MSAD's elementary program consists of grades Kindergarten through 5th grade. Our department is divided by grades and we utilize both large and small group settings for instruction. We offer an ASL/English Bilingual approach to teaching. We offer a visual, hands-on approach to education and our classrooms are full of active learning. Our classroom content follows the Minnesota State Standards and we have adopted textbooks that follow these standards as well as meet the learning needs of our students. Our students' academic day focuses on reading, writing, math, science and social studies. Speech, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy services are provided on a pull-out basis as determined by each student's individual IEP.
CARE and Student Recognition Assemblies
Our elementary school team has implemented a year-long character program, RISE (Respect, Integrity, Service, and Equity). Our goal is to foster students to grow academically, socially, and emotionally as a citizen who values academic, respect others and have empathy in their lives.
To recognize our students’ growth and success, there are monthly Trojan(s) of the Month assemblies where we recognize and celebrate students who have demonstrated excellence in these regards: academic performance, character, behavior, effort, and social relationships.
Classes at Roosevelt Elementary School
We have a co-op relationship with Faribault Public Schools. If a student would like to take classes at Faribault Roosevelt Elementary, we will coordinate schedules, interpreters, transportation, and accommodations. The opportunity to take classes at both MSAD and Faribault Public Schools is a worthwhile experience for many of our students. The deadline for signing up for fall classes will be April 1st and for spring classes will be November 1st, each year.