The North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District is “A community collaborative dedicated to educating and empowering all learners to excel in our changing world.”
With its mission in mind, District 622 provides life-long educational opportunities for residents of all ages.
Encompassing 42-square miles, District 622 includes all or portions of seven communities within the Twin Cities area – North St. Paul, Maplewood, Oakdale, Lake Elmo, Landfall, Pine Springs and Woodbury.
Serving more than 74,000 residents, the district includes:
· Nine elementary schools (K-5)
· Three middle schools (6-8)
· Two high schools (9-12)
· Early childhood education center
· Alternative learning center
· K-12 student services program
· Diploma center
· Special education transition center
· Senior center
The district’s wide-variety of Community Education programs serve residents of all ages.
Residents of the community can be proud of the high-quality programs and services the district provides. From highly trained teachers in its preschool programs to nationally-recognized programs at the high schools, District 622 is always striving to be the best.
District 622 is committed to the success of every student. Academic program highlights include:
· An established FREE All-Day Everyday Kindergarten program
· Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) specialists at every elementary school
· Four-year-old Pre-K program at three sites
· Middle school world language
· A wide range of Advanced Placement and College in the Schools courses at both high schools
· Technology integration with SMARTBoards in nearly all classrooms
Staff members work with families and teachers to choose the most appropriate school programs and settings. High Potential students are identified through parental input, teacher referral and standardized test scores. Student Services provides support for children with special needs.
For parents of secondary students, District 622 has the Parent Portal system, which allows parents to access their student’s academic information online, from anywhere, at anytime.
Integrated technologies are also in place throughout the district, including the use of interactive whiteboards in district classrooms, increasing student engagement during the learning process.
District 622 has a centralized Student Enrollment Center at the District Education Center, 2520 East 12th Avenue, North St. Paul, which is open from 7:30 am. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. For registration information, call 651-748-7550.
The Elementary School Program
Each elementary school provides an academically and socially balanced approach to education for students in grades kindergarten through fifth. For each grade level, the district has a comprehensive curriculum that includes essential outcomes, outlining what students are expected to know and be able to do.
District 622 offers free all-day, every day kindergarten for our students. This well-established program is part of the District’s commitment to providing a top-notch education focused on ensuring academic success for all. The program is a full-day curriculum that provides students with a strong educational base as they begin their school careers.
The Middle School Program
District 622 embraces a middle school concept, serving students in grades 6-8. The middle schools are built around the “house” concept, in which each grade has a majority of its classes located in one area. A strong curriculum is at the center of the middle school foundation, with grade-level expectations established for each subject. Besides the traditional coursework, a number of academic and social opportunities outside the classroom are offered.
The High School Program
Preparing students for the future is the foundation behind the District’s high school program. A comprehensive curriculum is designed to challenge the interests and abilities of the diverse student body. Whether students are college- or career-bound, District 622 works to ensure that all graduates are prepared for that next step.
College credit is offered for full- or part-time college attendance under the Minnesota Post-Secondary Enrollment Options program and through the College In the Schools program. Both high schools also offer a number of Advanced Placement classes.
Outside of the regular school day, students may participate in athletic team sports and co-curricular activities. In both academic and athletic competitions, District 622 students regularly receive state and national recognition for their achievements.