The mission of the 5-6 team is to challenge all of our learners to grow both academically and socially through a cooperative environment.

Intermediate Program

At Achieve Language Academy, each homeroom in the intermediate program has a mix of 5th and 6th grade students to form a learning-filled community.


The students participate in two academic blocks daily – a Language Arts and Social Studies block and a Math and Science block. These classes begin to develop the necessary academic skills that prepare our students for middle school and high school.


The three major student goals of our team are the following:

  1. Use differentiation to meet the needs of each learner

  2. Continue to teach literacy skills through all subject areas

  3. Emphasize higher level thinking and problem solving skills

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

Michael Jordan

Links for Learning

Jackie Christian, Grade 5, Math|Science

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This will be my 19th year here at Achieve Language Academy! I enjoy the learning and fun we have in class and am thankful to be part of my students' education.


I have an amazing husband (Louie) and two wonderful children (Louie Jr. 5th grade and Cassie 9th grade). When I am not teaching, I enjoy being with my family just hanging out, camping, and sometimes golfing.


One thing most students learn about me right away is I love the Peanuts character Snoopy. You may find some around my classroom:-)

Marissa Flanagan, Grade 6, Math|Science
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This is my second year at Achieve, and I am thrilled to be here! I grew up in the Twin Cities and my favorite season is fall. I studied Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education at Concordia University, St. Paul. My favorite food is watermelon and my favorite animal is an elephant. In my free time, I am usually reading or baking. 

Jackson Lund, Grade 5, Language Arts
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 I grew up in Sioux Falls, SD and attended the University of St. Thomas. I enjoy hiking, doodling, playing sports, reading, and spending time with my cat, Finn. This is my first year at Achieve Language Academy and second year teaching. 

Kaylee Gueltzow, Grade 6, Language Arts
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Ms. Gueltzow grew up in Prior Lake, Minnesota and went to Augsburg University where she majored in Education and German. This is her first year teaching at Achieve. In her free time she likes to travel, read books, explore the cities, and hang out with her dog, Sherlock.

Achieve Language Academy, a caring preK-8 public school in St. Paul, MN.


When: Happening during the 2020-2021 School Year

Leaving school at 9:00 am on Wednesday and returning before bus dismissal on Friday

Where: Camp St. Croix, Hudson, Wisconsin

About 30 minutes from the Twin Cities

2169 Stillwater Avenue E

St. Paul, MN 55119
Phone 651-738-4875
Fax 651-738-8268


Office Hours

8:30 am-4 pm, M-F 

School Hours

8:05 am-2:35 pm, M-F

Extended Care Hours

6:55-7:50 am and

after school in partnership with Conway Kids Time

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Authorizer: Novation Education Opportunities | Wendy Swanson Choi | 612-889-2103 | executive.director.neo@gmail.com