EdVisions Co-Op replaces union arrangements by creating a professional association of teachers and owners that contract with a school board to supply a learning program. More information is available at edvisionscooperative.org.

Individual schools in this group include:

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.

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 […]

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. […]

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.

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 […]