New Code Academy High School Family Center

New Code Academy may be different from the high school you attended, but we’re certified by the Minnesota Department of Public Education and our teachers are licensed Bloomington Public School educators. Your student will enjoy the dynamic personalized learning environment that nurtures curious minds. 

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New Code Academy High School

Principals: Molly Hollenbeck & Jaysen Anderson

Assistant Principal: Rebecca Brower  952-444-1250

Attendance: 952-444-1555

School counselors provide guidance with academic planning and post-graduation goals and support for social and emotional well-being. Counselors act as advocates, collaborating with students, parents and teachers to ensure success and keep students on track to reach their personal goals. 

You may contact your assigned school counselor by looking for their contacting information in the Parent and Student Infinite Campus Portal.  Your counselor will be a member of the counseling team of your home school at either Jefferson or Kennedy High School.  Contact if you need assistance connecting with your counselor.

Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows 10th-12th grade students to take college courses at eligible participating postsecondary institutions and upon successful completion earn both high school and college credit while in high school. Typically students interested in PSEO take courses at Normandale Community College or the University of Minnesota, however PSEO participation is not limited to those institutions. Each participating college or university sets its own requirements for enrollment into PSEO courses.

11th and 12th grade students may take PSEO courses on a full or part-time basis; 10th graders may take one PSEO course in a Career and Technical Education related subject.  Transportation is not provided for PSEO courses.

Special Education services are provided to approximately 1,700 children ages birth through 21 within the community of Bloomington. Special Education is specially designed instruction and related services that enable a student with an identified disability to access and benefit from their educational program. We provide unique programming options for students who qualify for one or more of the thirteen areas of special education eligibility established by the State of Minnesota. 

At all grade levels of New Code Academy, we have designated Multi-Categorical Special Education Teachers who provide small group services as well as one to one support.  Services are determined through a team meeting prior to or upon enrollment.

All students will be enrolled in and expected to attend grade level classes, have their cameras on during instruction, and respond to all staff in class/breakout rooms verbally or through chat options. A student's IEP may address individual needs regarding engagement in the accommodations identified by the team.

The Special Education Teachers collaborate with the General Education Teachers to ensure provision of accommodation and determine where any modifications may need to take place.  They also provide case management for all students who receive special education services. An Early Childhood Special Education representative is available for consult for early learners.

Related Services (Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Developmental/Adapted Physical Education, Speech, Social Work, Visual Impairment, Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Nursing) provision will also be reviewed prior to or upon enrollment to determine updated service minutes in accordance with the online schedule.



Special Education Services 
1350 West 106th Street
Bloomington, MN 55431 
Fax: 952-681-6519

  • Ruth Murray, Instructional Strategies & Digital Learning Manager for Special Education

Our English Language (EL) Program helps prepare EL students to meet grade-level standards or higher. Our goal is to meet the linguistic, language academic and cultural needs of the students. We advocate for the use of students' home language and development of early literacy skills at home and in the classroom because those literacy skills will transfer to English. 

More than 93 languages, other than English, are spoken by students and families in our district. The English Learners (EL) program serves nearly 1,300 students per year.


The Bloomington EL curriculum uses language standards that are aligned to the Minnesota State Standards. EL teachers in Bloomington teach students the academic language, vocabulary and background information that are necessary for students to acquire English and learn grade-level content. 

The Bloomington EL Program collaborative model:

  • EL and classroom teacher coordinate instruction 
  • Both the language and content needs of the English Learner are being met
  • Students receive explicit instruction in language acquisition 
  • Language supports are embedded throughout the curriculum


All students new to the district fill out a Home Language Survey upon enrollment. 

  • Students who have a language other than English on their Minnesota Home Language Survey will be tested for the EL Program using the WIDA Model test for Kindergarten and the WIDA Screener for grades K-12. ACCESS Scores from the previous year will be used to identify students moving from other districts in Minnesota. Pre-kindergarten students will be screened using the Pre-LAS assessment.
  • Parents will be notified via mail if a student is eligible for EL Services
  • Parents or guardians may remove their child from the EL Program at any time by signing a waiver available through the EL teacher. However, students will still be required to take the state EL assessment.
  • EL Teachers may consider additional criteria for EL identification such as teacher observations and judgement, parent recommendations and other developmentally appropriate assessment instruments.


In order for a student to exit the EL Program, EL students must meet the following guidelines:

  • ACCESS Composite Score of 4.5; and
  • a score of 3.5 in three of the four domains: speaking, listening, reading and writing.


Beth Stenglein, EL Supervisor

Our Family Advisory Council is open to all families who wish to be more involved in the planning and feedback process. We will meet regularly to gather feedback and plan for upcoming events. All are welcome to join!

Contact Rebecca Brower at or look for more information in back to school communications about getting involved.