Providing students with a safe, supportive learning environment where students are treated with respect and viewed as individuals with their own particular learning styles and social needs.
- We offer a full range of subjects
required for graduation, each with a focus on high-interest,
real-life learning. Classes are designed to meet the needs of many kinds
of learners: visual, linguistic, kinesthetic, auditory and interpersonal
- Courses reach from basic skills to college prep work.
- Class size varies from eight to twenty students.
- Students are able to make up credits through independent study projects and out-of-school employment.
- Credit-earning internships are available through the programs of East Side Neighborhood Services to connect students with the community and careers.
- Staff provide
assistance to seniors and their families as they go through the steps of moving
on to employment, college, or technical programs. This includes financial aid
resources, application assistance, college visits, and career guidance. A
new “Jobs for America’s Graduates Program” will provide training and support
for groups of juniors and seniors as they prepare for life after high school.
- The staff encourages students to keep in touch and to use them as a resource as they move out into the world.
- Our Advisory Program provides each Menlo
Student with additional support. Advisors track class credits, maintains
parent contact, call students if they are absent and help the student with
class choices and goals. Advisors coach students as they build good
problem-solving skills on issues ranging from school, jobs and family.
Finally, advisors are liaisons for students to other staff in the case of
conflict, and are advocates for students' needs.
- The Advisory Group experience focuses on
social emotional learning: getting
to know your self and building strong interpersonal communication skills.
- Additionally, counseling services are
available on site through part-time Mental Health Therapists.
- We uphold a zero tolerance policy for
Park Academy is a contract alternative high school provided through the
Minneapolis Public Schools. We serve up to 75 students.
- The program is focused for students in 10th to 12th grade up to the age of 21 who are seeking a high school diploma. Ninth graders are considered after their first semester in high school.
tokens are provided for students living more than two miles from school. Bus
Route 11 stops in front of the school building.
school day lasts from 8:50 am to 3:30 pm.
- School breakfast and lunch programs are available.
- Childcare is available to students with children. East Side Neighborhood Services operates the accredited Northeast Child Development Center for infant through pre-kindergarten children. Call (612) 787-4025 or see website for more information.
To enroll, contact Helen Henly at (612) 787-4016 or firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the waiting list. There will be monthly informational meetings and an application to complete. The placement may be immediate or take up to two trimesters, depending on space and demand.
Families are very important to the life of our school. They
receive a mailed update on their student's progress every three weeks. Parents/guardians are always
welcome to call for more frequent updates or to schedule a meeting with
advisors or other staff to help ensure their student's success. Families
are also invited to a Family Feast each quarter to celebrate the student
community of Menlo.
Menlo Park is a great school. It gives you the opportunity to achieve your goals...If you fell off the education wagon before, Menlo is the perfect place for a second chance to help you get back on track.
-Anonymous Menlo Senior
"It's a smaller environment with more one-on-one attention...and everyone is very respectful to each other."
-Anonymous Menlo Senior