Be an Academic Tutor in Northfield

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ACCELERATE NORTHFIELD is currently gearing up for the 2022-23 school year. Those wanting to serve as ACADEMIC SUPPORT TUTORS can begin submitting required criminal background checks after July 1, 2022.

There are two types of academic support tutors placed in NORTHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS through ACCELERATE:
1. Northfield community/college volunteers, and
2. Eligible work-study students through Carleton and St. Olaf colleges
* Both provide academic assistance (generally, in math and reading) to Northfield elementary schools at Northfield Middle School.

Check back this summer for more information about tutoring during the 2022-23 school year.

2021-22 ACCELERATE Year in Review

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The chart above shows ACCELERATE NORTHFIELD’S recruitment statistics for the 2021-22 school year. The numbers are broken down by type of tutor (community volunteers vs. college work-study students) and by school. CLICK HERE for a larger version of the graphic.
This is the five-year comparison of ACCELERATE’s recruitment efforts. Note that there was no recruitment during the 2020-21 school year because of COVID restrictions. CLICK HERE for a larger version of the graphic.
This graph shows results of a tutor survey conducted by ACCELERATE NORTHFIELD in May 2022. Responses were collected through Google Forms. Roughly 8 percent of tutors returned the survey. CLICK HERE to see a larger version of the results.

Northfield Schools at a Glance

Northfield High School
Address: 1400 Division Street South, Northfield
Office Telephone Number: 507.663.0630
Principal: Joel Leer
Entry: Through the far-right door at the front entrance, adjacent to the main parking lot that’s in front of the gymnasium. Enter from Division Street. Do not use the entrance accessible from Jefferson Parkway.
Parking: Available in the main parking lot. The lot typical is near capacity. There are several visitor spaces in the lot.
WEBSITE: https://northfieldschools.org/schools/northfield-high-school/ 

Northfield Middle School
Address: 2200 Division Street South, Northfield
Office Telephone Number:
 507.663.0650
Principal: Greg Gelineau
Entry: Through the far-right front door at the front entrance, adjacent to the main parking lot.
Parking: Available in the small parking lot in front of the main entrance. The lot typical is near capacity, although there are several visitor spots. Otherwise, use the larger lot just off Highway 246
WEBSITE: https://northfieldschools.org/schools/northfield-middle-school/

Bridgewater Elementary School
Address: 401 Jefferson Parkway, Northfield
Office Telephone Number: 507.664.3300
Principal: Nancy Antoine
Entry: Through front entrance, adjacent to the main parking lot.
Parking: Available in the main parking lot. The lot typical is near capacity. There is a small auxiliary lot that’s just south of the main lot.
WEBSITE: https://northfieldschools.org/schools/bridgewater-elementary/

Greenvale Elementary School
Address: 500 Lincoln Parkway, Northfield
Office Telephone Number:  507.645.3500
Principal: Sam Richardson
Entry: Through front entrance, adjacent to the main parking lot. (Please note: This is a new school. The former Greenville Park school is located next door and is now the site of the district’s early childhood education program.)
Parking: Typically, there are a few parking spots near the back of the main parking lot. Otherwise, park in the lot west of the school or along Lincoln Parkway.
WEBSITE: https://northfieldschools.org/schools/greenvale-park-elementary/

Spring Creek Elementary School
Address:1400 Maple Street, Northfield
Office Telephone Number: 507.645.3470
Principal: Scott Sannes
Entry: Through front entrance, adjacent to a a small parking lot in front of the school off Ames Street.
Parking: There is a large parking lot behind the school off Maple Street where staff parks. A sidewalk connects the lot to the front entrance. Otherwise, there is on-street parking in front of the school along Ames Street.
WEBSITE: https://northfieldschools.org/schools/spring-creek-elementary/

Portage Online School
Address: 201 Orchard Street South, Northfield
Office Telephone Number: 507.645.1201
Director: Daryl Kehler
Entry: N/A
Parking: N/A
WEBSITE: https://northfieldschools.org/schools/portage-online/

All schools in the Northfield school district are secured during school hours, meaning there is only one way in and out of the school buildings, and that is the main entrance. Entrance doors  are located near the school name letters, which are easily seen from the street.