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Hornet Central: An Early Arrival Option for Middle School Students

Hornet Central offers an early arrival option for middle school families. The program is open at both Valley View and South View Middle Schools from 8:00am - 9:00am for the 2024-2025 school year.

Program Details:

Hornet Central offers an inclusive, supervised, and interactive environment for students to begin their day. Students have choices for how to spend their time during Hornet Central:

  • Students can socialize, work on homework, play games, and prepare for their school day. Staff will be available to help with homework.

  • Students who would like a more active start to their day can play games in the gym or outside (weather dependent).

  • Opportunities for service projects, community involvement, student development, career exploration, and more will also be available throughout the school year.

At 9:00am, students will be dismissed from Hornet Central and the schools will be open for all students, allowing plenty of time to prepare for the 9:20am school start time. 

All students must be registered and approved in order to arrive early to school and participate in Hornet Central. Full scholarships are available for families who qualify for tuition assistance. Please visit Financial Assistance for more information. 

The program is organized as a partnership between Edina Community Ed, middle school building administrations, and the EPS Student Support Services department.

Things to Know:

  • Doors open at 8:00am. Students will not be admitted into the school or program before 8:00am. 

  • This program is designed for families and students who need a consistent, reliable, safe and welcoming early arrival option for their students. For one monthly fee, students may attend any day that the program is in session. No drop-in option is available. 

  • Student expectations during Hornet Central  are the same as during the school day. 

  • The program is offered on days when school is in session. There is no program on non-school days. 

  • Transportation is not provided for this program.

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