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

AGAPE High 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. AGAPE has a partnership with the University of Minnesota and Saint Paul College to offer college-level classes at our site, giving students the opportunity to graduate with both high school and college credit. To help remove barriers that may affect a student’s educational success, we provide additional services such as a full-time social worker and school nurse, on-site child care and a health clinic. AGAPE partners with multiple community agencies to assist students in need.


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

Our school is a chance to finish high school while beginning college. Students can earn both high school and college credits as they complete their high school diploma. Gateway staff help students gain college experience and credits through personalized education plans in a caring and supportive community. 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!

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

Evening High School (EHS) is focused on providing students with the opportunity to complete course work and recover credits necessary for high school graduation. Online and traditional classes are offered at two sites: Gordon Parks High School, 1212 University Ave. W., and Eastside Learning Hub @ Harding, 1526 Sixth St. E. Age requirements, criteria for eligibility and specific services vary. Guidance counselors refer students (16 years old and older) to the program and make course recommendations necessary for graduation. Students must meet eligibility requirements.


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

Our school’s mission is to honor the legacy of Gordon Parks by providing pathways to graduation and opportunities for life-long success. Named for the legendary African American civil rights activist, filmmaker, photographer and writer, Gordon Parks is a school where effort makes the difference. Students have flexible schedules, the ability to receive credits toward graduation while also gaining work experience, and access to unlimited Metro Transit bus cards to travel to and from school.
Students have multiple opportunities to participate in community-based activism, art, social and environmental studies. Through collaboration among staff, students and families we provide support and opportunities for all to be successful. For example, each student will leave Gordon Parks with 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. Current SPPS students must be referred by their high school counselor.

Guadalupe Alternative Programs (7-12)    381 Robie St. E.    651-262-5801

Guadalupe Alternative Programs (GAP) 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. To ensure youth are
academically, socially, and emotionally equipped to succeed, our programming focuses on three critical goals: 1) Providing a safe, structured environment where our students can learn and grow; 2) Supporting our students with comprehensive
counseling and support services that are socially and culturally sensitive; and 3) Empowering our students with training that builds personal leadership as well as job and career readiness.

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

Our school is dedicated to serving students ages 14 to 20 who are learning English while earning a high school diploma. 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 in an atmosphere that respects and supports their native cultures. LEAP also offers after-school classes. Through partnerships with local organizations, students have the opportunity to develop leadership skills and participate in community service projects. We help the newest members of our community succeed now and into the future.