We are a community school for pregnant and parenting students and their children. We believe that education should be hands-on and relevant to real-life, college and career. We do so with a personalized school model that includes both blended-online and project-based learning.

Longfellow Students Write Lullabies

As part of Carnegie Hall's Lullaby Project, select students from Longfellow High School have had the opportunity to work with VocalEssence ¡Cantaré! composer Francisco Zúñiga.  Together, they have composed six lullabies that will be performed by an octet of VocalEssence Ensemble Singers at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on May 20th at 6:30pm.  This has been an amazing experience for our students.

Longfellow wins Award

Longfellow High School has received the 2015-16 Silver Star of Innovation Award from MASSP for our D3 program.  This award is given to schools around the state who have successfully implemented innovative programs in their school.  Our D3 program, which is a collaboration with MCTC, has started many of our students on the path to a post-secondary degree by allowing students to start course work at MCTC while still finishing their high school credits.  We look forward to continuing our work in this program and increasing our student participation.

Longfellow Teacher Wins Award

WCCO News arrived on Thursday morning to present our parenting teacher, Melanie Faulhaber, with an Excellent Educator Award for her hard work at Longfellow High School.  The whole school gathered in our media center to surprise Melanie with this award.  She did not suspect a thing.

This story will air on WCCO news on Wednesday, February 24th, on both the 5:00 and 6:00pm news.

All of Longfellow Staff and Students congratulate Melanie on this most deserved award!


At Longfellow Alternative High School we provide a personalized learning environment for students to complete their high school education and build a strong future through an emphasis on attendance, academic achievement, and positive relationships. By encouraging critical thought, providing prenatal and parenting education, and partnering with community services we support diploma-driven parents and kindergarten ready children as they establish the groundwork for lifelong learning.


Every teen parent will be prepared for post-secondary education and employment. Every child will be ready for kindergarten.

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