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NOTICE: The Charter Vision project is dormant as of January 2008. This website is provided for archival purposes only.

MN Charter Schools Closed or Never Opened

School City Opened Closed Sponsor; Reasons for closing or not opening/comments
Central Minnesota Deaf School St. Cloud 1997 2000 St. Cloud School Board; Low enrollment, financial problems
Chiron Downtown Middle School Minneapolis 2002 2005 Pillsbury United Communities; fiscal, administrative; fiscal, governance, enrollment
Col. Charles Young St. Paul 2004 2005 Sabathani Community Center; fiscal, administrative and governance problems; enrollment decline
Dakota Open School Morton 1994 1998 Mn. Dept of Education;; financial and management problems
Fort Snelling Academy Minneapolis 2000 2001 Normandale Community College; Financial and management problems
Frederick Douglas Minneapolis 1994 1999 Minneapolis School Board; facility; enrollment; finances
Hopkins On-line Learning Academy Hopkins 2002 2002 Hopkins School District; State funding restrictions
Learning Adventures Middle School St. Paul 1998 2001 Central Lakes College; low enrollment
Martin Hughes Charter School Mountain Iron 1998 2001 Mt Iron School District; financial probs; dispute with mgnt co.
Mexico Multicultural Education Charter School St. Paul 1994 1998 SSt. Paul School Board; low enrollment
Native Arts High School Minneapolis 2000 2003 Augsburg College; low enrollment
PEAKS Charter School Pillager 1999 2001 Central Lakes College; financial and management problems
PEAKS Charter School Faribault 1999 2001 Alexandria Technical College; financial and management problems
Right Step Academy St. Paul 1995 2000 St. Paul School Board; financial and management problems
Skills for Tomorrow Jr. High St. Paul 2000 2001 Rockford School Board; low enrollment
Strategies for Success St. Paul 1998 2001 St. Paul School Board; financial and management problems
Success Academy St. Paul 1997 2000 St. Paul School District; financial and management problems
Summit School for the Arts Chisago City 1997 2000 Chisago Lakes School Board; low enrollment; academic issues
Toivola-Meadowlands Charter School Meadowlands 1993 2000 St. Louis County School District; financial/facilities problems
Prairie Island Charter School Red Wing Never opened Red Wing School District; founder commitment
Roseville Edison School Roseville Never opened Roseville School Board; facilities
St. Paul Area Military Academy St. Paul Never opened Century College; facilities, other start-up issues