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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 2023-2024 school year.

Program Details:

Hornet Central offers supervised spaces for students to gather before school. Students have choices for how to spend their time before school:

  • A quiet space provides an opportunity for students to ease into the day listening to headphones, reading a book, or finishing homework.  Community Volunteers will be available on a consistent schedule to help with homework. 

  • Students who want a more active start to their day may head to the gym for a friendly game of basketball or other games

  • Monthly opportunities for service projects, career exploration and more will also be available

At 9:00am, students will be dismissed from the designated spaces and the schools will be open for all students, allowing ample preparation time for the 9:20am start time.

All students must be registered in order to arrive early to school and participate in Hornet Central. Full scholarships are available for families who qualify for tuition assistance. 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.

Good 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 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 and during the school day are the same. 

  • 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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