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Twin Cities Academy

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Hi, welcome to Twin Cities Academy! I’m Betsy Lueth, the Executive Director.

TCA is made up of a community of 300 families in the St. Paul and Maplewood area. Most of our families find us because their student has outgrown their current school and they need to find a good fit for middle school and high school.

Some come because they are looking for smaller class sizes and programs focused on preparing for post-secondary education. Others choose us because they need an individualized plan that meets specific learning and social needs.

Our Commitment

Our mission is to ensure that all students graduate with the skills to achieve in college, to contribute positively to society, and to be accepting of all people.

We take pride in our academics, excellent teachers who really care about the well-being of students, and a variety of programs and activities designed to help develop character and community.

No matter who you are, or why you’re here, we want you to feel welcome and belong.

Get the Right Support for Your Child

At TCA, we focus on supporting students in three ways: Comprehensive Academics, Character-building connections, Compassionate support. Here’s what that means to our students and families:

Comprehensive Academics

  • Smaller class sizes so your student gets the amount of attention they need
  • 1:1 chromebook program for all students
  • Academic support that fits your students learning style
  • Extra support in math and reading both small group and one on one intervention, if needed
  • World prep – a process that helps prep for post-secondary education
  • Honors programs to accelerate learning
  • CIS (College in the Schools for credit at the University of Minnesota)
  • Advanced placement
  • AVID program – to develop the soft skills needed for college

Character-building connections

  • Teachers committed to building meaningful relationships with students
  • A younger peer mentoring requirement to help students develop leadership skills
  • A volunteer requirement to help develop a sense of service A diverse student body and a culture of inclusivity
  • Fostering a spirit of community and care for each other – understanding the differences that make us stronger together
  • Many extracurricular opportunities: Clubs, sports, music programs, social justice, school spirit, YAY!

Compassionate support

  • Wrap-around support (mental health check-ins, one on one counselor meetings)
  • Extra help for students and families (peer tutoring, food shelf open to all families, access to technology, health, and housing resources)
  • On-site therapy
  • Other supports to allow kids and their families to focus and help them succeed

Get in Touch With Us

Attend an Info Session

These sessions are a unique opportunity to discover more about TCA. Staff will be available to answer your questions about curriculum, programs, and other aspects of the school. A tour of the school is included.

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Schedule a Student Shadow Day

An opportunity to learn about classes, have dialogue with students and teachers, and ask questions about the culture and climate of TCA.

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Speak to one of our Parent Ambassadors

Request a call from one of our parent ambassadors. They will share more about TCA and their experience. They will answer any questions you have from a parent perspective.

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Apply today!

No matter who you are, or why you’re here, we want you to feel welcome and belong. Applications for the 2024-2025 school year are now available!

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Of our students complete at least 2 years of post-secondary education