MERC Alternative High School

About the School
MERC is an alternative high school with an emphasis on attendance, respect, and setting goals. The staff is committed to helping students obtain their diploma and set goals for their future.

Curriculum Focus/Courses

MERC has the same core curriculum credit requirements and graduation standards as the Minneapolis Public School system. Students who graduate from MERC receive a diploma from their home school in the Minneapolis system.

Courses include English, social studies, math, science, job preparation, college preparation, computer skills, physical education, health, and creative problem solving and others. The average class size is 14-16 students.

Program Strengths
MERC offers a safe, caring environment, small class sizes, a counselor, a dedicated staff, and mentorship within the building, which enhance the student’s success in jobs, community involvement, and college.

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. Parent or guardian must accompany student for intake.

Member of the Metropolitan Federation of Alternative Schools

Have questions? Call us!

PPL Bethlehem Community Center, 2539 Pleasant Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404

School Hours
Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Students Served
Grades 10-12, Ages 15-21




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