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Mission & Vision Statements

Vision Statement:
Edison is a place where we belong to an inclusive family; believe in our ability to make change; and become a positive force in our communities and world.

Mission Statement:
Together, we create an equitable and inclusive learning environment.

Together, we honor and cultivate our creativity, intelligence, and uniqueness.

Together, we discover our power to positively shape our future.

International Baccalaureate World School
Thomas Edison High School offers two levels of International Baccalaureate classes: the Middle Years Program (MYP) and the Diploma Program (DP). The IB Middle Years Program, for students aged 11 to 16, provides a framework of academic challenge that encourages students to embrace and understand the connections 
between traditional subjects and the real world, and become critical and reflective thinkers. The IB Diploma, for students 17 to 18, includes six IB subjects and examinations, 150 hours of CAS (Creativity, Action, Service), the Theory of Knowledge course, and a 4,000-word independent Extended Essay.

Community Partnerships
From Target to the Morris Park Players Community Theatre, Thomas Edison High School partners with a diverse array of community businesses and organizations to bring education and opportunity to Edison students.  

The Edison Scholarship and Memorial Fund was founded in 1946 as the Louis G. Cook Memorial Fund to preserve the memory of Louis G. Cook, principal of Edison High School from 1921 to 1944, and to provide scholarships and other aids to deserving students, former students, and graduates of Edison High School. The ESMF is dedicated to giving service to promote the continuing education of Edison High School graduates.  It is our position that all students receive an equal opportunity to attain scholarships and /or financial aid in their pursuit of higher learning.

New Students
There are many opportunities for you to see what it means to be a Tommie. We invite you to experience our school through family tours, casual conversations, open houses, school fairs, sporting events,  performing art programs along with other events that occur througout the year.  For more information, please email us or call 612-668-1300.

Contact Information & Directory
Contact information, including phone and email, for all Edison staff may be found in this directory. 

Support Services for Students
Edison provides a amazing support network for students.  Counselors, social workers, therapists, nurses -- all can be found within the walls of Edison and all are free and open to any Edison student.  Please click on the link above to learn more about our fabulous student support services.

School Improvement Plan
The Minneapolis Public School district holds itself accountable for continuous improvement to close the achievement gap while raising achievement for all students. The Continuous Improvement process addresses the needs of all schools and all academic departments. MPS is committed to using data to inform and focus improvement efforts.  To learn more, click on the link above.


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