Board, Policies, Plans, & Handbooks
All Board Documents are available to the public here.
Click here for 2019 Board candidate applications.
Each month’s folder contains the Board agenda, minutes, and materials, including all financials reported monthly.
To sign up for public comment period, please email the Executive Committee or sign up in person 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the Board meeting.
The Great River Board has the following committees: Executive, Finance, and Student Experience.
State Required Posting
MDE Report Card for Great River School (you can filter by grade level and test subject).
Postsecondary Enrollment Options
Adolescent students at Great River may take courses for college credit through the Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program. To learn more about this option, please visit this page or contact Dean of Students Matt McElrath at email@example.com.
Great River School is a public school and as a public school is required to administer standardized testing. We administer the following tests:
MCA math, reading, & science in Grades 3-11
ACCESS for ELL (English Language Learners)
ACT plus writing for Grade 11
Plans and Handbooks
Early Admission - See Enrollment Eligibility Section in Enrollment/Lottery
If you have questions about policies, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
IB (International Baccalaureate) Policies
Great River's authorization by the State of Minnesota as a public charter school and Novation Education Opportunities (NEO) gives GRS credentials to grant a Minnesota high school diploma. As a charter school, GRS is an independent school district under the governance of our own School Board. Additionally, GRS is accredited by the International Baccalaureate Program as a World School for the 11th and 12th grade program. There is no accreditation process for Montessori Secondary schools.
Authorizer Contact Information
Novation Education Opportunities (NEO)
Wendy Swanson-Choi, Executive Director 432 Denmark Ave, Ste 130
Eagan, MN 55123 (612-889-2103)
Faculty Licensure & Accreditation
All GRS faculty are state licensed. All elementary faculty are trained Montessori teachers. The majority of adolescent faculty have attended a 5-week adolescent orientation program with the North American Montessori Teaching Association in Ohio. Others have taken courses with the MN Montessori Training Center or in Bergamo, Italy. International Baccalaureate teachers are IB trained.