For Families

Information for Families

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

FIT Academy’s calendar is based on the District 196 calendar.

Our 2021-22 school day will be as follows:

  • 8:00am to 2:45pm, Academic Day for All Students
  • 2:50pm-5:00pm, After School Care (fee will apply)
  • 2:50pm-5:00pm, After School Sports & Clubs for grades 6-12. (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 after-school care everyday from 2:45pm to 5:00pm for grades K-5. Please check with the school for information on rates.

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 United Christian Academy in Bloomington.

Middle School Sports Offered at FIT Academy
Boys & Girls Cross Country (Fall)
Boys Basketball (Winter)
Girls Basketball (Winter)
Boys & Girls Track (Spring)
Strength Training (Year Long)

HS Activities Offered Through United Christian
Boys & Girls Cross Country (Fall)
Boys Soccer (Fall)
Girls Volleyball (Fall)
Boys Basketball (Winter)
Girls Basketball (Winter)
One Act Play (Winter)
Boys Baseball (Spring)
Girls Softball (Spring)
Boys & Girls Track (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.

Store Now Open for 2021-2022!

We are pleased to announce that FIT Academy will be providing bus transportation to students who reside throughout the District 196 boundaries. We also offer an independent bus route throughout Burnsville.

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 952-847-3798 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.

ACT Testing
April 2, 2022

MCA State Assessments
Provider: Pearson
Requiring Authority: State of Minnesota
Content Areas Tested: Reading, Math, and Science

Testing Dates:
Reading MCA and MTAS (Grades 3-8 & 10) April 11-15, 2022
Math MCA and MTAS (Grades 3-8, & 11) April 18-21, 2022
Science MCA and MTAS (Grades 5, 8, & 10) April 25-29, 2022
MTAS Alternate Tests, May 2-6, 2022
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) are generated and printed by the state and sent to schools in the Fall. FIT Academy will review the ISR’s with parents at parent-teacher conference or mail to parents. Parents may request to have them mailed at an earlier date.

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: Fastbridge
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-9
Testing Dates: September, January, & May
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 15-25, 2022
Estimated Duration: Total of 3 hours
Reporting of Results: Individual Student Reports (ISR’s) are generated and printed by the state and sent to schools in the Fall. FIT Academy will review the ISR’s with parents at parent-teacher conferences or mail to parents. Parents may request to have them mailed at an earlier date.

Join Us for FIT Fun Run Fundraiser, Saturday November 6, 8:00am

School Partner Program with CycleHealth Resilinator

What’s the Resilinator? It’s a buddy race on a 2.5 mile nature trail around Hyland Lake. The course is designed to test your physical strength, toughness, and teamwork as buddy pairs. The Resilinator takes place on Sunday October 24th during your registered time slot.

Who is Cycle Health? Cycle Health is kid-powered wellness. Their mission is all about creating a new cycle of health beginning with kids! They are a leader in being a kid first company that lets adults piggy-back on kid races. They have been a partner of FIT Academy’s since we opened and have helped provide FIT with more opportunities for families to be active outside of the school day. CycleHealth’s mission aligns well with FIT Academy’s in providing families more opportunities to be active together!

The buddy pairing of this event is endless! Kids ages 5-7 may race but require an adult to race with them Kids 8-18 may race with someone in the same age group or with an adult.

Find out more by visiing Cycle Health’s website is listed here: http://www.cyclehealth.org/events/#fallz. The Resilinator is listed on the top of the page and there is more information on the event itself as well as the register button.

For more info or to register visit: http://www.cyclehealth.org/events/#summerz

2019-20 Spring Sports at FIT Academy

We are offering Boys/Girls track, Boys/Girls Golf, and Boys/Girls Volleyball.

Boys/Girls track will start the week of March 2 and conclude the week of April 27. Practices will be twice a week (TBD) with up to 4/5 track meets once a week starting in April. Practices will be held here at FIT or area District 196 middle school tracks. The meet schedule will be out sometime in the next couple weeks.

Boys/Girls Golf will start the week of March 30 and conclude the week of May 4. This will be an introductory approach to the sport with an emphasis on fundamentals, rules, safety, and etiquette as well as learning the golf swing and knowing the different clubs. Some time will be spent at a local area golf course working on the practice green and the driving range.

Boys/Girls Volleyball will start the week of March 2 and conclude the week of April 27. Practices for 5/6 grade team will be Mondays and Fridays with matches once a week on Wednesdays. Practices for the 7/8 grade team will be Tuesdays and Thursdays with matches once week on Fridays. The game schedule for both teams will be out next week.

To register for any of these sports activities, please email athletics@fitacademymn.org or contact Mr. Cassidy.

Spring Sport Information 2019-20


 

2020-21 High School Sports & 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.

Click here for information on applying for Minnesota health care programs