Consortiums & Networks

Individual schools in this group include:

El Puente

Our Mission El Puente High School is committed to providing a small, safe, and nurturing learning environment in which students focus on becoming contributing members of society. We believe that a solid and well-rounded academic education is the essential cornerstone in building a successful future for each of our students. Our Vision We envision providing […]

Hope Academy High School

Hope Academy students are prepared for post-high school success, because: We offer a flexible, holistic approach that serves the academic, social-emotional, and physical needs of students who seek a non-traditional school environment; We feature individualized, project-based, and culturally-responsive instruction that promotes restorative relationships, community engagement, service-learning, and real-world leadership development. Our student-focused, teacher-powered leadership model […]

Career Pathways

Career Pathways (CPATH) works to include underserved and disenfranchised students who don’t achieve well in traditional settings, but who will flourish in this unique multi-age/multi-graded environment which promotes application of learning. Research shows that all students learn better when they experience the real-life responsibilities of the job.

DREAM Technical Academy

“Where serious people go to broaden their minds and learn to live the rest of their lives.” This sentence encapsulates our educational mission here at DREAM. We aim to build a community of learners who are dedicated to expanding their experiences and challenging ideas that are taken for granted. By supporting and encouraging each other […]

CHOICE Technical Academy

CHOICE Technical Academy is a public charter school that focuses on career and college preparedness for grades 7 to 12. The curriculum is designed for students who enjoy learning by doing, with a hands-on project-based learning focus.

Washtenaw International High School (WIHI)

Washtenaw International High School is a public consortium, International Baccalaureate (IB) High School for academically focused students in participating school districts in Washtenaw County, Wayne County, Oakland County, and Livingston County. WIHI opened its doors in the fall of 2011 with approximately 100 students and now serves 490 students in grades 9 through 12. WIHI […]

Terra Nova School

Out of the classroom, into the world. At the Terra Nova School (formerly Jane Goodall Environmental Sciences Academy), students will foster their knowledge, love and respect for the environment while promoting sustainability for future generations. This teacher-led school is located near Maple Lake, Minnesota in the heart of Wright County. Students don’t have to be […]

Loring Nicollet Alternative School

Loring Nicollet Alternative School (LNAS) is a fully accredited high school for students who want something different from a large, traditional public high school. The most successful environment for students is one that is safe and one that validates their experiences. The foundation of this environment at LNAS consists of respect for individuality, a multicultural […]

UCP Bailes Community Academy

At UCP of Central Florida, we believe every child deserves academics to help them learn, grow and excel. That’s why each of our classrooms is led by highly qualified and experienced teachers who welcome children and families into a community of learning. Our research-based academics lay the foundation for each student’s future success. By opening […]

Washtenaw Alliance for Virtual Education (WAVE)

The Washtenaw Alliance for Virtual Education is a free, public high school program for students in Washtenaw County school districts. The school offers a flexible, student-centered, project-based approach to learning for students who need an alternative to the traditional high school model. Students follow a rich, flexibly-paced curriculum offering guided by highly-qualified subject area teachers, […]

Level Up Academy

Our emphasis on personalized learning allows teachers to honor where each child is in their development and to guide them to mastery at their own pace. Our students will continually “level up.” This differs from the calendar and age driven model of social promotion. Students are organized in mixed age groupings with small class sizes. […]

Innocademy Zeeland Charter School

Innocademy’s goal is to graduate students with a skillset and critical approach ready for the 21st century—a toolkit they have already put to use while “learning and leading” during their 14 years at Innocademy. They aim to send their students out into the world with their eyes and hearts wide open to global needs and […]

Innocademy Allegan Charter School

Innocademy’s goal is to graduate students with a skillset and critical approach ready for the 21st century—a toolkit they have already put to use while “learning and leading” during their 14 years at Innocademy. They aim to send their students out into the world with their eyes and hearts wide open to global needs and […]

iCademy Global Charter School

iCademy Global is changing the way the world learns by empowering parents and students to create a learning environment that best fits their learning style and needs. By harnessing the momentum of empowered families, iCademy Global aims to work alongside them to address the needs of the whole child—emotional, social, physical and academic. iCademy Global […]

Kato Public Charter School

Kato Public Charter School continues to strive to give students a strong, performance-based education closely related to real-life experiences. Like other charter schools, Kato Public Charter School provides choice for parents and students within the public school system. Students must meet all graduation requirements set by the State of Minnesota to receive a high school […]

Northern Lights Community School

NLCS emphasizes project-based learning and strong connections to the community, using community members and organizations as teaching resources for students. The goal of the school is to provide an opportunity for students working at all levels of academic achievement, who are looking for a smaller, more personalized environment.

Escuela Verde

Escuela Verde learners develop, research, work, and produce their own projects. Projects that mean something. Projects that prove growth. Projects that matter to them and to our community. Working in small advisories of 16 students, Escuela Verde students collaborate with their educational advisors to define and meet their own vision of success. Students co-develop a […]

Academic Arts High School

Students at Academic Arts High School study environmental themes in their coursework throughout the school year. At AAHS, students are encouraged to explore and develop their individual skills and interests through projects aligned with state standards. Twenty-first century resources, including a new music production studio and chromebooks in all classrooms, allow students to develop projects […]

Naytahwaush Community School

Naytahwaush is a child-centered environment where learning is relevant. The school respects the traditions and wisdom of community, family and self. In 2006, 100 percent of the students were American Indian. Children are respected as individuals, as community members, and as ancestors of a rich cultural heritage. Experiential and service-learning activities enhance curriculum.

Nerstrand Elementary School

Nerstrand has strong programs in reading, language arts, and mathematics that help students realize success in the curricular areas of science, social studies, and technology—just to name a few. They also embrace a strong commitment to the teaching and appreciation of the visual arts. There are many special programs embraced by Nerstrand Elementary School. Three […]

Minnesota New Country School

A project-based learning model based upon the idea that students will be most engaged in the learning process when they have a personal interest in what they are learning. Instead of sitting in a teacher-driven classroom all day long, students learn through the exploration of topics that interest them on their own terms, and largely […]


Avalon School prepares students for college and life in a strong, nurturing community that inspires active learning, engaged citizenship, and hope for the future. AVALON combines (1) a college-prep focus, (2) interdisciplinary seminars, (3) project–based learning, and (4) a technology component. This will be complemented by extensive training in ethics, conflict resolution, interpersonal/life skills, and […]

Green Isle Community School

Located in a rural community where the community school closed due to district consolidation, Green Isle offers a local public school option for families. The school provides a multi-age instructional model with programming that fosters intentional school-community connections, encourages responsible citizenship through service learning, and offers authentic learning opportunities through interdisciplinary-learning projects. The primary purpose […]

EdVisions Off Campus

EdVisions Off Campus uses a project-based online learning program. Students begin their day in an online advisory group, where students share their plan for the day, find encouragement, and share with adults and kids. Another “live” meeting time during the day is the one-on-one meeting with the student’s advisor, which students usually have from 3-5 […]

Phoenix High School

A personalized and flexible learning structure motivates students to direct their own education, initiating projects and meeting learning standards in ways that are unique to their own interests and abilities.

Sage Academy

Sage encourages life-long learning, respect for a diverse, global community, awareness of the earth’s limited resources, and understanding of social justice issues throughout the world. The school promotes active participation of students as citizens of the world and offers multiple and diverse opportunities for leadership in team dynamics and problem solving experiences.

El Colegio Charter School

El Colegio Charter School is a small public high school in Minneapolis that has been serving students in English and Spanish since 2000. El Colegio engages students in challenging, profound learning experiences that integrate research-based teaching strategies with Latino culture and traditions. The school provides a supportive and personalized environment so that students are known […]