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Located in the WestSide of Saint Paul, GAP School serves approximately 200 youth and young adults (ages 16-24) annually through education and enrichment; training that leads to employment; and social and emotional supports. At GAP, we offer at-risk adolescents a safe, structured environment in which to learn and grow. With a significantly lower staff-to-student ratio than mainstream public schools, our teachers develop strong personal relationships with GAP students that help us identify and address each individual’s unique needs.

GAP’s suite of culturally appropriate, community-based educational services help diverse, economically disadvantaged youth overcome the realities of their backgrounds and greatly improve their economic and occupational outcomes.


State Approved Alternative High School

GAP’s accredited, comprehensive high school diploma program serves grades 9-12 and emphasizes the acquisition of strong basic academic skills that promote college and career readiness. Leadership development and community service learning are also core components of the program. The high school program is accredited through MNSAA.  


Adult Basic Education


Adult Basic Education provides adults, ages 18 to 24, with the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and an industry recognized certificate in a career pathway through a full day school program.  Instruction in the core content areas of reading, writing, mathematics, speaking, listening and English Language Acquisition as well as courses in citizenship, civics, basic technology skills, employability skills, health literacy, study skills, financial literacy are offered. The ABE Program is a member of the St. Paul Literacy Consortium.  


YouthBuild Saint Paul

GAP makes a difference in our students’ lives by giving them the tools and credentials they need to achieve economic stability and improve potential for higher lifetime earnings. Our goal is to make education and employment training a possibility for young adults in our community who face significant barriers.