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Longfellow: A School for Pregnant and Parenting Teens

Our School

Longfellow High School is a district-wide alternative  school program of the Minneapolis Public Schools and Teen Adolescent pregnancy and Parenting {TAPP} Program. 

Longfellow is community of students, staff, families, and county and community partners working collaboratively to promote generational self-sufficiency among pregnant and parenting teens.

We believe in a comprehensive approach to providing positive education options,health and pregnancy prevention for teen parents. We strive to support students in improving their attendance and enhance their academic performance.


Personalized Learning Model

Longfellow High School is a personalized school model that is tailored to the needs and interests of each individual student. We are an alternative public school that through flexibility and choice, honors and recognizes the unique gifts, skills, passions, and attributes of each child, as well as each child's challenges and obstacles to learning.  Students work in a day-long advisory in the subjects they need to complete to graduate and prepare for college.  Students choose how they will accomplish their goals –with support of teachers and instructional support staff, through Project-Based Learning (PBL), blended-online courses as well as some small group projects and seminars. 


Key Elements to Personalized Learning:

1. Flexible, Anytime/Everywhere Learning

2. Redefined Teacher Role; Teacher as Advisor

3. Project-Based, Authentic Learning

4. Student Driven Learning Path

5.  Mastery/Competency-Based Progression/Pace