• Viking Student Success (VSS) Grades K-6

    Tuesday - Thursday 3:15 - 5:15pm


    After school snack provided

    Please contact your child's teacher if you think your child would benefit from this program.

    Questions: contact Marie Cupkie, VSS Coordinator at 218-863-5910 extension 5238 or mcupkie@vikes.us

  • What is Viking Student Success (VSS)?

    Also referred to as VSS, this free and fun extended learning time helps your child build specific skills.  This is a Targeted Services program that assists with essential learning outcomes (ELOs) by providing enrichment opportunities and activities that benefit the whole child. VSS is taught by certified teachers.

    A Continual Learning Plan (CLP) will be written for each child, outlining the specific needs to be addressed.  Goals in the CLP could include the following:

    • help finishing assignments
    • assistance in the development of reading, math or writing skills
    • developing organizational skills
    • teaching of social skills

    Children can be referred to VSS by teachers, parents, or community service providers.  VSS is a prevention program intended to address the needs of young learners before successful graduation is at risk.  Learners must meet one of the state-established criteria listed below to qualify for services.  (Minnesota Statute 124D.68)

    Examples of indicators of need:

    • Performs substantially below the performance level for pupils of the same age in a locally determined achievement test
    • speaks English as a second language or has limited English proficiency (LEP)
    • is behind peers in satisfactorily completing coursework or obtaining credits for graduation
    • has been referred by a school district for enrollment in an eligible program or program pursuant to section 124D.69
    • other (need exact qualifier as listed in statute: 124D.68 Graduation Incentives Program)