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Grades 5-6


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.

Grades 5-6 Staff

Marissa Flanagan

6th Grade Math and Science Teacher

I grew up in the Twin Cities and my favorite season is fall. I studied Elementary Educa...

Kaylee Gueltzow

6th Grade English Langauge Arts Teacher

Ms. Gueltzow grew up in Prior Lake, Minnesota and went to Augsburg University where she...

Rachel Joslin-Zirngible

5th Grade Math and Science Teacher

Jack Lund

5th Grade English Language Arts Teacher

Hello! I grew up in Sioux Falls, SD and attended the University of St. Thomas. I enjoy ...

Upcoming Events

June 9

Last Day of School

All Day Event

June 12
June 13

ALA Board Meeting

5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

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