The K-12 academic community of MTCS is the largest group of charter schools in the state of Minnesota. We are a tuition-free, public school with eight options that serve students in the Twin Cities metro area through our brick and mortar school sites, as well as greater Minnesota through our online options.

Learning Opportunities

  • STEM – Learning opportunities inspired by science, technology, engineering, and math, so that all students have the chance to reach their full potential

  • Blended Learning – Combines online digital media with traditional classroom methods; gives the student some choice over time, place, path or pace

  • JROTC Leadership – A character and leadership development program available to MTS middle and high school students

  • Online – Part-time and full-time flexible learning solutions to help you graduate and find success

  • Careers and Work Experience Program – Offers theory and practical experience for employment and entry into college and post-secondary training options after high school

  • Digital Music Program – Currently an after-school program, students have access to a recording studio to compose, record and collaborate

MTCS School Sites

Banaadir Elementary (Grades K-4)
A place to become a responsible, competent and prepared lifelong learner as well as a conscientious citizen. Focused ELL Program to provide instruction for academic and linguistic competence.

Banaadir Academy (Grades 5-12)
An extension of Banaadir Elementary with a focus on math and science (STEM).

MTS Elementary School (Grades K-6)
A place for your child to grow, blossom and develop friendships in a family feel community.

MTS Secondary School (Grades 7-12)
A caring community with blended learning options and a focus on individualized learning, support and opportunities.

General Colin L. Powell Leadership Academy (Grades 9-10)
Small, personalized high school program with a strong focus on academics and leadership skills, community service, citizenship and character development.

P.E.A.S.E. Academy (Grades 8-12)
The nation’s oldest recovery school that offers a quality educational experience that is centered on healing.

MN Virtual Schools (Grades 6-12)
A personalized online learning experience to prepare students to be successful contributors in an evolving global community.

MN Connections Academy (K-12)
MTCS is host to MN Connections Academy, an affiliate of the national Connections Academy. MN Connections Academy is able to offer K-12 online education in Minnesota because of their relationship with MTCS.

We are MTCS, a K-12 academic community. In 1995, we began with one school, the Minnesota Transition Charter School, and have since grown into a collaboration of eight learning options – each having their own focus and personality. Like our programs, we know that each child is unique with their own set of strengths, interests and needs, and we want to build on these. It’s a one step at a time process – one success that builds on another until they have reached their goal. We are here to guide your student along their own path to college and/or careers.

About MN Transitions Charter School

About MTCS

Powell Leadership Academy

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