Tuition-Free, Public Charter Schools

Innovative educational opportunities for 7-12th grade students

Technical Academies of Minnesota schools are tuition-free, public charter schools serving grades 7 – 12

Our Mission at Technical Academies is to provide innovative educational opportunities and develop career pathways for young adults in partnership with the public and private sector.  The technical academies will seek to fulfill the talent needs of industry and service.

Our Vision is to create technical academies that foster competencies, creativity, confidence and purpose resulting in successful leaders and citizens for Minnesota’s future.


Project Foundry uploads the Minnesota and local standards into the system so that as projects are designed, students and advisors select applicable standards that align with the goals of the project. Project Foundry is an online cloud database that is uploaded with state graduation standards. When the student designs a project the software helps track the applicable graduation standards. The program has many functions that allow students, advisers, and parents to be aware of standards that are not being met so the individualized learning plan can be adjusted.

For more information and a video demonstration about Project Foundry visit Project Foundry.


Choice In Owatonna

CHOICE Technical Academy is a public charter school that focuses on career and college preparedness for grades 7 to 12. The curriculum is designed for students who enjoy learning by doing, with a hands-on project-based learning focus.

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Dream In Willmar

DREAM Technical Academy is a tuition free, 7th-12th grade public charter school. Upon graduation, students receive a traditional high school diploma before they embark on their next journey. Learn more about learning at Dream today.

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