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Grades 7-8


The 7-8 mission is to empower our adolescent students to achieve academic, social, and community success.


Middle School Program

At Achieve Language Academy, middle school classes are a mix of both 7th and 8th grade students, with the exception of math. The daily schedule begins with homebase, where the community building skills of Developmental Design are used.

Middle school students rotate through four core subject areas (language arts, math, science, and social studies) in 85 minute periods. Instruction in each class includes extra emphasis on reading and academic writing. Achieve students also attend specialist classes in languages and culture (Hmong, Spanish), Physical Education, and Music.


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


Extracurricular activities offered include boys and girls soccer, boys and girls basketball, run club, school of rock club, student council, acapella group, choir and drum ensemble. All 7/8 students have the opportunity to visit the Minneapolis Institute of Art on Thursday afternoons and evenings.

I am trying to teach my children to feel a responsibility for their fellow human beings and a sense of connection with … the WORLD around them. 

Grades 7-8 Staff

Audra Lind

7th and 8th Grade English Language Arts Teacher

Hello! My name is Audra Lind, and I love teaching 7th and 8th grade at Achieve Language...

James Seegebarth

7th and 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher

Hello, my name is James Seegebarth and I have been at Achieve since March 2020, just a ...

Emily Vondriska

7th and 8th Grade Science Teacher

I have been teaching for many years! In fact, I have taught in 2 states and as a United...

Scott Woodington

7th and 8th Grade Math Teacher

Teaching and learning math has been a passion since I was in grade school. I received m...

Upcoming Events

May 23
May 23

Awards Ceremony

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

May 24

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