What is targeted services?
Targeted services is a state-funded, by-invitation-only program that offers additional learning opportunities to academically targeted K-8 students. Students are invited if they would benefit from the program and are able to be independent, safe and successful within the program.
Targeted services programs are purposefully designed to build academic skills, as well as to help students develop better organizational and social/emotional skills. Targeted services programs are taught by highly-qualified teachers and are offered at Anoka-Hennepin schools through extended day (before and after school) and summer school programs (extended year).
Extended day (before and after school)
Extended day programs are held at a student's assigned school of attendance outside of the regular school day. The intervention is an optional learning support that students receive, which is intended to serve students who meet specific academic criteria and are struggling in core academic areas. Days of the week, time of day, length of the sessions, and classes offered will vary from school to school.
Contact the targeted services secretary at your child's school for more information.
Targeted services summer school is an optional, four-week program and is only available to students who have qualified academically based on district and state assessment scores and/or district reading and math benchmarks. For specific information regarding the possibility of your child attending the summer program, please contact your child's classroom teacher.
The summer program follows the same school year expectations of strict attendance and behavioral policies. Summer school is a privilege and adhering to these policies will promote an atmosphere that will provide the best educational learning experience for all of our summer school students.
In Anoka-Hennepin, students qualify based upon informal and formal district assessment measures such as NWEA MAP, MCA and district reading and math benchmarks. Students are selected for participation because they have demonstrated academic performance below grade-level expectations, are at-risk for failing to meet the state's academic content standards, or have social challenges that may put them at-risk of not being successful in school.
The identification of students who could benefit from a targeted service program can be referred by: classroom teachers, support teachers, social workers, or other school personnel.
Continuous learning plan (CLP)
Every student enrolled in a targeted services program must have a continuous learning plan (CLP). The CLP is required by the Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.128, Subdivision 3. It is a communication tool to show why the student was recommended and to involve/inform the parents about the process. A parent/guardian must sign the registration form for the extended day/year program, as well as their child's CLP.
Targeted services contact information
Each building has a targeted services building lead or coordinator and a targeted services secretary who oversees the program process. Please ask your child's teacher who this person is at your child's building if you have questions.
- Elementary and middle school director: Dr. Annette Ziegler, 763-506-1122
- Elementary and middle school secretary: Judy Kronstedt, 763-506-1072