BRIDGES AREA LEARNING CENTER
Bridges ALC is a personalized alternative high school program designed to meet the needs of students who - for a variety of reasons - are not successful in the traditional school setting. Rather than dropping out of school, students have an option to attend Bridges.
In alignment with our district mission to prepare learners to reach their full potential in an ever-changing world, we believe that 21st century skills are essential outcomes of our students' education. Technology can help students become skillful collaborators, communicators, creators and critical thinkers. Our goal is to utilize technology to increase engagement and opportunities to learn anytime, anywhere. Click here to learn more.
Students at PLSAS are learning the language of the future— a language that powers software, websites and mobile applications—and they start in kindergarten. Starting fall 2017, all students in grades K-5 are learning fundamental computer science concepts and skills as a part of their media classes using both hands-on and digital resources. Teachers and other district leaders are also developing courses for secondary students so they can continue to build off the skills they learn in elementary school. Students begin learning how to code through games and activities that teach them how to solve a problem by using a series of commands, like a computer would. This places students on the right train of thought for coding and debugging in the future; it even improves their problem-solving and collaboration skills.
E-STEM (Environmental Education - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is an interdisciplinary approach to instruction and learning focused on inquiry and real world problem-solving in the 21st Century, applying hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematical practices with projects and field experiences related to the environment.
Prior Lake High School and Bridges students have the opportunity to use state-of-the art equipment and technology in our small-scale Fabrication Laboratory, or Fab Lab. In the lab, students can make almost anything, from decals to phone cases. Click here to learn more.
GIFTED & TALENTED PROGRAMS -- SAGE ACADEMY & SYNERGY
The Gifted and Talented Programs & Services help these students thrive by offering challenging and supportive educational experiences and services. Together, these programs and services nurture the academic, creative, artistic, leadership abilities, and social/emotional needs of gifted, talented and creative children. Our programs include SAGE Academy and Synergy.
LA OLA DEL LAGO
La ola del lago - our Spanish Immersion program - offers a full day of core curriculum in Spanish to students in kindergarten through 3rd grade. Immersion will be a long-term, sustainable program for grades K-5.
The Minnesota Center for Advanced Professional Studies (MNCAPS) program is a joint program between Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools and Lakeville Area Public Schools. MNCAPS provides students with real-world immersion learning in professional settings.