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LearningExpress Library
Practice taking tests online, including SAT, ACT, TOEFL, adult basic skills, civil service, law enforcement, military, EMS, postal services, firefighter, and U.S. citizenship. more info.

Available on Library workstations onlyMinnesota Career Information System (MCIS)
Set career goals, build a resume, search for jobs, and plan your education path with this database. Resources include occupation descriptions, job search tools, college information sources including financial aid planning. Data provided is Minnesota specific. Available only on library workstations. more info.

 

Websites

Speak Up Minneapolis 
Anonymously report potential violence by phone or text.  Trained Counselors are ready to respond 24/7.

STRYVE 
Striving To Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere is a national initiative to prevent youth violence before it starts among young people.

Metro Man & Lightrail Lady, Episode 1 
Minneapolis schools have students using MetroTransit buses now. Watch this video to learn how to ride and use Go-To cards appropriately.


School Services 
be@school provides direct support to young people and families to help students get to school and graduate.

Gay-Straight Alliance Network 
Fight homophobia and transphobia in your school by joining or starting an alliance.

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 
This national organization helps Gay-Straight Alliances in schools and may be contacted for training and support.

Northern Star Online 
Take high school classes online. Free to Minnesota students once you have an enrollment form signed by your old school or homeschool equivalent.

Online Learning | MN Department of Education 
List of approved learning providers and forms you may need.


District 287 
Provides alternative learning environments for Gifted Education and Special Needs students, including Career & Technical Programs.

Study Abroad Links 
Find thousands of resources and opportunties around the globe.


Insight School of Minnesota 
A tuition-free public high school offering full-time online education from state-certified teachers.

StopBullying.gov 
Information on how to prevent and respond to bullying and cyberbullying, how to get help, and state anti-bullying laws and policies.

Metro South Under 21 Diploma Program 
The Metro South Under 21 Diploma Program is designed for those who have fallen behind in high school, who desire to attend a program which better fits their individual needs, and for those who have dropped out and want to return to complete their high school education. This program serves students age 17-21 years old.

Violence in Our Schools 
The University of Minnesota provides links to helpful resources for dealing with violence in schools.

Love is Respect 
If you are in an abusive relationship or know someone who is, Love is Respect can help. Learn about dating abuse, make a safety plan, and get support from Peer Advocates who can assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Should You Worry About School Violence? 
Get answers to your questions about school violence.

Minnesota Assocation of Charter Schools 
Tuition free independent schools.

Perpich Arts High School 
Free high school arts education at a school in Golden Valley.

Pacer Center's Teens Against Bullying 
Information on different kinds of bullying, tips on how to respond, and resources for stopping bullying.

Broadway High School 
An alternative learning environment for pregnant and parenting teens.

Wellstone International High School 
A "Newcomer Center" designed to serve students up to age 21 with limited to no English language skills or literacy skills in their first language.

Hennepin County Schools 
Find links to all the school districts in Hennepin County in this overview.


Minneapolis Public Schools Summer School 
Offers a variety of learning programs for students of all ages.

iQ Academy Minnesota 
A free, public, full-time online school currently enrolling students in grades 6 through 12.

Heritage Academy of Science & Technology 
Somali students find support for nurturing cultural values, traditions & language, & developing academic English skills in math, science & technology here.

Minnesota Internship Center 
A Charter School which targets students ages 16-20 who seek non-traditional education.  Programs include an English Language Academy, Health Career focus, and Education and Business.

Dealing with Bullying 
Advice on how to deal with someone who bullies you, how to stop being a bully, and how to stop people from bullying in your school.

Minnesota Virtual High School 
Attend middle school or high school online.

Minnesota Department of Education 
Find school district maps, report cards on schools, and more!

FAIR (Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Resource) School 
Students at FAIR School Crystal (grades 4-8) and FAIR School Downtown (grades K-3 and 6-12) explore dance, theater, music, writing, and visual and media arts, in addition to other academic subjects.

International Baccalaureate 
Learn from teachers and other students around the world! Choose the Middle Years (11-16) and Diploma (16-19) Programmes and then find a local school that sponsors your classes.

U of MN High School Programs 
Take college courses while you're in high school in this Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program or in special classes in your high school (College in the Schools).

Post-Secondary Enrollment Options in Minnesota 
Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) allow high school juniors and seniors to take college courses.

GED Testing Service 
Start here for accurate and reliable information about the GED testing program. 

ReachOut.com 
Learn to deal with bullies and develop other ways to get through tough times. Includes local resources.

School Districts in Hennepin County 
Links to 22 Independent School Districts within Hennepin County.




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Last updated: Dec. 4, 2013
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