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 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 after-school care everyday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm 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 2019-2020!

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.

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 MCA (Grades 3-8)  April 6-23, 2020
Math MCA (Grades 3-8) April 6-23, 2020
Science MCA (Grades 5 and 8) April 6-23, 2020
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 conferences November 1 & 2 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 9-27; May 18-29
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 24-28, March 2, 9, 2020
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 November 1 & 2 or mail to parents. Parents may request to have them mailed at an earlier date.

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

 

School Partner Program with CycleHealth Resilinator

CycleHealth Winter Challenge… Saturday FEB. 22
TRAINING CHALLENGE:
SWEAT CONTEST
Nighttime Glow Racing Option
Custom Beanies
Meet Husky Sled Dog TeamsLOCATION:
FISH LAKE REGIONAL PARK, MAPLE GROVE
  • The website is cyclehealth.org, click on REGISTER and enter the coupon code: YMCA_FEB_2020_25

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.

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