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Old 09-28-2023, 07:07 AM
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Hello, I have a student who is both gifted and has ADHD as well as level one autism and I am wondering whether there any school districts in MN that you would recommend for this population. 135 IQ and needs to be challenged academically or gets bored and gets into trouble but also needs a lot of social and emotional supports. Small student teacher ratio is a big class. We can live anywhere and would be specifically moving to MN for public school services
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Old 10-01-2023, 08:08 AM
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Minneapolis Public Schools: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnea...Public_Schools

At an average budget cost of $18,931 per student, they surely must be "knocking it out of the park" in baseball parlance.

And if you move there, make sure you speak up and tell people how things should be run because "Silence is Violence" and you certainly don't want to be violent.
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Old 10-23-2023, 02:44 PM
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Edina fits the bill perfectly.
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Old 02-11-2024, 11:51 PM
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I have a similar child and have lived in several Twin Cities neighborhoods. I like Woodbury schools for their excellent teachers and a very knowledgeable and supportive special ed department. And Woodbury is in Washington County which has wonderful social services with a generous budget. I also like that Woodbury is racially and culturally diverse.

Wherever you choose to live, welcome to Minnesota!
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Old Today, 08:34 PM
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Try something with a gifted program.

Do you want something in the Cities metro area, or something further out where houses are cheaper?

I know that Buffalo has a gifted program. My nephew used to go there, and I wished I lived closer so I could send my daughter. They also have a great phy ed teacher that focuses on things like coordination and flexibility, instead of just pushing team sports like most MN schools.

If you want something in the metro area, the best program is a school in St Paul called Capital Hill. But I read a few years ago they tried to change their testing policy because the rich people from all over the metro were sending their kids to special preschools to qualify them into the program, even if they weren't naturally gifted. However, I think the preschools training their kids to get into it protested. It would be interesting to find out what happened with that.
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