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Parnassus Recognized as High Quality School 2014-2015

Parnassus Preparatory School - High-Quality Charter School

Minneapolis, February 12, 2015 — Parnassus Preparatory School is pleased to announce that it met the criteria set by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) as a high-quality charter school.

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has named 22 charter schools, out of 158 in Minnesota, eligible to apply for grants from Minnesota's Federal Charter Schools Program Grant Project to expand and/or replicate their education model. 

The 22 schools identified as High-Quality Charter Schools have a track record of increasing student achievement and student success and were identified based on proficiency and growth on standardized state tests, graduation rate (for high schools), and demographics. 

Last year, the award was given to charter schools that qualified and were in operation for at least three years. Parnassus Preparatory School qualified, but, since the school had only two years of operation at that time, did not officially received the award.

For the second consecutive year, Parnassus has met the criteria for the High-Quality Charter recognition. This time, Parnassus met the entire criteria necessary including academic, demographic and the three years in operation minimum requirement. Constance Ford, Executive Director at Parnassus, stated, “We were both excited and honored to receive this news.  Our teachers and staff work hard each day to educate our students in the classical framework.  A classical education helps our young scholars make significant academic gains and works in our favor toward closing the achievement gap.”  

Authorized by Friends of Education, and approved by the Minnesota Department of Education in 2009, Parnassus Preparatory School is the only licensed K-12 public charter school in the Northwest metro area that offers the classical trivium, a proven educational method and theories that have delivered high academic performance results. The school continues to accept applications for Prima – 2nd Level Rhetoric (Grades K-10) for the academic year of 2015-2016. Applications can be submitted at:  http://www.parnassusprep.com/admissionforms_15_16.aspx

Parnassus Preparatory School
11201 96th Avenue North
Maple Grove, MN 55369

Parnassus Preparatory School
11201 - 96th Avenue North
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Main Office Hours: 7:30am – 4:00pm
Main Number: 763.496.1416
Fax Number: 763.898.3977
Bus Company (American Student Transporation): 763.425.2542
After Hours & Emergency:  763.691.9689
Animus & Accendo Programs: 763.496.1416 ext 247
Authorizer: Friends of Education
200 East Lake Street
Wayzata, MN 55391
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