Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Petition to Support Our School

On January 19, 2012 the Four Directions Charter School (FDCS) received a letter from the Minnesota Department of Education stating that the current sponsor, the Upper Midwest American Indian Center’s application for sponsor renewal was denied. This means that FDCS had until June 30, 2012 to find a new sponsor. However, the due dates to apply for many sponsorships had already passed by the time we received the letter. 

As of today, the FDCS has contacted all 26 sponsors that are approved by the State of Minnesota but has not received a positive response. The principal is still working on one sponsor who is willing to help, but the time is running out. FDCS has been providing a great service to a very important part of our community for the last 21 years. The school first opened as an alternative school in 1991 and then converted to a charter school in 1999. FDCS has been very successful in graduating first generation American Indian, Hmong, African American, White American and Hispanic students. Most of our students have been pushed out of the regular public school system. A lot of our graduates have gone to college and are currently working in the community. 

FDCS has been the only rescue place for many of these students; without this school, some of our students would never have had an opportunity to graduate from high school. Our students are more than a low test score. They are very capable of completing their credits towards graduation. Since FDCS is the only Native American Charter School in Minneapolis, in this Native American month, we ask your support to continue our school and its unique service to the community. We need your help. Please click on the button below and sign our online petition. We will forward your name to the governor's office and hopefully we can get the attention needed to keep the doors of the school open in years to come. Mii-gwetch! r: #8a8a8a; font-family: Arial; font-size: 9px; font-style: italic; margin-top: -3px; padding: 1px 2px 2px; text-align: center; width: 196px;">

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Annual Report

Each year Four Directions Charter School prepares and presents an annual report for public review. Please CLICK HERE to review the 2010/2011 Four DIrections Charter School Annual Report.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Marshall Memo

The Marshall Memo is a great resource for educators and parents. The memo includes articles by nationally recognized educators and researchers that look at how educational practices can be improved.

We cannot share this memo on a regular basis becuase of copyright issues but you can subscribe to the memo yourself or stop by and visit with staff to review these articles that are published weekly.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

2011 - 2012 School Board Meetings

School Board Meeting Dates for 2011 - 2012 School Year

September 20, 2011 @ 3:30 PM
November 29, 2011 @ 3:30 PM
February 21, 2012 @ 3:30 PM
May 22, 2012 @ 3:30 PM

All meetings are open to the public. The board meets at 1035 West Broadway, 2nd Floor Classroom, Upper Midwest American Indian Center.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Classes Begin Tuesday, September 7th, 2011

Regular classes begin Tuesday, September 7th. If you haven't registered yet for classes, it's not too late. Just see Elizabeth Saunby and she will assist you with the paperwork.