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Welcome to Harbor City International School

Welcome to Harbor City International! We are a public, tuition-free charter high school located in downtown Duluth, Minnesota. Our focus is on college preparation, and we offer a rigorous academic curriculum in an atmosphere of belonging and respect. Because we are a small school with excellent student-to-teacher ratios, each student thrives under personal attention and individualizeGlobed support. Our students develop critical thinking skills and a mindset of success in the care of teachers who are dedicated to the educational process and passionate about their fields of study.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our outstanding programs. Whether you are interested in enrolling or you are a current HCIS parent or student, you will find an abundance of information to help you make the most of your time with HCIS.

Enrollment 2016-2017

 

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A Message from Our Director

Dear Parents and Students of Harbor City International Charter School,

Thank you for choosing Harbor City International School.

We are proud of our status as a top Minnesota Reward School for the past five years. One hallmark of a successful organization is a mindset of “continuous improvement.” Recognizing these mandates (see below) from MDE and our Authorizer, Volunteers of America, and the need to continually “raise the bar” for our school, the daily schedule for next year is printed below. The schedule is the same Monday through Friday.

The new schedule is the result of studying data, collaborating with teachers, and visiting with several of the top performing schools in the state and aligns well with our mission statement.
Harbor City International School is a college preparatory, public high school. We are a small community whose mission is to nurture a sense of belonging, insist upon academic excellence, and graduate global citizens who eagerly pursue knowledge and enrich their communities.

Monday through Friday school schedule

Period Start Time End Time
1 8:30 a.m. 9:24 a.m.
2 9:28 a.m. 10:22 a.m.
3 10:26 a.m. 11:20 a.m.
Lunch 11:20 a.m. 11:50 a.m.
4 11:50 a.m. 12:44 p.m.
Academic Pursuit 12:48 p.m. 1:28 p.m.
5 1:32 p.m. 2:26 p.m.
6 2:30 p.m. 3:24 p.m.

Minnesota Statute 124 E.01

The primary purpose of charter schools is to improve all pupil learning and all student achievement.

Additional purposes include to:

  1. increase learning opportunities for all pupils;
  2. encourage the use of different and innovative teaching methods;
  3. measure learning outcomes and create different and innovative forms of measuring outcomes;
  4. establish new forms of accountability for schools; or
  5. create new professional opportunities for teachers, including the opportunity to be responsible for the learning program at the school site.

These are the benefits of the changes to the daily schedule:

  • The new schedule allows Advanced Placement and College in the Schools courses to have 20% more class meeting times than our previous schedule.
  • The teaching staff will have common collaboration time during the school day.
  • The new schedule allows us to comply with the Minnesota Career and College readiness requirement by providing same grade level groupings during the school day where a college readiness program will be implemented.
  • Students will have time built into their schedules for organization, coursework completion, and study.
  • The schedule will allow special education teachers to co-teach with general education teachers. This change will afford special education students the opportunity to take enrichment electives such as art, music, and theater.

We look forward to another very successful school year and wish you a very fun and memorable summer.

Sincerely, 

Anne Wise
Ted Buck
Co-directors
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