Minnesota Application

Welcome!  

In partnership, VIBE Online Academy and Venture Upward are excited to bring you a free and  customized home education program! Please read the following information carefully and note that a copy of this letter will also be emailed to you.  

VIBE is an online public school operating out of the Worthington, MN School District (ISD518).  VIBE and Venture Upward have collaborated to provide K-8 families a unique and innovative  educational opportunity.  

By enrolling in our program, students and families work as a team with knowledgeable and experienced educators to create an enriched learning experience for every student. Teachers  and mentors work with families to assess the needs of each student; helping to determine the educational curriculum that matches each students’ unique learning style.  

All courses are supported by Minnesota licensed teachers with curriculum that meets and/or exceeds MN state standards across all subject areas. Students demonstrate knowledge and skills through daily work assignments, periodic knowledge based assessments and annual Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA).  

To complete the enrollment process, please submit the following forms required by the State of  MN. Student enrollment is complete upon submission of all required documentation. Parents/guardians will receive notification of final enrollment via email.  

Please Note: Parents/guardians choosing exemption to vaccinations must  complete and sign the exemption portion of the Student Immunization Form and  have it notarized or submit a notarized exemption statement. 

Upon completion, submit forms via the following methods:  

VIBE Online
Attn: Christy Menke
1401 N. Crailsheim Rd
Worthington, MN 56187  

If you have questions specific to the registration process outlined above, email Christy Menke at  Christy.menke@isd518.net or call 507-727-1195.  

VIBE’s goal is to offer a variety of curriculum options designed to fit the unique learning style of  your student(s). By collaborating with Venture Upward, we are able to do just that! Our enthusiastic teachers will work closely with families to create online curriculum plans specifically  designed to match each students’ learning strengths.  

While you are waiting for your enrollment confirmation, please spend time reviewing the Venture  Upward Family Flyer and Venture Upward Minnesota website to find detailed information about our curriculum offerings.  

Curriculum options offered through Venture Upward include nationally recognized providers in  the subjects of Math, English Language, Science and Social Studies. Among the top options  available are Acellus Academy, Stride Learning Solutions, Mathletics, Mathseeds, Edgenuity, Studies Weekly, IXL and CTC Math.  

Following submission of the enrollment application.  

➢ VIBE Teacher will contact family to set up time for Parent Handbook Training. During  Handbook training families will dive deep into the Venture Upward learning plans,  student and parent expectations, educational resources, technology and curriculum  options.  

➢ Following the Parent Handbook Training, a Mentored Academic Planning (MAP) meeting  is scheduled. During this one-hour meeting, the teacher and parent will create a specific  action plan for your student’s success. At this time, families should be prepared to  finalize curriculum choice(s).  

The staff at VIBE Online and Venture Upward thank you again for choosing us as your partner  in education. As we move forward, our staff will communicate via different platforms; including  but not limited to email, phone and mailings. We appreciate your support as we Venture  Upward with a great VIBE into the 2021-2022 school year!  

Sincerely,  

The VIBE Online Academy & Venture Upward Team