High School

At Takoda Prep students can:

  • Work toward earning their high school diploma from Minneapolis Public Schools
  • Earn additional credits beyond their daily schedules through extra course work
  • Juniors and seniors can earn college credits through PSEO (Post-Secondary enrollment options) by enrolling in either college courses or vocational/job training courses. These credits also serve towards high school diploma credits.
  • Attend class in the morning and work in the afternoon

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, 2020-2021 Takoda Prep classes will likely be presented in a combination of distance learning and on-campus instruction. Follow this link to review the district’s Distance Learning Plan.

Christy Irrgang, Education Director

612.341.3358, x139

About Takoda Prep

Takoda Prep is an accredited alternative high school for students ages 14-21. The school is under contract with the Minneapolis Public School district (MPS Special District #1) and focuses on helping all students make advancements in core academic competencies while maintaining a strong connection to American Indian culture. The school features a unique, small class environment that allows students to receive individualized instruction and support from the Takoda Prep learning community.


Students can maintain a connection to their home school for extracurricular activities such as prom, athletics, and graduation ceremonies.

Beyond high school

Takoda Prep offers students the opportunity to connect with options after high school. The school partners with Achieve Minneapolis to research colleges, education programs, and scholarships for students. Takoda Prep also participates in several college visits and welcomes speakers from a variety of colleges, training schools, professional organizations, military branches, etc. to expose students to a wide array of post-secondary options.

Getting started check list

  • Meet with staff and complete all required paperwork for enrollment
  • Provide transcripts (these can be obtained via the MPS student placement center)
  • If applicable, provide the special education IEP (Individual Education Plan) records two weeks prior to enrollment. IEPs can be obtained from the last school of attendance

Quarter 1 Schedule


11am- Current Events

1pm- Science

3pm- US Government


11am- Ojibwe Culture

1pm- English

3pm- Math


1pm- English

3pm- Math


PBL/Make Up Day

10am-1pm- Advisory Hours

Are you interested in attending Takoda Prep? Complete the form below to get started.