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The mission of the Music Department is to provide a physically and emotionally safe environment where students can explore all aspects of music: singing, playing instruments, listening and creating/improvising/composing.



The three major student goals of the music program are the following:

  1. To give students the skills and experiences to become joyful life-long music makers
  2. To help students become confident, competent musicians who are able to interact in a developmentally appropriate manner with music on a variety of levels
  3. To help students understand and respond to music created in different time periods and in different parts of the world, and to be able to relate that music to music they hear outside the classroom, and to other arts and academic areas

As you begin to realize that every different type of music, everybody's individual music, has its own RHYTHM, life, language and heritage, you realize how life changes, and you learn how to be more open and adaptive to what is around us.

Leslie Halverson, Music, K-8

651-738-4875 x318

My name is Leslie Halverson and this is my first year at Achieve! I recently moved from Iowa after completing my Bachelor's degree at Luther College. When I'm not in the classroom, I like to practice my instruments and spend quality time with friends.


Concert Band

  • Choir concert right before winter break
  • Choir concert in June the last week of school

Rock Band

  • Charter School Fair
  • The Variety Show
  • 8th Grade Graduation
  • The Final School Assembly

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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