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Education in Fort Dodge

A strong indicator of the quality of a community is itscommitment and dedication to the education of its youth. Thecitizens of Fort Dodge demonstrate their commitment anddedication to youth and education in many ways. The mostrecent evidence is the new construction of Butler ElementarySchool and Fort Dodge Catholic Elementary School. Bothschools required a significant commitment of additionalresources and are scheduled to open in 2002.

The citizens of Fort Dodge take great pride in their youthand in the educational diversity present in Fort Dodge.Educational leaders in Fort Dodge continue Iowa’s strong tradition and reputation by working cooperatively to provideprimary and secondary students with a broad range of educational opportunities and co-curricular activities.The Fort Dodge Community School District boasts seven elementary schools, two middle schools and a high school.With a mission of encouraging and assisting each individual to achieve his/her level of educational excellence, the FortDodge Community School District is dedicated to meeting the educational needs of every student. Through a child-centered approach, the seven elementary schools provide a caringenvironment with class sizes that are small enough for individualized teaching. The two middle schools continue to meet the educational needs of youth through a teamapproach that has been recognized throughout the state as innovative design. Fort Dodge Senior High School is known for its comprehensive curriculum, its advanced placement
courses, its focus on student needs and its diverseextracurricular programs that offer students opportunitiesfor personal achievement.

The Fort Dodge Catholic School System is working toward a single-site system for pre-school students through grade 12 with the goal of providing academic excellence within a strong Christian environment. The curriculum at the Fort Dodge Catholic Schools focuses on serving the needs of the students and their families withan extensive and stimulating curriculum. Known for small class sizes and individualized instruction, the Fort DodgeCatholic Schools also strives to provide students with abroad range of extracurricular opportunities in music,drama, athletics, and school-based clubs and organizations. Believing that quality education requires involvement from teachers, parents and parishes, the FortDodge Catholic Schools works diligently to develop opportunities for students to reach their full potential academically, socially and spiritually. St. Paul Lutheran School and Community ChristianSchool provide a Christ-centered education for students in preschool through eighth grade and are recognized for serving the needs of each individual student. With a commitment to a high standard of excellence, theseChristian-based schools are noted for their caring and
family-oriented environments.

Fort Dodge, like the state of Iowa, has a proud tradition of educational excellence. A tradition that includes a strong commitment to providing the highest quality of education in safe, stimulating and nurturing environments.The community of Fort Dodge understands that its future is based on its ability to provide youth with the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Through its commitment of resources and a willingness to partner with the local school systems in innovative ways, the Fort Dodge community continues to demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to educational excellencefor the overall well-being of its youth.

 
 
 
 

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