Academics

Our mission, every day, is to cultivate and nuture the learners at Albany Area Schools, making them ready for life beyond school.  Through a curriculum cycle focused on continuous improvement, students are given the opportunity to explore a constantly changing society and develop the skills to become engaged citizens and innovative thinkers.

 

Elementary Curriculum Overview

Albany Elementary and Avon Elementary provide a solid core curriculum for students guided by the Minnesota Academic Standards.  Core instruction in reading and math are the backbone of a student's academic day.  Homeroom teachers collaborate to provide quality instruction in science and social studies throughout the week.  Students attend physical education, art, music, and media classes taught by specialist throughout a six-day cycle.  Staff works together to include additional enrichment opportunties for all students.

Middle School Curriculum Overview

Albany Area Middle School's curriculum is guided by the Minnesota Academic standards.  Students attend classes in a six-period academic day with an  advisory period at the end of the schedule.  In addition to English-Language Arts, math, science, and social studies, students attend a rotating schedule of fine arts, physical education, health, music, computer,  world language, FACS, and technology courses.  Opportunities exist for students who qualify to take enriched math courses.

High School Curriculum Overview

Albany Area High School offers a broad curriculum to its students in a block schedule format.  Students are enrolled in four classes each of the four quarters.  Beyond math, social studies, science, and English-Language Arts, AAHS offers a diverse menu of agriculture,  fine arts, FACS,  business, world language, tech, Project Lead The Way, physical education, and work-based learning classes.  Students have numerous opportunities to earn college credits while still in high school.