Learning Services

Welcome to Learning Services:
Shaping Teaching and Learning Through Curriculum, Assessment, Technology, and Professional Development

The foundation for teaching and learning within the Sartell-St. Stephen School District is rooted in our mission “to develop well-rounded citizens capable of becoming successful and contributing members to society by providing outstanding instruction in a caring and supportive environment where excellence is the expected outcome of all learners.”

Best Practice in a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum involves Planning, Teaching, Assessment and Data Analysis. Sartell-St. Stephen Schools prides itself on curriculum that is developed and refined on a continuous cycle. Elementary and Secondary Content Area Specialists, under the leadership of Building Principals and the Assistant Superintendent, guide staff in an on-going process of aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment to Minnesota State and National Standards.

Preparing students for the future means providing them with a 21st Century skillset integrated across all learning areas:

• Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

• Collaboration across Networks

• Agility and Adaptability

• Initiative and Entrepreneurship

• Effective Written and Oral Communication

• Accessing and Analyzing Information

• Creativity and Imagination


We believe this is accomplished by focusing on differentiating instruction, personalizing education for students, utilizing technology to maximize student achievement, and ensuring best practices in instruction and assessment in every classroom.

District 748 Academic Areas of Focus:

• Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, and Viewing in the English Language

• Mathematics

• Science

• History and Social Studies

• The Arts: Visual, Music, and Theatre

• Wellness: Health and Physical Education

• Career and Technical

• World Languages


Click here for our Step Up to Writing 1-4 Information

Click here for our Step Up to Writing 5-8 Information

Click here for the ISD 748 Literacy Plan

Striving for the World's Best Workforce: District 748 Strategic Plan