The Face 2 Face TOP TEN

  • 01 Face to Face serves a population that is most at risk for dropping out of high school. Despite this fact, Face to Face out performs State, District, and Local school averages in Math, Reading, Science, and Graduation Rate for Focus Students.
  • 02 Face to Face is highly respected in the community. Parents, Counselors, Truancy Officers, Public Health Nurses, and even Local and State Representatives view Face to Face as a model for working with At Risk Youth.
  • 03 The Academy offers many out of school opportunities to recover and/or earn extra credit, including the Award winning Wilderness & Outdoor Program. The Academy’s credit earning system has been recoginized as a model program for re-engaging high school students.
  • 04 Face to Face has a veteran staff committed to working with youth. More than half of the staff has been with the school more than 10 years (the school has been open since 1999). All staff are fully licensed in their content area.
  • 05 Face to Face offers a rigorous curriculum that addresses the core academic areas of English, Math, Social Studies, Science, Art, Physical Education, and Health. The school also emphasizes life skills such as conflict resolution, interpersonal communication, preparing for the world of work, and respect for the community.
  • 06 Face to Face has been a receipient of Minnesota Department of Education’s Finance Award since 2009. The Academy maintains a Fund Balance between 30-35%, well above both District and Charter School averages.
  • 07 Over 80% of students achieve their high growth scores on both the MCA Math and Reading tests. The school has been named a High Qualtiy Charter School for its part in closing the Achievement Gap.
  • 08 The Academy continues to work with students after graduation with the goal that at least 90% of graduates are either gainfully employed, or are enrolled in a post secondary program, 6 months after earning their diploma.
  • 09 Our school calendar is one of the most unique in the state and serves to meet the needs of our students. The Academy is open every month of the year and never has a break longer than 3 weeks.
  • 10 With an 8:40 a.m. start, students have extra time in the morning to get ready and make it to school rested and with more energy.