It was a privilege to present reports of growth and future planning to our Minnesota Conference constituents regarding Maplewood Academy (MWA). The administrative team shared many exciting plans for the academy over the next quinquennium as displayed in their five-year strategic plan. A copy of this plan can be found on the academy website: www.maplewoodacademy.org
Development of the academy’s farm program was presented including the startup of a U-pick strawberry farm on the campus for the summer of 2016. Over 5000 other plants have also been planted in order to kick off the academy’s new horticulture program. Profits from this program support student assistance at MWA. This program also provides student labor, produce to supply the campus cafeteria, as well as a way to connect with the surrounding communities.
The team also shared the growth and development of the academic program including the addition of eight new course offerings and the redevelopment of the connected learning program. This program continues to help offer education on the secondary level for students in the metro area while still keeping them connected with the students and staff at the Hutchinson campus. It is exciting to see how God is working on the campus of Maplewood Academy and to share the ways He continues to bless our school.
Stacy Stocks, Maplewood Academy Principal
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