Distinctive Schools has been celebrating new school locations and new school openings this 2017-18 school year!
Minnesota Excellence in Learning Academy
Maple Grove, Minnesota
On Thursday, August 31, 2017 Minnesota Excellence in Learning Academy (MELA), part of the Distinctive Schools network, celebrated its new facility located at 9060 Zanzibar Lane North, Maple Grove, MN 55311 with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
MELA offers a special opportunity for students in kindergarten through fifth grades with its personalized learning model. Its personalized learning model enables teachers to tailor learning plans to student’s unique interests, aspirations and abilities. At MELA, students are empowered through engaging curricular approaches related to real-life experiences. Educators are respectful of and seek student opinions, promote positivity and caring relationships in their school community, and give learners a true voice in the way they learn.
The decision to move to the new location was to meet the growing need of more space as the school expands to serve additional grade levels. MELA will expand its academic program offerings to give additional students a world-class educational experience and maximize the effectiveness of its learning model.
More information on Minnesota Excellence in Learning Academy can be found at http://www.mnela.org
Distinctive College Prep - Harper Woods
Harper Woods, Michigan
Distinctive Schools, in partnership with the Distinctive College Prep Board of Directors, celebrated its latest school opening, Distinctive College Prep (DCP) in Harper Woods, Michigan at its ribbon cutting ceremony on October 4, 2017. DCP - Harper Woods is a free, not for profit, charter school with plans to serve students in grades kindergarten to eighth grade, and currently has students enrolled in kindergarten, first grade, second grade and third grade.
“Distinctive Schools was instantly drawn to the Detroit-metro area,” said Distinctive Schools President and COO Scott Frauenheim. “We wanted to be part of Detroit’s ‘Comeback City’ narrative by opening a school that is one with joy and hope, where there is a spirit of community, as well as a focus on academic achievement. We believe all children deserve an education that prepares them for a healthy and promising future.”
The school’s classrooms incorporate flexible learning environments which enable students to work in small groups, self-directed situations, 1:1 setups and collaborative group arrangements. Distinctive Schools’ existing campuses have demonstrated improved student outcomes through its personalized learning, and flexible learning environments, by increasing student achievement 1.5 years in each academic year.
Distinctive College Prep (DCP) - Harper Woods is located at at 19360 Harper Avenue, Harper Woods, MI. More information on Distinctive College Prep - Harper Woods can be found at www.dcpharperwoods.org.