As we plan for a return to school in the fall, we realize that things will probably look differently. The Minnesota Department of Education is scheduled to announce final re-opening guidelines the last week of July but it appears they are preparing us for some form of blended plan. Blended instruction is a combination of on-site and distance learning which we have both executed successfully. Our commitment is to implement state recommendations with the flexibility to serve the individual preferences of families. Provided that we have the authority and resources to do so, we are committed to serve some families entirely through distance learning, some entirely on site, and some using a blended model. Please continue to check with us as we work towards our final plans for re-opening in the fall!
High School Program
Our high school program is adding 11th grade next year and 12th grade in 2021-22. Join the first FIT Academy graduating class, enroll now!
We believe that children who are healthier, happier, and primed for learning will succeed academically. That is why we begin the journey of teaching and learning by paying attention to the whole child first. Convention tells us to focus on teaching and curriculum but common sense tells us to begin by ensuring that children are primed for learning. At FIT Academy, this means providing a strong foundation of health & fitness.
High School Academic Program & Post-Secondary Options
The goal of our high school program is to provide a broad base of academic opportunities and a strong academic foundation. This foundation will prepare students for post-secondary opportunities, including taking full advantage of dual enrollment such as PSEO beginning as early as 10th grade. All students at FIT Academy are eligible for the PSEO program, however, individual colleges make final determination as to the eligibility and enrollment of students based on their criteria and deadlines. You may find out more by visiting our secondary coordinator or contacting the college admissions office directly. Please review the document found below.
Please note that the daily schedule has been modified for distance and hybrid learning in response to the pandemic. Please see our Back to School Page for additional information.
High School Schedule
Our high school schedule for 2020-21 will transition to 6 periods per day including the four core courses, a health & physical education course, a world language, and an art/music option. Other options such as AP level courses and online courses may also be available.
Contact & Information
For more information about our high school program or about PSEO, we encourage you to contact our secondary coordinator, Angie Halama at firstname.lastname@example.org.
High School Academic Priorities
School Calendar & Daily Schedule
Our FIT Academy school calendar is identical to the District 196 calendar. Our school hours will be as follows:
Start Time: 8:10am
End Time: 3:15pm
9th Grade Schedule
English Language Arts 9
Government, Citizenship, & Economics
10th Grade Schedule*
English Language Arts 10
Health & Physical Education
World Language / Art & Music
11th Grade Schedule*
English Language Arts 11
Intro. to Psychology / Sport Science & Kinesiology
Proposed 12th Grade Schedule for 2021-22*
English Language Arts 12
* Note that 10th-12th grade students have the option to pursue PSEO and earn some of these credits at a local college
High school students will have fitness breaks in the morning and afternoon but will no longer go to recess or field day
2020-21 After School Activities
Note that this plan was developed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our after-school activities will largely be driven by response to the pandemic.
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 other area schools. We will continue to explore offering drivers education after school in 2020-21.
Athletics & Activities
FIT Academy will continue to coop with United Christian Academy (UCA) for those who wish to participate in varsity and advanced junior varsity participation in Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, and Track.
FIT Academy will develop our own developmental programs or B level teams to be hosted at FIT Academy. We are exploring offering the following sports: Cross Country, Girls Soccer, Tackle Football, Basketball, Golf, Badminton, Track
FIT Academy will work with the HS student council to develop additional social and arts related activities that appeal to our student body.