Alternative Schools

Alternative Schools

Alternative Schools

Alternative Schools

The Minneapolis Public School district is committed to providing a variety of opportunities to meet the needs of students. These programs provide a caring environment for students who need services beyond the traditional school day and during the summer to meet state and district standards. 


  • Longfellow Alternative High School
    Broadway ALC provides teenage girls who are pregnant or are already parenting with the special attention and resources needed to ensure students will graduate and be able to provide for their child.

    3017 East 31st St.
    Minneapolis, MN 55406
  • Harrison High School

    501 Irving Ave. N.
    Minneapolis, MN 55405
  • Minneapolis Academy and Career Center
    MACC is a developing education and career collaborative by Minneapolis Public Schools, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) - North Minneapolis WorkForce Center, Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) and NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center.

    800 West Broadway
    Minneapolis, MN 55411
  • Riverbend Education Center
    River Bend exists to support students so they are ready to learn by fostering their social emotional intelligence and academic growth

    1510 Glenwood Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN. 55405

  • Transition Plus
    Transition Plus is a program designed to provide an adult environment for 18-21 year old young adults with disabilities and identified transition needs.

    2015 East Lake Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55407

Contract Alternative Programs
Contract alternative schools are run by community agencies who hire staff and provide the facility. Their mission is to serve those students who've not found success in the traditional school model. Students attending Contract Alternative schools continue to be Minneapolis Public Schools students during their enrollment.

Leslie Lewandowski
Director of Contract Alternative Programs

School Name Phone Number Address Grades
American Indian OIC (AIOIC) Takoda Prep 612.341.3358
Ext. 158 
1845 East Franklin Ave.
Loring Nicollet
Alternative School
612.872.3626 1925 Nicollet Ave. S.
Menlo Park Academy High School 612.787.4016 
1700 Second St. NE.
MERC Alternative High School
2539 Pleasant Ave. S.
NaWayEe Center School
2421 Bloomington Ave. S.
PYC Arts and Technology High School
2210 Oliver Ave. N. 
Ronald McDonald House
 818 Fulton St. SE.
VOA High School 612.375.0700 
924 19th Ave. S.