For Families

Information for Families

The information on this page will help you and your student be successful throughout the year.

For the 2017-18 school year, FIT Academy’s calendar is identical to District 196, except for the addition of one STEM day.

Our school day will be as follows:

  • 8:20am to 2:40pm, Academic Day
  • 2:50pm-6:00pm, After School Activities
  • 2:50pm-6:00pm, After School Sports & Clubs for grades 6-8. (fees may apply)

FIT Academy offer free and reduced lunch priced meals to the children of families who qualify. Please refer to the information below to determine eligibility and apply.

Click here to access the JMC portal to view student attendance and records.

After School Care
FIT Academy will offer an after-school care program for students in grades K-5 everyday until 5:45pm. The cost is $18 per student per day and discounts are available for students on the free & reduced lunch program.

After School Activities
FIT Academy offers a number of after-school activities for students. These include clubs, sports activities, as well as co-curricular activities offered in partnership with Christian Life Academy (CLA) in Farmington.

Clubs & Activities Offered In 2017-2018
Chess Club
Fitness Club
The Creatives
After-School Math Support
Empower Leadership for Girls

Middle School Sports Offered at FIT Academy
Boys Basketball
Girls Basketball
Flag Football

Middle & HS Activities Offered Through CLA
Boys & Girls Soccer (Fall)
Girls Volleyball (Fall)
Boys Basketball (Winter)
Girls Basketball (Winter)
One Act Play (Winter)
Boys Baseball (Spring)
Boys Volleyball (Spring)
Girls Softball (Spring)

Students at FIT Academy will be required to wear uniforms. Black or navy shorts (seasonal), skirts, or slacks with no writing, logos or decals may be purchased by parents at any retailer (i.e. Target, Macy’s etc.). School polos and school sweatshirts will be available through the school year.

Visit New School Store Open February 9-18

We are pleased to announce that FIT Academy will be providing bus transportation to students who reside throughout the District 196 boundaries.

Students who live beyond the district’s boundaries will be allowed to catch their nearest bus on the edge of those boundaries. Under this plan, FIT students will catch a district bus to their nearest middle school and will then take a transfer bus routed directly to FIT Academy.

Use the resources below to see the district 196 transportation maps. Feel free to call Tamra Paschall at 952-255-9089 if you have any additional questions regarding transportation.

District 196 Schools Map

Map Your Address to Nearest Middle School

FIT Academy is committed to limiting the amount of time spent on standardized assessments while meeting state and federally established testing requirements. We will also perform reading and math diagnostic assessments the first and second weeks of school to ensure that we best serve our students academic needs early on in the school year.

MCA State Assessments

Provider: Pearson
Requiring Authority: State of Minnesota
Content Areas Tested: Reading, Math, and Science (grades 5 & 8 only)
Who Will Be Tested: All students in grades 3-8 will be tested in Reading and Math. Students in grades 5 & 8 will also be tested in science.
Testing Dates: Reading & Math will be tested April 9-13. Science will be tested April 17 & 18. Make-up testing for reading and math will be April 16-19. Make-up testing for science will be April 23 & 24.
Estimated Duration: Reading: 2.5 to 3 hours. Math: 1.5 to 2.5 hours. Science: 1.5 to 2 hours. Note that these are estimates as students are not limited in how long they take to complete a test.
Reporting of Results: Individual Student Reports (ISR’s) will be mailed to parents. ISR’s are generated and printed by the state and sent to schools in the Fall. FIT Academy will mail ISR’s no later than 30 days after they are received from the state.

State Requirement: FIT Academy is required to administer the MCA state assessments. We are also required by law to post the following document:


Diagnostic Assessments
Provider: Exact Path Online
Requiring Authority: This is a school requirement
Content Areas Tested: Two separate tests, one for reading and one for math
Who Will Be Tested: All students in grades K-8
Testing Dates: September 6-15
Estimated Duration: 45 minutes to 90 minutes per content area. Note that these are estimates as students are not limited in how long they take to complete a test.
Reporting of Results: Results will be reported to parents at the trimester 1 conferences November 2-3 as well as end of trimester 1 report cards mailed home.


ACCESS Testing for English Language Learners
Provider: WIDA
Requiring Authority: Federal Government
Content Areas Tested: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking
Who Will Be Tested: Students who qualified based on pre-screening and received parent permission
Testing Dates: February 26-28
Estimated Duration: Total of 3 hours
Reporting of Results: Results will be reported to parents as part of the trimester 2 report card mailed home.

Families who qualify for free and reduced lunch
may inquire with the administration about reduced fees

International and Olympic Festival
Friday February 23, 4:00-6:00pm

Join us for an afternoon of fun and discovery featuring displays, food, dancing, from around the world with an Olympic theme! This is free and open to the community! Please consider representing a country, the more we have the better! Representing a country could include any or all of the following: Food, displays, music, a dance group, etc…! Please email Mr. Allaire if you would like to be involved! All students will go home after school and should return with their parents at 4:00pm. The community is also welcome so please bring grand parents and friends along!


Cycle Health Kidarod Adventure Race
Saturday February 24, 4:30pm

The Kidarod combines running, snowshoeing, mushing, sledding, climbing, and obstacles into an unforgettable race just for kids. Family races will begin at 4:30pm and kid-only races at 5:00pm. This is open to grades 1-8 and takes place at Fish Lake Reserve in Maple Grove. We will have a bus leaving FIT at 3:30pm and returning around 6:30pm. Please register below and RSVP if you plan to ride the bus!

FIT Racing Options (select one of these)
Family at 4:30pm
Kid Only at 5:00pm
Click Here to Register for the Kidarod. COst is $30 per person. Use Coupon Code FIT50 before Feb. 4 for 50% off entry fee. After Feb. 4, discount is 10%.