Novel COVID-19 (New Coronavirus Disease 19) - Information

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All items should have been turned in on May 6th.

If you still have:
- Chromebooks
- Textbooks
- Fees
- Library Books
- Homework
- etc.
Be sure to get these turned in ASAP.

Graduation May 29th

ACGC Graduation Live Stream on YouTube
Graduation Program

Congratulations to the ACGC Class of 2020!

In one week, we will celebrate the achievements of this year's seniors through a series of events on Friday evening, May 29th, 2020 beginning with a parking lot ceremony for graduates, followed by a parade through the ACGC community, and concluding with a lantern release.

The graduation ceremony will be live streamed so family and community members can join. The link to the live stream will be available on the school website.

Please see the pictures for detailed information about each event. We look forward to celebrating the Class of 2020 next week. Go Falcons!

Congratulations Seniors!


ACGC Public Schools will join #BeTheLightMN and light up our Football Field in Grove City on Mondays at 9:00 PM for 20 minutes and 20 seconds. In addition, the lights at Kingery Field in Atwater and the Softball Park in Cosmos will be aglow simultaneously. Three towns, united as one, shining bright in support of our ACGC students, athletes, staff, alumni, and community. It is our hope that during these uncertain times these beacons of light will bring us all hope as we long to once again be gathering at these special places together.

Please do not gather but rather admire while practicing safe social distancing. Stay safe and stay healthy.

ACGC School Age Care – Kids Are Great

Following the directive of the MN Department of Education, ACGC’s School Age Care will be suspended until in-person school resumes. This will begin on March 18, 2020

Childcare for emergency workers is available during the regular school hours from 7:30 to 4:00, Mondays-Fridays. This is free school-age care for the children of emergency workers (including providers of healthcare, emergency medical services, long-term and post-acute care; law enforcement personnel; personnel providing correctional services; public health employees; firefighters and other first responders; and court personnel)

We will need to provide an employment badge or paystub to confirm you are an emergency worker.
Please call 320-244-4623 to reserve a spot for your children.

ALL community education classes are postponed until further notice

Staff Retirements

Evening of Excellence Video

Evening of Excellence Program

Community Ed

Driver's Ed Session 1 will be the weeks of June 1-5 & June 8-12 from 8:00 am to 11:15 am

Previously Scheduled for March - May.

Original information can be found in the Winter/Spring 2020 Information Highway

Sports Announcement for 4/1/20

Junior High Spring Sports for the 2020 season have been cancelled

School Day

Pre-K thru 4th

Start time is 8:00.
End Time is 3:50.

Buses leave at 3:55.

5-12 School

Start time is 7:45
End Time is 3:30

Buses leave at 3:35

INNOVATION Thrives here at ACGC!

Thank you for visiting our website.

We are a school that offers:

  • Personal and caring staff who are committed to each student.
  • High expectations of our learners, raising each of them to rigorous units of study.
  • Individualized attention to student academic needs for adaptations and interventions.

At ACGC, we pay close attention to creating a safe and welcoming environment where students become successful socially and academically. Each day students have opportunities throughout their education careers from early learning school through our high school which offers college course work through both the University of Minnesota and Southwest Minnnesota State University.

At Atwater Cosmos Grove City Public Schools we believe:

  • School promotes a supportive educational environment where every person has dignity and worth.
  • School will provide experiences which allow the student to realize his/her fullest potential.
  • Learning is a life-long skill.
  • Students, staff, parents and community members working together are our most important strength in making our school district successful.
  • Every student should be prepared to be a productive citizen in a global society because our children are our future.

Please contact one of our administrative team if you have questions about selecting ACGC for your child's education.

Nels Onstad
Robin Wall
5-12 Principal and District Assessment Coordinator
Kodi Goracke
Elementary Pre-K to Grade 4 Principal and Title I Coordinator

We would be happy to answer any questions about how ACGC Innovates.