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LILA Test Dates For 2017-18

Please Note These Testing Dates

LILA meets all requirements for assessments as a Minnesota public school. We also administer some tests as a way to help guide our students' progress. Parents can participate in the process by ensuring their student has a good night's sleep prior to the test, eats a well-balanced breakfast, and comes to school on testing dates on time. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Executive Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Lower School) or Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Upper School). As the dates get closer, classroom teachers will keep families informed about specific test dates and times for each student. Together, we can help LILA students achieve their potential!

Lower School - Click here.

Upper School - Click here.

Job Opening: Spanish-Language Special Education Teacher

LILA has an opening for a Spanish-Language Special Education Teacher as well as other positions. For a complete list of all up-to-the-minute openings, click here to be taken to LILA's application page. See the list of current openings under "vacancies" (in the box in the upper left corner of the screen).

Spanish-Language Special Education Teacher

This job opening is located at Lakes International Language Academy's Main Campus, 246 11th Ave SE, Forest Lake, MN 55025.

To apply, please go to current openings to fill out an application.

Job Duties:

The special education teacher will work under the direction of the special education director in Lakes International language Academy, a bilingual immersion charter school in Forest Lake, MN. Work involves teaching subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students, including audibly and visually handicapped students. Specific duties include:

  • Will provide differentiated instruction, based on the individual students’ ability levels and unique challenges.
  • Participate in parent and teacher communications.
  • Develop appropriate methods for meeting educational objectives for each child.
  • Evaluate student performance.
  • Provide instruction and direction in both English and Spanish, consistent with the goals and methods of immersion curriculum.

International Travel Information

LILA encourages students to build their language skills and broaden their global mindedness through travel abroad. We have some special opportunities coming up. Watch for follow-up meetings and application/payment due dates. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions.

Apply here for International Travel today. Some programs have application deadlines!

Current International Travel Opportunities

Yinchuan, China: A 10-day cultural tour and school exchange with the students who visited LILA for last summer's Camp Dragon. It will include a visit to the Giant Panda Research Base and the Great Wall. See the presentation from the Parent Info Night here.

Madrid, Spain: A two-month exchange with CASVI, an IB World School in Madrid, beginning with Spanish students here for the month of September and LILA students in Spain for the month of October. See the presentation from the Parent Info Night here.

Xela, Guatemala: A service-oriented trip for students interested in medicine or dentistry, through Global Public Service Academies (GPSA), which works in collaboration with professors and students from Duke and Johns Hopkins Universities. See the presentation from the Parent Info Night here.

 

Celebrate FLake Festival Feb. 20 - 26

Explore all there is to do in the Forest Lake community! Celebrate the season at FLake Festival with a few of these family-friendly activities.
 
Mon., Feb. 20 Annual Medallion Hunt begins in the city.

Mon., Feb. 20 10:00 a.m. FREE showing of “A Secret Life of Pets” at Lake 5 Theatre

Thurs., Feb. 23, Hardwood Creek Library Pajama Storytime with a winter theme and a snowflake craft

Fri., Feb. 24, FREE day at the YMCA

Sat., Feb. 25, Winter Plunge, downtown Forest Lake and Hardwood Creek Library Block Party, where LEGOS and building blocks are available for young engineers

See the flyer here.