Innovative Quality Schools (IQS) has been our authorizer since May 1, 2012. IQS is a leader in authorizing innovative Minnesota charter schools. They have been authorizing since 2010 and today authorize over twenty charter schools.
Stephen O’Conner is our IQS contact. His phone number is 651-234-0900. Email address is email@example.com
GOLDEN FEATHER AWARD
Last year, the DPSA Board’s Personnel Committee established the Golden Feather Award. This award is to recognize the hard work and dedication of the men and women that make our schools special. Parents and guardians were asked to nominate a teacher, paraprofessional or staff member that they thought
exemplified the core values of respect, responsibility, compassion, justice, courage, integrity, hope, and wisdom every day.
For the 2014-15 school year, the recipients of this award were: (Raleigh)Judy Flannigan, Nicole Jensen, and Jen Ondrus ; (North Star) Erika Bergstedt, Kristy Filippini, Aundrea Kinziger, Amber Manion, and Carolyn Rich.
We are dedicated to the achievement of academic and personal excellence for every student. DECS academies include two Duluth locations:
DECS North Star Academy:
3301 Technology Drive (on Rice Lake Rd. at Technology Dr.)
Duluth, MN 55811
For grades K-8; Classes from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
DECS Raleigh Academy:
5905 Raleigh Street, Duluth, MN 55807
For grades K-5; Classes from 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
DECS North Star Academy Named MDE Reward School
Duluth -- North Star Academy has been named a 2013 Reward School by the Minnesota Department of Education, being recognized as a school in the top 15 percent of Title I schools based on their Multiple Measurement Rating.
The Multiple Measurement Rating tallies points based on proficiency, growth and achievement gap reduction based on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments in math and reading.
"This recognition comes because of the hard work and dedication of our teachers, staff and students," said Bonnie Jorgenson, Head of School. "Our Mission is to be focused on the academic and personal excellence of every student. We believe that all students can grow in their math and reading skills and utilize our data to help that happen."
Click HERE to read the congratulatory letter from MDE Commissioner Dr. Brenda Cassellius
The DECS North Star and Raleigh Academies
DECS has continued to grow within the Duluth community. As a result, we have made several facility expansions and improvements including the building of our new facility at 3301 Technology Drive, Duluth and the upgrades to our 5905 Raleigh Street, Duluth location.
We are excited about the opportunities these changes have given to our students and faculty!
Find out more about our
North Star and Raleigh Academies
More about DECS
Second Decade of Excellence
Duluth Edison Charter Schools is proudly into its second decade of celebrating excellence in education for our students, families and community. We are committed to engaging families in their children's education at school and in the home. The DECS Parent Advisory Council further empowers family members to work with their children and participate in shaping our programs and practices.
TUITION-FREE EDUCATION FOR ALL STUDENTS...
Many do not realize that DECS is tuition-free*. Our Schools are free to all students throughout the community regardless of their school district and educational needs. We serve children from kindergarten through eighth grade.
A LONGER SCHOOL DAY FOR BETTER EDUCATION...
DECS offers a longer school day. Every day students spend more time on the basics. For example, 90 minutes on reading and 60 minutes on math in the K-5 schools. More time is spent on small group participation. There's more time with hands-on science, language and arts. Students at DECS receive the opportunity to be given more individualized instruction!
*(Students must reside in Minnesota)