To inquire about partnering with Inver Grove Heights Community Schools, please contact:

Annie Platek, Youth Resources and Development Coordinator
p: 651-306-7866
f: 651-306-3640

East Metro Integration District 6067 (EMID)
Inver Grove Heights Community Schools is one of ten districts that make up the East Metro Integration District (EMID). The ten-district consortium supports voluntary integration among urban and suburban public schools in the east metro Twin Cities area. EMID is funded by state allocations to satisfy the Minnesota Desegregation Rule.

Flint Hills Refinery
Flint Hills Refinery offers hands-on learning opportunities for honors physics students at Simley High School. Each year engineers from Flint Hills challenge students to discover a solution to a real-life dilemma that an engineer would encounter in the field. This partnership-project has been in existence for more than 20 years.

Intermediate School District 917
Intermediate School District 917 offers technical education at Dakota County Technical Center (DCTC).

Inver Hills Community College, Dakota County Technical College and the University of Minnesota
Inver Hills Community College, Dakota County Technical College and the University of Minnesota provide exploratory opportunities to students considering Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO). For more information, contact the Simley High School guidance office at 651-306-7012.

Katherine Ordway Natural History Study Area (Macalester College)
Pine Bend Elementary School is partnering with Macalester College to offer the Katherine Ordway Natural History Study Area (KONHSA) as a school friendly learning site.

Macalester has been working with Pine Bend since the spring of 2009. The partnership was made possible because Macalester listed Pine Bend as a partner school in its strategic plan of a grant that received from the National Science Foundation.

Those involved from Macalester include:

  • Jerald Dosch, director of the KONHSA
  • Ruthanne Kurth-Schai, professor and chair of the Educational Studies Department
  • undergraduate students (up to 10 per year)

"We hope to engage students OUTSIDE at Ordway in collecting and analyzing scientific data, using these data and experiences in exercises involving math, science and writing," said Dosch.

The City of Inver Grove Heights
The City of Inver Grove Heights leases the use of hockey ice, senior citizen program space and The Grove.

Students in Inver Grove Heights Community Schools participate in swimming lessons and high school swim meets at The Grove, located inside Veterans Memorial Community Center. 

This partnership allows students to improve swimming mechanics, build endurance and train to reach their goals. 

The Grove is the home pool for both the boys and girls swim teams. The facility has been used to host conference and section championship events.
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