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Tuesday April 28, 2015: ACT Test Day and ACTion Day

   ACT Test Day for Grade 11 Students: MN State Law requires 11th grade students to take the ACT Plus Writing as a requirement for graduation. Participation is expected of all 11th grade students except those exempted by their IEP and notified by their case managers. Click here for details.

   ACTion Day Volunteer Opportunities: 9th, 10th and 12th grade students at Denfeld, Duluth East and the ALC will not attend school April 28 in order to accommodate the ACT Test. ISD 709 is partnering with the United Way, Kiwanis and Rotary to create ACTion Day, an opportunity for high school students who have the day off from school to give back to the community through volunteer service. More information about how to sign up for volunteer activities can be found here. 

   For residential & day treatment programs, 9th, 10th and 12th grade students will attend school as usual on April 28.


Welcome to ISD 709 Duluth Schools

  • Robust Curriculum
  • State of the Art Classrooms, Science Labs, Media Centers
  • Experienced Teachers Dedicated to Student Success
  • Enhanced Safety and Security
  • Healthy, “Green” Facilities
  • Designed for Use by Community Members of All Ages
As a community, we believe:
  • Every student is unique with the potential to learn and achieve personal success.
  • All children have the right to a quality education, delivered by highly qualified educators.
  • A wide range of educational opportunities will lead to lifelong learners and productive global citizens.
  • Including all voices in our community—inside and outside our schools, all ages and backgrounds—makes our schools strong and successful.
  • Schools serve the entire community as places where neighborhoods and families find support, and people of all ages may access learning opportunities.
  • It’s important to maximize available resources and identify innovative ways to attain the resources needed to further support education.