Targeted Services

Stillwater Area Public Schools offers a coprehensive Targeted Services model utilizing a whole-child approach incorporating eight different components all providing the opportunity for students to grow their social and academic skills by way of project-based learning.


Targeted Services is offered to 1st-8th grade students throughout the school year and during the summer. Start and end times/dates as well as eligibility standards will vary by building.

Program Contact:

Eric Anderson
Division of Learning and Innovation/Targeted Services
Phone: 651.351.8389

Eight Components:

Professional Development

      • Staff is trained in vision and mission specific to Targeted Services being relevant to improving learning skills for at-risk students.

Curriculum and Instruction

      • Providing a variety of learning techniques and experiences that are learner focused, service oriented, experiential and experimental, practical and reflective, and technology supported.

Engagement Strategies

      • Projects are research based, teachers model and practice engagement strategies, provide resources and 'Take-Aways'.

Student Learning Style

      • Design differentiated instruction and assessment models.

Cooperative Learning

      • Promotes positive interdependence, interaction, interpersonal and small group skills, individual accountability, and group processing.

Culturally Relevant Teaching

      • Allows for everyone to learn with their strengths and be stretched to learn other ways of thinking and doing.  Does not attempt to match each student's style, but builds in opportunities to use multiple styles which provide for the greatest degree of learning for all.

Technology Integration

      • Utilizes Wordle, Tagxedo, iPad collaboration, Digital Storytelling, et al.

Cognitive Coaching

      • Through coaching teachers grow in teaching efficacy, are more satisfied in their positions, are more reflective, think in more complex ways, and are more effective collaborators.

The school district receives state funds based on the number of students served.  The program is self-supporting and is offered at no fee to students enrolled.