ISD #881 Mission Statement
“The mission of Maple Lake Public Schools is to create an exceptional place to learn and work, emphasizing educational opportunities that promote academic achievement, lifelong learning, and productive citizenship in our society.”
Our school district educates about 900 preschool through 12th grade students in a beautiful rural setting 30 miles south of St. Cloud and about 40 miles west of the Twin Cities on State Highway 55. We are dedicated to working together to provide our students with a high quality education in a safe, friendly environment. We receive strong support from our community. School events are well attended and approximately 500 people of all ages volunteer in a variety of capacities in our schools each year.
Maple Lake Elementary School and Maple Lake High School provide our students, staff and community with well-maintained, modern facilities. Up-to-date technology includes five computer labs, several modern servers, wireless internet, iPads, laptop computers, Interactive TVs and modern workstations in each elementary and high school classroom. Skilled personnel maintain our technology and work with community members and staff to plan for the future of technology in our schools. The elementary and high school media centers provide students and staff with a wide variety of printed and electronic resources. Maple Lake has some of the finest indoor and outdoor athletic facilities in the area.
The Maple Lake School Board is dedicated to employing highly qualified faculty members who are appropriately licensed in each academic area. Our students have a history of scoring well on state assessments geared to measure the academic progress of students and schools. Licensed teachers and paraprofessionals work in Maple Lake Public Schools to offer a comprehensive special education program. Maple Lake Elementary and High School offer many programs to help support student-learning: Title Services, ADSIS, Reading Recovery, Reading and Math Corps, Social Work, School-Based Therapy, and Targeted Services. Students in need of low incident services receive high quality services through the Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative (MAWSECO).
Academic offerings are enhanced through partnerships with Southwest Minnesota State University and Lake Superior College, which allow our students to earn up to 37 college credits by successfully completing college level courses at Maple Lake High School. Maple Lake’s membership in the Wright Technical Center provides students with access to 12 job-related courses such as auto mechanics, CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities), medical careers, welding, graphic communication, youth apprenticeships, cosmetology and law enforcement & firefighting.
All students have opportunities to participate in a wide selection of co-curricular and extracurricular activities that have enjoyed enormous success over the last several years. Our athletic programs include football, volleyball, cross country, gymnastics, basketball, hockey, wrestling, baseball, softball, golf, trap, alpine skiing, girls lacrosse, swimming, and track. Students also participate in vocal and instrumental music, speech, theatre, journalism, photography, visual arts, robotics and competitive academics.
Our community education program features an assortment of opportunities for learners of all ages. Arts and crafts, athletics, group trips, theater and a variety of classes are offered to students and community members. Preschool programs include on-site classes, Early Childhood Family Education opportunities for families with young children and Kidville, our on-site daycare that is staffed from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays.
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