Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs



Affiliated Organizations

International Association for Learning Alternatives

The International Association of Alternative Programs held national conferences urging alternatives programs for 33 years. The growth of state organizations has meant IALA is no longer essential and has terminated its work. The website contained many useful articles and the focused wording of the mission of IALA. To retain valuable items, those materials have been transferred to the MAAP website. MANAP was a major supporter of IALA and thanks Dan Daly and Wayne Jennings (and Ray Morley from Iowa) for their fine work over many decades.

IALA Resources

Generator School Network
Amanda Larson, GSN Coordinator

The Hope Survey - Ed Visions
Aaron Grimm
The Hope Survey

Minnesota Association of Charter Schools
Eugene Piccolo, Executive Director

Minnesota Department of Education
Dr. Brenda Cassellius, Commissioner

Metropolitan Federation of Alternative Schools
Joe Rice, President

Minnesota Literacy Council
Eric Nesheim, Executive Director
Minnesota Literacy Council

Minnesota Online Learning Alliance
Melissa Nelson, Board Chair
Minnesota Online Learning Allliance

Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting
Brigid Riley, Executive Director

A Year At Mission Hill

MAAP entered into a partnership with Mission Hill, a school in Boston that is very student centered, innovative and personalized, to provide another venue to show short 5 min video clips about the educational opprortunities offered at Mission Hill.

Please check back here often for updates.

A Year At Mission Hill

Quick Overview:

A 10-part video series chronicling the rhythms and relationships of a year in the life of one of America’s most successful public schools – we’ll get to see firsthand what goes into creating the ideal learning environment for children (and adults). We’ll meet the school’s teachers, families and children as they experience the highs and lows of a year of self-discovery, exploration, and frustration. And we’ll get to use each episode as a jumping-off point for a series of national conversations about the state of public education as it is – and as it ought to be.