MSAD Summer ESY Program

Last Updated: 3/23/2020 3:32 PM

The following programs will run from July 13 - 24, 2020 from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Registration will be held on: Sunday, July 12 from 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Please Note: Applications must be received no later than May 8, 2020

Application must include the student’s most recent IEP.  Space is limited in summer programs.  Decisions, in conjunction with other factors, will be based on a first come, first serve basis.

This Year's Theme: "Around the World"

Our theme-based curriculum consists of reading, writing, math, technology, physical education, music, art, social skills, listening skills and home living. This program is designed to create a learning environment for students. Our students will be able to participate in group projects within the classroom, school, and community.


Cost: All programs are free to parents and students. The Minnesota State Academy funds most programs for the blind through dollars dedicated to the school by the Minnesota Legislature. Cost impact to school districts include transportation and any one-to-one services (example: paraprofessional or nursing) that the student may require.  There is an optional dorm activity fee of $35, if parents choose to their child participate in the afternoon dorm activities. 

Dorm staff are highly qualified to assist students with home living skills throughout their time on campus. Our nutrition department provides daily meals and can address specific dietary needs. The MSA Health services also have licensed nurses on staff. 

Eligibility: For all school-aged deaf/hard of hearing/deafblind students in Minnesota who have Extended School Year (ESY) services indicated on their IEP.  The ESY is determined through the IEP team process. If the student meets criteria for ESY and the district would like MSA to provide ESY services, please follow the steps below: 

Resident District: 

a) if the Resident District has questions about ESY placement at MSA, please contact the Support Services Director;


b) the Resident District can indicate intent to use the MSA ESY program by submitting the student's current IEP and evaluation. The IEP must clearly indicate ESY goals. Documents may be submitted the following ways: 


US mail: Janis Dugan (Noyes Hall), 615 Olof Hanson Drive, Faribault, MN 55021


Parents of non-MSA students must complete the registration form: Non-MSA Student ESY Registration Form 

Parents of currently enrolled MSA students must complete the registration form: MSAD ESY Registration Form

MSA will review the application and reach out to the district and/or parent if additional information is needed.