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Grades 1-2


The mission of the primary level program is to provide an experiential learning setting where culturally diverse learners will find academic success.

Grades 1-2

Primary Level Program

The primary level program takes 1st and 2nd grade learners where they are, holistically assess the needs of each learner and provide educational opportunities that facilitates individual academic success.

The elementary school program is committed to the fact that primary level learners have developmental, academic, and social needs specific to their age. Achieve's primary level learning environment addresses a variety of learning styles with an emphasis on experiential activities.


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

  1. Focus on individual learner strengths and needs
  2. Develop literacy skills and mathematical thinking
  3. Build a responsive classroom community

A child's LIFE is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.

Grades 1-2 Staff

Heather Gorman

1st Grade Teacher

Hello! This is my 5th year teaching 1st grade at Achieve. I love watching my students l...

Jalen McDonough

1st Grade Teacher

Hello! I am Jalen McDonough, and I currently live in St. Paul! I grew up in North Branc...

Brittny Sonsalla

2nd Grade Teacher

Hello! My name is Brittny Sonsalla, and I teach second grade here at Achieve. I grew up...

Denise Vernstrom

2nd Grade Teacher

Hello, hola, nyob zoo, I am so excited to be starting my 9th year at Achieve. My passi...

Upcoming Events

July 25

Operations Meeting

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

August 5

Academic Committee

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

August 6

Governance Committee

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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