Our mission is to educate all learners to reach their full potential as contributing and productive members of our ever-changing global community.

Learning Models Overview

Dial icon- distance learning, hybrid learning, in person learning

It is likely that our district will "turn the dial" between all three learning models: Hybrid, Distance and In-Person Learning (or a combination of them) throughout the school year. Click here to learn PLSAS's process for determining if/when we “turn the dial” to a different district learning model


Learning Models 2020-21

Distance LearningDistance learning icon

Students will learn at home and receive daily interaction with their licensed teacher(s). Distance Learning will be used full time if students and staff are not allowed to be in buildings, as directed under the MN Safe Learning Plan. This year’s program reflects improvements over last year based on staff, parent and student feedback. 

In-Person LearningIn-person learning icon

All students attend school every day, with additional safety precautions including practicing social distancing where possible.

Hybrid LearningHybrid learning icon

All students learn  through a  combination  of distance learning at home and in-person  learning at school with strict social distancing and capacity limits.

NEW: Distance Learning Academy

Under the governor’s executive order, all districts must offer an equitable distance learning model to all families who choose not to attend in-person or hybrid learning due to medical risks or other safety concerns. Families are not required to provide documentation of risks.