.

  • Launch 8th-grade education pathway

  • Transportation for multidistrict integration college and career pathway activities.

  • Students from MAPS, St. Peter, and JWP high schools will engage in a multidistrict integration collaborative with learning activities focused on relationship-building, equity, leadership, and elevating student voice. 

  • Students from MAPS and partnering districts will engage in StoryArk’s Youth Creative Arts Initiative to produce podcasts, short films, and creative writing content that is reflective of their interests and life experiences.  


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Director of Administrative Services, John Lustig
10 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 2
Mankato, Minnesota 56001


For more information on Minnesota's Achievement and Integration Program visit the MDE Achievement and Integration website.