OUR CURRICULUM

At Best Academy, we are working to build strong foundations to help students in north Minneapolis graduate from high school, go on to graduate college, and successfully transition to a career. We use a “gap-closing” educational framework and our scholars spend 25% more time in school than students at a typical Minnesota public school.


OUR ACADEMIC MODEL 

Best Academy improves academic achievement and exceeds academic performance of low-income and socially-disadvantaged students in existing public schools in Minneapolis through; 

  • a high-expectations/no excuses culture
  • a rigorous curriculum
  • highly-qualified, effective teachers 
  • great principals and school leaders 
  • eight hour school day
  • an extended school year
  • an after-school program 

AN ACADEMIC DAY AT BEST ACADEMY

The academic day at Best Academy focusses on ensuring our scholars are academically on track and have opportunities for enrichment. An academic day consists of;

  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Character Education
  • Reading 
  • Science
  • Art/Music/Computers or Gym

Interim Assessments are implemented weekly and results used to brainstorm how to better support scholars' learning. 

OUR LITERACY PLAN

Click here for our Literacy Plan.