On November 1, 2013, Edina High School was presented with a $16,000 grant from the Japan Foundation to cover the cost of a Japanese language teacher for one year. For the past 20 years, Edina High School has offered Japanese classes to students, but decreased enrollment and lack of funding threatened the program’s existence. According to Susan Brott, director of communications and community engagement at Edina public schools, the new grant will ensure another year of the introductory class Japanese 1. Read more about Grant Ensures Another Year of Japanese Language Instruction in Edina
As high school students look forward to college, many will take the American College Test, or ACT. The ACT is a three-hour multiple-choice exam designed to measure academic achievement in five curriculum areas: English, mathematics, reading and science, Writing and reasoning. A good ACT score can be integral to college admission. To ensure good test preparation, many Edina students turn to tutors and test prep companies such as Thomas Lamosse at Junior Genius ACT Mentoring.
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