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Levels of Service One and Two: Enrichment for All Students
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Levels of Service: Enrichment for All Students

Levels of Service: Enrichment for All Students
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"​​​​​​​​​All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talent." -John F Kennedy
 

What are the Levels of Service?

Enjoyable and challenging learning experiences that are constructed around students' interests, learning styles, and preferred modes of expression.  MPS has adapted the Levels of Service Enrichment model. The Levels of Service offer opportunities for ALL students to expand on their areas of personal interest. Each school has a flyer of information regarding the Levels of Service offered at each site. Please contact your school's site lead for additional information. 

 

Level One: Enrichment for ALL

All students have unique interests and learning preferences, and they benefit from exposure to possible new interest areas into, through and beyond the core curriculum. In partnership with support staff, families and the community, teachers modify, adapt and extend the core curriculum in response to interests and learning preferences.

Who: ALL students

What: Enrichment of core curriculum and exposure to possible areas of interest

How:

  1. Frequent exposure to real-world interests through the core curriculum
  2. Assessment of interest and learning preferences
  3. Choices of learning activities within the core curriculum based on interest and/or learning preference
  4. Other enrichment opportunities like:
  • Field trips (link to page with the highlighted below on it)
  • Service learning
  • Guest speakers
  • Residencies

When & Where: Throughout the school day within the classroom.

For additional enrichment opportunities, please visit the parent resource page.


ALL students in MPS experience enrichment through the arts and sciences.

  • 1st Graders visit Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts
  • 2nd Graders see a Children’s Theater production
  • 3rd Graders visit the Minnesota Institute of Art
  • 4th Graders experience the Minnesota Orchestra
  • 5th Graders visit the Minnesota Zoo
  • 6th Graders visit the Walker Art Center
  • 7th Graders see a production at the Ordway
  • 8th Graders visit Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts
  • 9th Graders  see a production at the Guthrie Theater

For more information on these opportunities:

 

Level Two Services: Going Deeper with Interests 

Students deepen areas of interest through school-based enrichment opportunities. Students are encouraged to explore areas that provoke curiosity, thereby discovering unique strengths and talents.

Who: Any students showing an interest, propensity or achievement in a particular area.

What: School based enrichment providing opportunity to deepen or extend an area of interest or strength

How: Students choose or are invited to participate in additional enrichment programming such as:

  • Band/orchestra
  • Word/Math Masters
  • Destination Imagination
  • Clubs
  • Competitions (ie. Geography Bee, Spelling Bee, FPS,Knoweldge Bowl )
  • Student council
  • Interest projects

When & Where: Before, during, and after school​​​​​​​​.

 

Level Three: Services for Identfied Advanced Learner 

For more infoarmtion on Level Three Services, please see the K-8 Advanced Learner Services page on this site.