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Academy Placement Successful for 2018-19 School Year

Shakopee High School administrators have completed the academy placement survey for the 2018-19 school year. 

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In the fall of 2018, the expanded Shakopee High School will open after being nearly doubled in size. The Academies of Shakopee will help ensure a welcoming, inclusive environment within a large high school setting and improve student success in post-secondary programs and career.


There will be six academies: Arts & Communication, Business & Entrepreneurship, Engineering & Manufacturing, Health Science, Human Services, Science & Technology and a Freshman Academy.


“All students who completed the academy placement survey were assigned to an academy that either honored their first choice or was one where equal interest among two or more academies was indicated,” High School Principal Jeff Pawlicki said. “In a nutshell, we were able to honor student choice, which is great!”

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The breakdown for each academy is outlined below: 

Arts & Communication: 16.0%

Business & Entrepreneurship: 16.8%

Engineering & Manufacturing: 15.7%

Health Science:21.0%

Human Services: 15.3%

Science & Technology: 15.2%


Students who chose not to complete the survey were assigned to an academy. Through the appeals process, students had the opportunity to have a new request considered. In addition, students who did not fill out the survey could also file an appeal. Now that the appeal process has concluded, we are still happy to announce that we were able to honor student choice.


Regardless of academy placement, all students will still be required to meet their grade level requirements for graduation and will be able to access electives from all academies and global electives. “Our teachers and staff are looking forward to working with parents as we implement the Academies of Shakopee,” Pawlicki said. “We’re asking them to also work closely with their child to review registration materials, that will be available later this month, to help them select classes that most closely align with their goals for the future.”