New Code Academy Middle School Family Center

Family Advisory Council

Our Family Advisory Council is open to any and 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!

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If your student will be absent from school, please call the New Code Academy attendance line at 952-444-1444 or email

Please notify the school before 8:30 a.m. EACH day your student will be late/absent. Your cooperation helps ensure the safety and learning of each student. If we do not hear from you and your student is not in the synchronous sessions, the school will contact you to confirm the absence.

At New Code Academy, we care about the whole wellbeing of your student, and that includes their mental health. Here are some resources to help your student be successful in school and at home: 


This organization uses a two-generation approach and evidence based practices to help children and families reach their full potential. 



This organization offers therapy options for people of all ages to find purpose and healing from serious mental illness or the natural ups and downs of life. 



As the state’s leading children’s mental health center, this organization believe’s a child’s mental health is as important as their physical health. 



A team of qualified professionals works with families to provide treatment for a variety of mental health issues including anxiety, OCD, PTSD and more.


Community Mental Health Resources

A list of resources available in Minnesota, Hennepin County and Bloomington.


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 Manage 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