Impact Academy at Orchard Lake Elementary

Principal: Marilynn Smith

Principal Email: Marilynn.Smith@isd194.org

Grades: K-5

Founded: 2013

School Hours: 9:25 a.m. – 3:55 p.m.

Contact Information

16531 Klamath Trail

Lakeville, Minnesota 55044

Health/Attendance Office: 952-232-2119

Kitchen: 952-232-2104

School Office – Jennifer Welter 952-232-2100

isd194.org/impact-academy

About Impact Academy at Orchard Lake Elementary

Impact Academy at Orchard Lake Elementary is a K-5 school community of about 460 students. Our work with students is grounded in the belief that each child deserves a personalized approach to their learning so they can fully develop a growth mindset about their future. Our families are passionate about creating a strong sense of community and serve our school in many different ways.

Impact Academy at Orchard Lake Elementary is a unique program where our community of K-5 students and 7 teachers learn together. A personalized learning environment is created by having students learn at their “just right”  levels in the areas of reading, writing, and math. Together students and teachers design a pathway of learning to maximize personal interests and talents. Integration of content areas connect learning to real world problems in the service-learning module. Our school focuses on incorporating three key learning areas: Future Ready Skills, Personalized Learning and Service Learning.

Mission

Impact Academy at Orchard Lake Elementary is a caring learning community where students excel through partnerships with families and community. Our vision is personalized learning for all students.

We believe that

  • strong relationships between and among students and teachers promote a positive learning environment
  • recognizing effort rather than focusing on the end product promotes a growth mindset
  • a growth mindset develops through students’ self-reflection on their learning
  • authentic, timely feedback provides a pathway for allows teachers and students to monitor progress toward meeting learning targets
  • authentic, timely feedback provides a pathway for ownership of student learning
  • authentic, timely feedback purposeful assessment increases student achievement through focused instruction
  • high student engagement increases when instruction includes time for choice, creativity, movement and adapts to differences in learning styles
  • technology can help increase engagement by personalizing the learning experience
  • authentic, timely feedback purposeful assessment increases student achievement through focused instruction

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