students working in the fab lab

The sky’s the limit.

Our schools offer many unique programs and opportunities to meet the needs of all students. The district is committed to providing all students with boundless opportunities focused on student achievement, choice and innovation. Learn more about the many programs that make District 196 a “district of choice.”

AVID students collaborating
AVID Program

The Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a College Preparation System that closes the achievement and opportunity gaps many students face. The AVID elective offers an academic elective class targeting students in the academic middle that have the desire to go to college.

American Indian Education programAmerican Indian Education Program

The American Indian Education Program is focused on meeting the unique cultural and academic needs of American Indian students. The program includes a host of events and resources for our Native American families. 

students in world language classBilingual and Multilingual Seals

The study of World Languages provides students with a comprehensive education and the worldwide perspective necessary to become global citizens. Research shows that language learning supports academic achievement, provides cognitive benefits, and affects attitudes and beliefs about language learning and about other cultures.

career development programCareer Development Program

The Career Development and Enrichment Opportunities Program offers a variety of courses designed to expose students to possibilities available in today’s and tomorrow’s workforce. These courses help students understand their interests and talents and select potential career fields for their future.

earning college creditEarning College Credit in High School

In today’s global economy, students must be well-prepared for the demands of college and the workplace. We support the development of a wide array of post-secondary options for high schools.

English LearnersEnglish Learners

The English Learner (EL) program supports multilingual learners in acquiring the English they need in order to succeed in the classroom and beyond, in accordance with the State of Minnesota Guidelines and English Language Proficiency Standards.

CurriculumGifted and Talented Program

Gifted education services encompass curricular and instructional opportunities directed to the unique needs of the gifted student including differentiated curriculum and opportunities for subject and grade acceleration.

glacier hills students outsideMagnet Schools

Magnet schools offer parents increased choice in their child’s education by providing a concentrated theme that offers innovative ways to meet students’ learning goals through a particular focus, or theme.

students working in the fab labSTEM Program

We are proud to offer a strong STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education for students from kindergarten through grade 12. From our PreK-12 STEM Pathway to cocurricular classes there are many ways your child can experience STEM in our schools.

Title I ProgramTitle I Program

The Title I program is a federally funded program that provides valuable supplemental services to raise the achievement of elementary children who are performing below grade level in the areas of reading and math. For more than 30 years, Title I programs have played a key role in raising student achievement levels throughout the nation in these subject areas.