The mission of Mankato Area Public Schools is "Committed to working together equitably, so that each learner has the knowledge and skills to be a successful and contributing citizen in a diverse global society." Mankato Area Public Schools offers a comprehensive curriculum with differentiated programming options for all levels of learners. A results-based continuous improvement process is utilized to monitor curriculum content and instructional design to ensure that our students' learning meets all required Minnesota Academic Standards.
Mankato Area Public Schools' elementary experience provides a foundation for learning for all students. Beginning in kindergarten, students learn a wide variety of skills necessary to give students options for life. We focus on foundational skills in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. In addition, art, music, physical education and health, and media and technology play an important role in our students' ability to think creatively, globally, and in a healthy manner. Our staff works to ensure that all students learn at high levels and meet their fullest potential.
Mankato Area Public Schools' middle school experience reflects the attributes identified within a middle school model that supports the success of young adolescents. The middle school model establishes a mentor relationship between teacher and student, creates a small community of learners, and implements a flexible interdisciplinary curriculum that encourages active and personalized learning. Mankato middle school students continue to develop their skills and knowledge in the core areas of English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science, and Health.
In addition to the core classes, students have a wide variety of educational experiences in the exploratory classes of Art; Communications; Family and Consumer Science; Project Lead the Way; Physical Education; and Music. Accelerated offerings and differentiated instruction allow students' needs to be met at individualized levels. Our staff works to ensure that all students learn at high levels and meet their fullest potential.To accomplish this, they use ongoing formative assessments and work in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to analyze student data to address individual needs.
Mankato Area Public Schools' high school experience provides students with the opportunity to maximize their learning and ensure options for life. In addition to traditional course offerings, students have a wide variety of electives from which to choose. Mankato Area Public Schools is proud to offer Advanced Placement courses and Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID). We offer students the opportunity to earn post-secondary credit through Advanced Placement offerings or Articulated Courses, which provide technical college credit to students while still in high school. Our staff works to ensure that all students learn at high levels and meet their fullest potential. To accomplish this, they use ongoing formative assessments and work in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to analyze student data to address individual needs. For more information visit our high school registration guide.
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What is Mankato Area Public Schools Online School?
Mankato Area Public Schools is an approved supplemental online provider that offers courses to students in grades 9-12th. An approved supplemental online program allows students to take up to but not more than three online courses at a time. These virtual classes are an option for all Minnesota students who can work independently, are focused, and looking for a flexible schedule. MAPS online school is also a great way to supplement your high school experience with classes not offered at your current school.
To start the registration process, please contact:
Teaching and Learning Department
Last day to enroll in Fall Semester:
Monday, September 25, 2023
Last Day to enroll in Spring Semester:
Monday, February 12, 2024
Available Classes for 2023-2024 School Year
The classes listed below are the online options available through MAPS.
*Class availability is based on capacity limits.
Spanish I WLSO1012 (online)
Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
Meets requirements: Elective
Spanish I students develop communication skills to be able to meet basic communication needs in a variety of situations. Students learn the beginning of the Spanish language structure built around a basic working vocabulary. Eight themes involving practical Spanish usage address interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational applications of the language. In addition, students gain an understanding of Latin American and Spanish ways of life.
Spanish II WLSO1022 (online)
Prerequisite: Spanish I
Grade: 10, 11, 12
Meets requirements: Elective
Spanish II students expand their vocabulary, review material from Spanish I, continue studying the fundamentals of grammar, and acquire further ability to communicate in Spanish. Students are provided the opportunity to develop the ability to speak and understand the language on a usable conversational level.
Communications LACO1120 (online)
Grade: 11, 12
Meets requirements: English/Language Arts
This course examines how verbal and nonverbal communication impacts people’s perceptions of themselves and the world around them. As students critically analyze how communication both shapes and reflects culture, students will examine, develop and refine intrapersonal, interpersonal, small group, public speaking, and media literacy communication skills. Completion of this course satisfies the ELA standards in media literacy, speaking and listening. Online courses will have face to face requirements as determined by the instructor.
Strength for the Journey PEPO1100 (online)
Meets requirements: Physical Education
The purpose of Strength for the Journey is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to prepare for an active lifestyle. Strength for the Journey will build upon student knowledge and understanding of the F.I.T.T. principle as it applies to muscular strength and endurance. The course will provide students with knowledge and exposure to individual and group activities that can increase their strength and mobility health. Aquatic survival skills, CPR, and prevention/care of injuries are required components of this course. Online courses will have face to face requirements as determined by the instructor.