Resource: Beacon Academy (Maple Grove, MN)
Website: Beacon Academy (Maple Grove, MN)
URL: http://www.beaconacademy.com/
Description: Opened in the fall of 2004 with grades K-3, Beacon Academy, a tuition-free public school, has two classes per grade covering K-8. Enrollment is approximately 400 students and the school is located in the lower level of the Church of the Open Door in Maple Grove. What makes Beacon Academy different from most other Core Knowledge schools is the inclusion of comprehensive Spanish instruction at each grade level. Spanish is used daily to enrich specific lessons in many classrooms. Beacon Academy is not an immersion school but a FLES-language program that includes daily instruction in Spanish along with supplemental Spanish instruction in other curricula areas. This school has been identified as allowing acceleration for profoundly gifted students.

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