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The Platte-Geddes Public School District #11-5 consists of one elementary, K-6; one high school, 7-12; and two Hutterite Colony Schools, K-8. Curriculum offerings range from agriculture to advanced placement classes in math, science, social studies, language arts and Project Leads The Way-Engineering classes. From 2009 through 2011, the district received Distinguished School Status from the South Dakota Department of Education. Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities including athletics, arts, honors societies and music.
Dakota Christian School
Dakota Christian School provides fully-accredited education based on a biblical worldview for students in kindergarten through grade 12. The school is a merger of Dakota Christian High School, Platte Christian School and new Holland Christian School and is located 9 miles east of Platte on Highway 44.
Mid-Central Educational Cooperative
Mid-Central Educational Cooperative is one of 13 special education cooperatives in South Dakota and is made up of 14 member schools. It provides special education in the form of speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and psychological services.
Robert Krietlow, Director
Bright Beginnings Learning Center offers a pre-school program, in addition to childcare. Two programs are available: one for four- and five-year-old children, and one for three- and four-year-old children. Curriculum is focused on fostering the growth of the child, with opportunities for children to practice their listening skills, social skills and creativity. The alphabet, numbers and pre-reading skills are part of the curriculum. The preschool program runs from August through May, following the Platte-Geddes School system. The hours are 8:15-11:15 a.m. Monday through Thursday.
Munchkinz is offered to children who turned 4 years old by September 1st. Children who attend this program expand their creativity, self-confidence, social, fine motor and cognitive skills. This program is a complete kindergarten readiness curriculum. Munchkinz is offered three mornings a week for a consistent schedule so the children are confident and well prepared to meet all the challenges of kindergarten. Children receive high quality developmentally appropriate instruction designed to prepare each munchkin for success in school. The mission of this program is to provide experiences that will promote children’s development of self-confidence, independence, creativity, and inquisitive thinking in order to become healthy, well mannered, socially well-adjusted and high academic achievers!