Loring Nicollet Alternative School

About the 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 and gender-fair curriculum, an informal atmosphere, participatory democracy, open communication, trust, honesty, values clarification, personal growth, self-discipline, and the balance between group and individual responsibility and decision making.

Curriculum Focus/Courses
LNAS has the same core curriculum credit requirements and graduation standards as the Minneapolis Public School system. Students who graduate from LNAS receive a diploma from their home school in the Minneapolis system (e.g. North, Washburn, South, etc.).

English, science, math, social studies, creative problem solving, and other electives are offered. Strong emphasis is placed on social studies, gender studies, minority studies, self-knowledge, activism, and leadership. The average class size is 10-12 students.

Program Strengths
Small size, high expectations and follow through, college prep. The objective of LNAS is to empower high school students to become more aware of who they are and what they need to reach their goals.

Support Services
Employment focused, Metro Transit transportation passed provided to eligible students, Clinical Social Worker and GAP Therapist on site, Destination: Diploma to Degree (D3) and PSEO are both available through MCTC, we are also an ALC Plus site with Hennepin County.

Call for information and appointment. Waiting list, first come, first served; can be waived if student is within 1.5 credits of graduation.

Member of the Metropolitan Federation of Alternative Schools

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PPL Loring Nicollet Community Center, 1925 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403

School Hours
Monday – Friday: 8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Students Served
Grades 10-12, Ages 15-21

LNAS 2015-2016 School Improvement Plan

2016 – 2017 School Testing Calendars

A letter to LNAS families in: English · Somali · Spanish



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