Specialty Elementary Schools

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A Focused Theme for Hands-On, Minds-On Learning

At the elementary level, the District has thirteen elementary schools. Five of these schools have been developed as specialty schools with a focused theme. Specialty schools are typically more “hands-on, minds-on” and use an approach to learning that is inquiry or performance/project-based. Teachers still use District and Iowa Core standards in all subject areas; however, the specialty school theme is weaved into all learning experiences.

Hunt A+ Arts Elementary

Irving Dual Language Elementary

Loess Hills Computer Programming Elementary

Morningside STEM Elementary

Spalding Park Environmental Sciences Elementary