Equity Services Partnerships

  • Multi-District Collaborative Council (MDCC)

    St. Cloud is part of an eight district collaborative to build partnerships and establish collaborative learning activities to improve student achievement for all students. As a recipient of Integration/Desegregation Revenue from the Minnesota Department of Education, the collaborative seeks opportunities for students to build relationships and explore new friendships with diverse populations and become stronger members of the Center Minnesota community. Districts participating in the collaborative include Holdingford, Cold Spring, Sauk Rapids-Rice, Foley, Kimball, Becker and Annandale school districts. While the collaborative includes many different types of projects to develop cultural competencies within district populations, Classroom Partnerships engage students in a meaningful way to improve academic skills while learning more about the surrounding community. The table below indicates the current classroom partnerships:

     District Class/Topic   Grade Level  # Of Classes  # Of Students Partnership School 
     Becker  Art Class (Chalk Talk)  High School  1  20  Tech/Apollo
     Annandale  Art Class  Middle Level  1  27  South
     Annandale  Science  8th Grade  1  TBD  TBD
     Annandale  Literacy  6-7th Grade  TBD  TBD  TBD
     Sauk Rapids / Rice  One District One Book  Elementary  5  60  Madison
     Sauk Rapids / Rice  Community Celebration of Culture  High School  TBD  TBD  TBD
     Sauk Rapids / Rice  Classroom Partnerships  Elementary  3  60  Madison
     Sauk Rapids / Rice  Common Ground  High School  N/A  12  Tech/Apollo
     Sauk Rapids / Rice  Diversity Leadership Group/Pen Pals  TBD  TBD  TBD  TBD
     Sauk Rapids / Rice  Odyssey Magnet  Middle/High School  TBD  TBD  Middle/High School
     Kimball  Classroom Partnerships  TBD  TBD  TBD  Talahi
     Kimball  Respect Retreat  9th Grade  N/A  N/A  Tech or Apollo
     Kimball  Kindness Retreat  Elementary  TBD  TBD  Discovery
     Foley  Arts Class  High School  TBD  TBD  Tech/Apollo
     Foley  Literacy Exchange  2nd Grade  TBD  TBD  Discovery
     Foley  Literacy/American Indian Exchange  3rd Grade  TBD  TBD  Discovery
     Foley  Art Class  9-12th Grade  N/A  60  Tech, Apollo
     Foley  Common Ground  High School  N/A  12  Tech, Apollo
     Holdingford  We Day  Middle School  TBD  TBD  North
     Holdingford  Science, Social, Phy Ed, Art Collaboratives  Middle School  TBD  TBD  North
     Holdingford  Anti-Bullying Campaign  Middle School  TBD  TBD  North
     ROCORI  Classroom Partnership (History)  Middle School  2  2  North, South
     ROCORI  Common Ground  High School  N/A  N/A  Tech, Apollo

    Multi-District Collaborative Council Goals:

    • Create, support and encourage a welcoming environment that is respectful, integrated and inviting for all.
    • Increase cultural competency of students, staff and community in order to be full partners in the global marketplace.
    • Increase student knowledge, skills and abilities to fully participate in the district, community and global society in the areas of academics, access and student development.