Partner with One91
District 191 has built One91 Pathways from a pilot program at Burnsville High School into a nationally-recognized collection of opportunities for students, from preschool through graduation, that take students on a journey of self-discovery that helps them to grow in confidence and learn the skills they need to blaze their own path.
The strength of One91 Pathways comes from our more than 200 community partnerships.
Partnership comes in many forms. We prioritize building relationships and trust with potential and current partners, and look for mutually beneficial goals to guide what we do together.
In District One91, the commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) not only exposes students to a variety of concepts earlier in life, it also helps produce a sense of consistent wonder. And that’s perfect, because our elementary Pathways model is all about making discoveries and helping students love learning.
Kaitlyn Palacios, a full-time PSEO (post-secondary enrollment option) student at Burnsville High School (BHS), was selected to participate in an internship program through Genesys Works, a not-for-profit organization that helps high school students “break through barriers and discover through meaningful work experiences that they can succeed as professionals in the corporate world.”
Burnsville High School and Burnsville Alternative High School students combined to earn 870 credits worth more than $464,000 in tuition through the University of Minnesota’s College in the Schools (CIS) program during the 2019-20 school year.
Thanks to a grant from The Greater Twin Cities United Way (GTCUW) totaling $25,000, a pilot group of 15 Burnsville High School students were able to participate and earn money in a four-week Summer Internship and Sustainability program.
All students in grades 6–12 have access to fine-free student public library cards through Dakota County and Scott County libraries. This partnership means students can easily access library resources including online one-on-one homework help, research tools, e-books, audiobooks, movies/TV DVDs, music CDs, translation services, electronic magazines and print books.
A school year disrupted by a global pandemic made learning challenging for many students, especially for those in Burnsville High School (BHS) Pathways courses designed to provide hands-on learning to earn college credit. Despite the challenges and uncertainty, Meagan Haase, a 2020 graduate and one of six students in the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course, set her sights on her goal and became the first student in last year’s program to pass the National Emergency Medical Technician exam.