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Fostering a love of lifelong learning for all students

The Department of Learning & Achievement is committed to:

  • Providing quality learning experiences that lead to high levels of learning for each student;
  • Delivering professional development opportunities to help teachers learn more about instructional tools that can be used in classrooms, effective teaching practices, and ways to measure student learning; and
  • Leading a review of tools used in classrooms, learning activities, and different ways to assess student learning.

We strive to ensure that each student has the opportunity to learn at high levels by focusing on the different ways students learn and connecting what's learned in the classroom to what students experience in their daily lives.

Early Childhood

The Early Childhood program in Osseo Area Schools provides high quality, developmentally appropriate classes and opportunities for all young children and their families.



Early Childhood Screening

Early Childhood Screening is a free service for children ages 3-5 and helps ensure young scholars are prepared for success as they begin their education journey.


Early Childhood Special Education

Any child between birth and five years with a demonstrated developmental delay, and who meets certain criteria, is eligible to receive Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) services.


Preschool & Prekindergarten

We offer tuition-free and fee-based preschool and prekindergarten classes for children ages 3-5. Programming is available throughout the district.



Kindergarten is a time for growth and discovery as children are exposed to a wide range of subjects, including math, reading/language arts, social studies, science and more.




In elementary school, your child will experience academic rigor in subjects ranging from reading/language arts to math, science, social studies, health, art, music (vocal and instrumental) and physical education. 


Middle School

Our middle school program keeps young adolescents engaged and challenged; helps them discover new interests; and supports their intellectual, social and emotional growth. While in middle school, your child may even take courses eligible for high school credit.


Senior High School

High school offers opportunities for students to explore, grow and prepare for entering the workplace or college. In addition to choosing core subjects and a wide range of electives, your child can participate in sports, theater, arts, clubs, music, community service and leadership opportunities.



Learn more about testing, grading and report cards for elementary and secondary students in Osseo Area Schools.




American Indian Education

American Indian Education empowers American Indian students and their families and enhances their potential through culture-based educational programming. 



Career & Technical Education

Career and Technical Education programs help students gain academic and technical knowledge, skills, competencies and attitudes required in college and careers.



Community-Based Vocational Assessment & Training

The Community-Based Vocational Assessment and Training program provides work-based learning opportunities for students with disabilities to acquire entry-level skills to competently transition from school to community.


Digital Learning

Thanks to a supportive community, Osseo Area Schools uses technology to enhance the academic experience for scholars at all levels.



Literacy Plans

Read our Dyslexia Plan and Local Literacy Plan to gain a better understanding of the work we do to enhance children's reading proficiency.



Get a head start on your dreams with Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)—a program that allows students in grades 10-12 to earn both high school and college credit while still in high school.


Summer Programs 2024

Learn more about academic and enrichment opportunities for students offered through the district's Summer Programs. 



Talent Development, Academic Challenge & Gifted Support (TAG)

Learn more about the rigorous and enriching opportunities offered through the district's Talent Development, Academic Challenge and Gifted Support (TAG) program.


Title I

Title I is a federally funded program that provides instruction for students who need extra academic help. Its goals are to help these students succeed in the regular classroom and improve achievement in reading and math skills.


WBWF Summary and Achievement and Integration Progress Report

Learn more about the 2020-21 Combined World’s Best Workforce (WBWF) Summary and Achievement and Integration (A&I) Progress Report.