Links to Community Partners


The Academy is proud to connect with other community resources to provide extensive programming for our student population.
 

Arlington Recreation Center
As in past years, the Academy continues to contract with Arlington Recreation Center to use their indoor and outdoor facilities. These facilities are instrumental in the promotion of fitness and teamwork and are utilized 3-4 times a week throughout the school year.

Ramsey County Probation
The Academy works closely with several Ramsey County Probation Officers to help students improve attendance, complete community service, reduce drug use, and foster appropriate community behaviors. Many P.O.s serve as a strong referral source for the school. They believe the Academy provides the right blend of academics, life skills training, structure, nurturing, and accountability that their clients need in order to fulfill the conditions of their probation. At any given point, around 30% of the students enrolled in the Academy are on probation. Well over 50% of the school population has been on probation at one time during their school career.

180 Degrees
Located in the same building as the Academy, this program provides mentoring services to young women identified as needing extra support. Often, these young women are in need of a school like the Academy that provides a small, community-based environment. Many students in the 180 degrees program have experienced success at the Academy. Conveniently, 180 degrees is housed in the same building as the school.

Saint Paul Public Health Nurses
These individuals help ensure young mothers are provided with the necessary resources to raise their children in a healthy environment. The Academy assists the nurses in providing services and also helps students fulfill the school attendance component necessary to remain eligible in their program. Around 25% of the school population is either pregnant or parenting.

Kinney Family Foundation
The Kinney Family Foundation provides funds for the Academy to build outstanding curriculum, foster professional development, increase technology in the classroom, and support community, parent, and student special events. This relationship was first established during the 2004-2005 school year.

American Indian Family Center
The American Indian Family Center provides support service and resources to the Academyís Native American students. In addition, this organization provides culturally specific workshops and presentations to all members of the school community.

Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Vocational Rehabilitation is extremely valuable to students' who have IEPís and medical conditions affecting employment. The services help students with the transition from high school to employment or continuing education. A Rehabilitation Counselor comes to the school to meet with students six times over a six month period. They present an orientation to the services and studentís needs, abilities and skills are accesed. Students also receive help filling out job application forms, build a resume and role played interviews with the students.
 

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