Covid-19 Updates

Temporary Office Hours:

There are currently no scheduled office hours.

 

Please feel free to reach out to your child's teacher, the office manager, or the principle via email and they will do their best to respond in a timely manner.

Katie Piehl .................................. Office Manager ....................... katie.piehl@phxacademy.org

James Gagner............................. Principle ................................... james.gagner@phxacademy.org

Distance Learning Contacts:

If you have questions or need assistance with distance learning, please reach out directly to the following teachers:

Delaney Walsh ............................ Kindergarten ............................ delaney.walsh@phxacademy.org

Erica Parrish ................................ 1st Grade .................................. erica.parrish@phxacademy.org

Sonja Govednik .......................... 2nd/3rd Grade .......................... sonja.govednik@phxacademy.org

Mary Stamm ............................... 3rd/4rd Grade ........................... mary.stamm@phxacademy.org

Joseph Worwa ........................... 5th/6th Grade ........................... joseph.worwa@phxacademy.org

Distance Learning Plan

Click the icon below for more information about Phoenix Academy's Distance Learning Plan

Phoenix Academy is currently closed for the rest of the school year 

due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

We are still accepting enrollments for 2020/2021!

This situation is constantly changing and we will will do our best to keep information on this site current and up to date. Please check back often for updates.

All activities are canceled. As directed by the Governor of Minnesota, distance learning will continue through the end of the school year.

School Office Hours: School days from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

MCA Testing Schedule

April 8th – 9th .................. 5th Grade .......................... Science

April 14th – 16th .............. 3rd – 6th Grade ................ Math

April 21st – 23rd .............. 3rd – 6th Grade ................ Reading

April 28th – 29th ........................................................... Make Up Days

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS

Working Session Meetings occur on the 1st Tuesday of each month

Board Meetings occur on the 3rd Thursday of each month

May 20th - Board Meeting (Remote Zoom Meeting)

Open to the public: If you wish to attend via ZOOM meeting, please contact Mr. Gagner for a meeting invite: james.gagner@phxacademy.org

All meetings begin at 6 p.m. at Phoenix Academy,

38460 Lincoln Trail, North Branch, MN, 55056

in the school library.

Public Charter School

 

Proven research backed curriculum and innovative teaching methods.

Accountability

 

All Phoenix Academy teachers are licensed and highly qualified.  Phoenix is authorized by the Minnesota Guild and Licensed by the Minnesota Department of Education. 

Tuition -  Free

Charter schools are publicly funded public schools. We are open to all Minnesota students. 

Why do we integrate the arts?

Research strongly supports the notion that arts education and integration can help struggling students to better learn the topics. For example, (Fiske, 2002) found that the arts provide students with authentic learning experiences that are real and meaningful to them. Others have discovered that when the arts are integrated into academic instruction, the learning experiences can become enhanced with discovery, improving the conditions for learning. Over the past two decades, ample research has been conducted establishing direct correlations between sustained involvement in arts programs and the development of cognitive and meta-cognitive capacities or “habits of mind,” associated with high student achievement and college readiness. These capacities include focused perception, analysis, elaboration, problem solving, motivation, active engagement and critical thinking skills.

 

We do not believe that simply increasing art activities alone is a silver bullet in achieving academic success. The Phoenix Academy school program also incorporates practices of schools that have been labeled “highly successful.”

For example, we offer:

• Smaller class sizes

• Research supported curriculum

• Small group instruction daily

• Uniform policy to enhance a strong school culture.

• A team teaching approach

• Connected classrooms that allow for daily team teaching.

• High levels of professional development for teachers;

• Instructional assistants that are highly trained;

• Staff that possess (and demonstrate) attributes of flexibility, optimism, adaptability, and the ability to problem solve.

 

Contact Us

Principal: James Gagner

james.gagner@phxacademy.org

38460 Lincoln Trail, Suite 1

North Branch, MN 55056

Phone: 651-237-0656

Fax: 651-237-0659

Authorized by: Minnesota Guild of Public Charter Schools (www.guildschools.org)