Cologne Academy

Cologne Academy was one of two schools in the state designated as a 2020 Minnesota School of Character by Character.org and its state sponsor, Synergy & Leadership Exchange.

Nationally, 81 schools and seven districts received this designation for 2020, according to a Cologne Academy press release.

Each year, Character.org works in partnership with state sponsors to certify schools and districts that demonstrate a dedicated focus on character development which has a positive effect on academic achievement, student behavior and school climate, the release stated.

Cologne Academy is a charter school located in Cologne serving students in grades K–8. It was founded in 2008 and is currently ranked in the top 4% of public school districts in Minnesota.

Synergy & Leadership Exchange will celebrate Cologne Academy at the Character Recognition Awards luncheon on May 20.

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Mark Olson, the Chaska and Chanhassen community editor who has worked in Carver County for 20 years, makes any excuse to write about local history. In his spare time, Mark enjoys perusing old books, watching blockbusters and taking Midwest road trips.

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