Latest Update on the MAAP Conference

We had so much fun this week. Here is a quick preview of what went on at the MAAP Conference:


MAAP 33rd Annual Conference


Here is an example of the type of session that was presented at the conference:

The Active Classroom

2016 MAAP Legislative Platform

Below is the 2016 MAAP Legislative Platform. Please review, and contact your legislator.

2016 MAAP Legislative Platform

St. Croix ALC Builds Boats

WCCO just had an article about how Urban Boat Builders is teaching St. Croix ALC students how to build canoes.  Here is the link to the WCCO article:

WCCO Article on Urban Boat Builders

2015-2016 MAAP STARS Manual

Looking for the new MAAP STARS Events Manual for this year. 

2015-2016 MAAP STARS Event Manual

Here is the MAAP STARS Chapter Manual also:

MAAP STARS Chapter Manual

Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)

The Superintendent of Education has provided us with the following information that schools should include on their websites to explain Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO). Please feel free to add this information to your school's website if it is not already there:

Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students to earn both high school and college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college-level, nonsectarian courses at eligible participating postsecondary institutions. Most PSEO courses are offered on the campus of the postsecondary institution; some courses are offered online. Each participating college or university sets its own requirements for enrollment into the PSEO courses. Eleventh and 12th-grade students may take PSEO courses on a full- or part-time basis; 10th graders may take one career/technical PSEO course. If they earn at least a grade C in that class, they may take additional PSEO courses.


There is no charge to PSEO students for tuition, books or fees for items that are required to participate in a course. Students must meet the PSEO residency and eligibility requirements and abide by participation limits specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09. Funds are available to help pay transportation expenses for qualifying students to participate in PSEO courses on college campuses. Schools must provide information to all students in grades 8-11 and their families by March 1, every year. Students must notify their school by May 30 if they want to participate in PSEO for the following school year. For current information about the PSEO program, visit the Minnesota Department of Education’s Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) webpage.

Support Services List Serve

Calling all Social Workers, Counselors, School Psychologists, Chemical Health counselors, etc. who are interested in creating a list serve within MAAP.  This list serve will stand as a platform to ask questions of other "like" professionals to better assist students at the ALCs. 

Click Here to sign up.

2015 MAAP Legislative Platform

Check out the MAAP Platform for 2015 Legislative Session. Please read over the platform and contact you legislator to advocate for issues that alternative programs face.



What an excellent, exciting, and rewarding spring conference we just had. Here are a few videos to highlight the activities that we all experienced:

Animoto of MAAP STARS 2016 Spring Conference

Sample of MAAP STARS Student Art Work


MAAP STARS Student and Advisor of the Year

We are pleased to announce the following winners of MAAP STARS Student and Advisor of the year:

Student of the Year:  Daniel Lopez Gomez, Worthington ALC

Advisor of the Year:  Christine Salokar, Brooklyn Center Academy


New MAAP STARS Fund Raising Brochure

Please check out the new MAAP STARS Fund Raising Brochure. This brochure highlights all the wonderful features of the MAAP STARS program, and ways that you can help assure the future of this program by making donations to the program.



2015-16 Featured Schools

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