LDA Minnesota’s Learning Connections program provides academic support through small group instruction. We partner with Minneapolis and St. Paul schools, focusing in helping students who currently are performing below grade level. Our specially trained teachers provide intensive intervention instruction to students in grades Kindergarten through 12 in reading, writing, math, and the development of English for bilingual students.


LDA’s licensed teachers have experience working with students needing intense instructional support. Our teachers work with students in small groups, 4 days per week. Evidence-based curriculum is used and instruction tailored (or individualized) to meet each student’s needs. Student progress is formally assessed every two weeks to help LDA teachers track the students’ growth and to modify instruction when needed. Tracking student performance is also used to determine when students are ready to “graduate” from the program.

Our parters for the 2018-19 school year include: Risen Christ Elementary, DeLaSalle High School, Pope John Paul II, Pilgrim Elementary, St. Agnes, St. Peter Claver, Dugsi Academy, and White Bear Lake School District

Read stories about our amazing Learning Connections students!