Cologne Academy continues to expand with new addition

Tom Corbett and crews from Corbar put up roof trellis and the shell of the new addition using a boom truck on Wednesday. (NYA Times staff photos by Adam Gruenewald)

Tom Corbett and crews from Corbar put up roof trellis and the shell of the new addition using a boom truck on Wednesday. (NYA Times staff photos by Adam Gruenewald)

Work is progressing on the latest 10,080-square-foot addition to Cologne Academy, which will open in the fall of 2013.
Cologne Academy has occupied the current 16,114-square-foot building since the school opened in September 2008 with seven classrooms and 126 students in kindergarten to fifth grade.
In 2010, there was a 8,763-square-foot seven–classroom addition built and in 2012 an additional 13,019 square feet was provided giving the school the needed space to house its 386 students.
Next fall, Cologne Academy will house three classrooms each of kindergarten, first, and second grade, two classrooms each of grades 3-5 and one classroom each of grades 6-8.
Each year Cologne Academy will continue to offer three kindergarten classes so that by the school year 2019-2020 the school will have three classrooms in all grades K-8.  Cologne Academy has long term strategic and financial plans to ensure and sustain the excellence in education it has established in its short tenure.
Cologne Academy is a kindergarten through eighth–grade Minnesota public academic charter school featuring the Core Knowledge Sequence curriculum and character development. Like all public schools, Cologne Academy teaches the  Minnesota state standards and these standards are embedded and enriched through the CK Sequence.
Cologne Academy is a public school of choice. Many Minnesotans are unaware of our state’s rich history in the charter school movement.  Minnesota ranks first in charter school law and is supported by many families and students throughout the state.  Charter schools, like other public schools, are not a financial burden/obligation of the cities.  Like traditional school districts, charter school’s revenue streams are created from student enrollment and are computed from formulas mandated by federal, state, and local government.

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