Thank you for your interest in General Colin L. Powell Leadership Academy, a member of MTCS | K-12 Academic Community and state approved public charter school. To be considered for enrollment the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold residency in Minnesota
  • Be in grades 9-12 and under the age of 21

Enrollment Process Steps

  1. Parent/guardian completes and submit initial interest form.
  2. Parent/guardian receives enrollment packet of registration forms along with a list of required and requested documents*.
  3. After submission of packet, enrollment staff requests records from previous school(s).
  4. Staff connect with family, mutually agree upon the appropriate program and assign appropriate grade and/or courses.
  5. Students and families are a welcomed part of General Colin L. Powell Leadership Academy and the MTCS K-12 Academic Community.
PLA Student Enrollment

Lottery Process

If the enrollment at any MTCS program exceeds the capacity of the program, class, grade level or physical space, students will be accepted by lot.

MTCS will give enrollment preference to a sibling of an enrolled student and to a foster child of that pupil’s parents. The children of school staff’s children will be given preference before accepting other students by lottery.

When space opens up in any program, a lottery will be conducted at the MTCS main office before the beginning of each enrollment period. Student’s names will be placed in a container and names will be drawn by the board appointed lottery official. Parents/guardians will be notified by telephone and mail if their child’s name has been drawn.

Immigration Status

As a result of the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling, school personnel may not deny admission to a student during initial enrollment or any other time on basis of undocumented status; or require parents or students to disclose their immigration status or social security numbers, which may expose undocumented status (458 U.S. 1131{1982}).

General Colin L. Powell Leadership Academy

Registration Forms

  • Emergency contact information

  • Attendance Agreement form

  • Permission to release educational records

Required Documents

  • Proof of residency
  • Student birth certificate

Requested Documents

  • Recent photograph of student
  • Free and Reduced Meal Application
  • Transcript or academic record (if applicable)
  • MCA-II/GRAD Test Scores (if applicable)

  • Special education records (if applicable)
  • Immunization records

*Students and parents\guardians are required to inform the office if there is a change of mailing address, telephone phone number or email address. A student’s demographic information must be kept current at all times.