High School


Takoda Prep Open House
Wednesday, September 1, 1PM-5:30pm

If your student is interested in attaining their high school diploma in a culturally rich
environment, consider Takoda Prep. Enrollment is open now for the 2021-22 academic year.
Takoda Prep students are more likely to graduate and pursue post-secondary education
than their peers in mainstream schools. Join us for an open house to meet the staff,
enjoy some snacks, and learn more about the school.

For questions, contact Christy Irrgang at 612.341.3358, x139.


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

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.

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

Third Quarter


10am- Extra Credit & Project-Based Learning

11am- Art

12:30pm- Science

2pm- Economics

4pm- Workshops (Wed. Only)


10am- Extra Credit & Project-Based Learning

11am- Ojibwe Language & Culture

12:30pm- English

2pm- Math A

2:45pm- Math B


10am- Extra Credit & Project-Based Learning

11am- Project-Based Learning Class

Submit the form to learn more about enrolling at Takoda Prep


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