The General Colin L. Powell Leadership Academy is a STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – focused school with high academic standards and enriched with a commitment to leadership, academic excellence, discipline and service.
Located in Minneapolis, our mission is to motivate young people to be better citizens. Through our one-of-a-kind, college-preparatory, STEM-based and public education option, we offer students an engaging academic environment where military ideals inspire cadets to become better scholars, leaders and citizens.
The Powell Leadership Academy does not train or recruit for military service, but prepares students for future success in post-secondary education, careers and a life of service and active citizenship. The values of character, social responsibility, teamwork and selfless service to community are combined with achievement, fitness, leadership and American heritage to help cadets realize the power of their potential.