AGATE Academy

AGATE Academy is a full time gifted program that serves and supports each child intellectually, socially, and emotionally in a challenging environment. Students enrolled in AGATE Academy engage daily in a compacted and differentiated curriculum and experience learning at a faster pace. The AGATE Academy serves students in grades 1-4.

AGATE Academy embraces the following beliefs:
  • Children learn at different rates and have different educational needs.
  • Programming must provide for challenging goals and activities based on assessment of individual needs.
  • Students must have daily opportunities to have their interests ignited and stay hooked into learning.
  • Learning must foster higher level thinking in a community of capable minds.
  • Programming must build on and consider the unique characteristics of gifted students.
  • The affective needs of the gifted child must be purposefully and specifically addressed and supported.
  • Rigorous academic goals must be established that meet and exceed both those of the Brainerd Public Schools and Minnesota State Standards.