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We are proud to offer a wide range of courses in a house-style environment to ease students through the transition from elementary school to middle school.

SoWashCo Schools is required to put state standards in place and determines how their students will meet the standards and benchmarks by developing courses and curriculum and choosing teaching methods.

What Content Areas have State Academic Standards in Minnesota?

  • English Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Physical Education
  • The Arts

SoWashCo Schools must develop its own academic standards for:

  • Health
  • World Languages, using current world languages standards developed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • Career and Technical Education

Welcome to Middle School

Welcome to Middle School

6th Grade

Welcome to sixth grade

7th Grade

Welcome to seventh grade

8th Grade

Welcome to eight grade

Assessments and Grading

Information about state tests and grading policies and procedures


AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is designed to increase school-wide learning and performance.

Career and College Readiness

Preparing students with the knowledge, skills and competencies to successfully pursue a degree, diploma, certificate or industry-recognized credential and employment.

English Learners

Support and resources to help develop a student's English language proficiency. 

Gifted Education

Nurturing the talents and abilities of all SoWashCo students

Special Education

A comprehensive program for students with unique learning needs.