PROPOSED ST. PAUL SCHOOL FOCUS CHANGES FOR 2008-09

LINWOOD A-PLUS ELEMENTARY Expand popular K-6 program into K-8 that includes nearby Monroe school.

MONROE COMMUNITY SCHOOL Use expanded Linwood arts program to increase enrollment and improve academics.

FARNSWORTH AEROSPACE MAGNET SCHOOL Expand popular K-6 program into K-8 that includes nearby Cleveland.

CLEVELAND JUNIOR HIGH Turn around declining enrollment with expanded aerospace offerings.

PHALEN LAKE ELEMENTARY Transform neighborhood school with high Hmong population but declining enrollment into St. Paul's first Hmong magnet school.

NORTH END ELEMENTARY Create boys' and girls' academies with focus on eliminating achievement gap for black boys.

HOMECROFT ELEMENTARY Transform struggling school into a special education school for grades 7-12 that eliminates the district's need for leased space.

HUMBOLDT JUNIOR HIGH Explore complementary program with attached Humboldt Senior High.

ARLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL Have started bio-smart program to focus on science- and health-based careers.

WASHINGTON TECHNOLOGY MIDDLE SCHOOL Combined with Arlington on 7-12 bio-smart curriculum.

AMES ELEMENTARY Continue aggressive programming that is helping increase student achievement.

JAMES WALSH