General Overview: High School & Middle School DAPE (6-12)
Developmental Adapted Physical Edcuation is a service provided to students with a specific disability or limiting condition. Moreover, physical activities are modified or changed to meet their unique needs.

Mission Statement:
The mission of Adapted PE is to provide services to students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment and coincide their attainable goals and objectives with the district's goals for physical education.

Instruction in a Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) refers to adapting or modifying the physical education curriculum and/or instruction to address the individualized abilities of each child. Adaptations are made to ensure that each student will experience success in a safe environment. Placement is outlined in the IEP and may include one or more of the following options:

*The general physical education setting
*The general physical educations setting with a teaching assistant or peers
*A separate class setting with peers
*A separate class setting with assistants
*A one-to-one setting between students and the instructor
*DAPE Services @ MHS are 5 days a week for 55 minutes with Shelley Mitchell
*Class time: HS schedule (6th period - 1:35-2:30)

Our Mission

The mission of Mahtomedi High School, a driven and supportive family of Zephyrs whose individual growth enriches the community as a whole, is to ensure a transformational experience in which students are life-long learners and empathetic community members equipped with the desire and ability to explore their passions through a vital system distinguished by:

  • inclusive and safe environments where all Zephyrs belong and advocate for one another through authentic relationships
  • a culture that seeks out and honors diverse and global perspectives
  • dynamic educational experiences for varied interests
  • embracing the discomfort of setbacks as an important part of the learning process
  • a community that recognizes that success comes in many forms
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Our School
Mahtomedi High School has a heart for innovation, provides rigorous academic coursework, and supports students to explore extracurricular opportunities. Our teachers and staff are passionate and dedicated people who explore innovative ideas and teach our students new ways of thinking to support them in whatever career path they choose. Students engage in project-based learning to solve real-world problems using industry-standard technology in the nation’s first M.I.T. certified FabLab housed in a public school. Fine arts is a vital and robust part of the High School and our visual and performing arts classes include ceramics, digital art, choir, band, and event broadcasting. We also offer Flex Time during the school day when students may receive academic support, engage in college and career exploration, and connect over common interests. Over 90% of our student community engages in extracurricular activities that range from athletics to robotics. Students’ social and emotional learning is addressed through various avenues including a restorative practices approach for student behavior and through our Zephyr Link Crew mentoring program.