El Colegio is a small public high school in Minneapolis that has been serving students in English and Spanish since 2000. We are a free charter school option open to any student entering high school or wanting to transfer to a smaller school
Our Mission: In community, El Colegio honors and builds upon the talents of bilingual students and their diverse families to provide the academic rigor, leadership skills, career preparation, and community connections necessary to fulfill their potential as change makers.
Communities worldwide are transformed by the El Colegio experience of liberation.
Graduating 12th Grade Students create: a research paper, community presentation and an art project on a topic that is important to them and the community.
FROM IDEA TO REALITY: THE EVOLUTION OF LEAP SITES
Identity: We support our youth and their families in recognizing and embracing their own unique histories, cultures, and languages.
Solidarity: We recognize that we all live in connection with each other; we must honor and support our youth to honor and embrace our communities.
Intellect: Success in life and community change requires critical thinking and a deeper level of consciousness.
Justice: We pursue our work not solely for the individual benefit of the youth and families we serve, but because we believe their role is critical in securing equity and opportunity for all members of society.