Student Placement Center
Mon, Tues, Wed,Fri   7:30am - 4:30pm
Thurs 12:00pm - 4:30pm

2102 University Avenue West, Saint Paul 55114

Non-Traditional High Schools

Non-traditional high schools are available for students who need or desire a learning environment that is different from traditional high schools. Flexible hours, alternative teaching methods and opportunities for college credit help students make extra progress toward graduation. 


Please call the Student Placement Center at 651-632-3760 for more information to determine if a non-traditional high school is the right choice for your child.

AGAPE - Adolescent Girls and Parenting Education  1037 University Ave. W.   651-744-7970

  • Our school provides pregnant and/or parenting teen mothers an environment in which they can complete their high school education, with an emphasis on college and career readiness.

  • We offer University of Minnesota, Saint Paul College and Inver Hills Community College courses to give students the opportunity to graduate with both high school and college credit. 

  • Additional services include a full-time social worker and school nurse, on-site child care and a health clinic. 

We offer: 

AVID • University of Minnesota courses • Saint Paul College courses • Inver Hills Community College courses


Gateway to College  235 Marshall Ave.   651-403-4222

  • Students ages 16-21 can earn both high school and college credits as they complete their high school diploma. 

  • Gateway to College staff help students gain college experience and credits through personalized education plans.

  • Students have flexible schedules, with some college classes taught by Saint Paul College instructors and some high school classes taught by traditional high school teachers.

  • All students have access to a Metro Transit bus card to travel to and from Saint Paul College.

  • Successful Gateway to College graduates can finish high school with the equivalent of a year or more of college credits.

We offer: 

Saint Paul College courses • Inver Hills Community College courses • University of Minnesota courses • AVID


Evening High School   1212 University Ave. W. or 1526 Sixth St. E.   651-744-1210

  • Evening High School (EHS) provides students with the opportunity to complete coursework and recover credits necessary for high school graduation.

  • Core courses required for graduation are taught by licensed teachers.

  • Counselors refer students (16 years old and older) to the EHS program and make course recommendations. 

  • Students must meet eligibility requirements.


Gordon Parks High School    1212 University Ave. W.   651-744-1212

  • Students have flexible schedules, the opportunity to earn credits toward graduation and can participate in the work experience program.

  • We provide multiple opportunities for students to participate in community-based, multi-subject projects.

  • Each student prepares a college and career plan to navigate life after high school.

  • Students must be in grade 11 or 12 and at least 16 years old to enroll at Gordon Parks.

  • Students must attend an orientation before enrolling.

  • Current SPPS students must be referred by their high school counselor.

  • Students may be eligible to receive an unlimited Metro Transit bus card based on transportation guidelines.

  • Students must meet eligibility requirements.


GAP School (9-12)    381 Robie St. E.    651-262-5801

  • GAP School is a community-based middle and high school serving grades 7-12. 

  • GAP provides students with academic classes, mental health and social work services, mentoring, post-high school transition support and employment training that leads to industry-recognized job certifications.

  • Our program helps students who experience challenges in traditional high school settings by providing a smaller school and class environment.


LEAP High School   631 Albert Street N.    651-228-7706

  • Our school serves students ages 14 to 20 who are learning English while earning a high school diploma.

  • Students have flexible schedules and the opportunity to earn credits toward graduation.

  • Students receive instruction closely matched to their level of English ability in classes that address reading, writing and speaking English.

  • Bilingual staff members work in small groups that allow students to receive individualized attention that respects and supports their native cultures.

  • Through partnerships with local organizations, students have the opportunity to develop leadership skills and participate in community service projects.

  • Students must meet eligibility requirements.

We offer: 

Extended Day for Learning (EDL) • Language Academy