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

Mission – The Mission of the Technical Academies is to provide innovative educational learning opportunities and develop career pathways for young adults in partnership with the public and private sectors and the local Technical Colleges which will result in each student having the education necessary to enter the workforce earning a livable wage. 
Vision – Technical Academies’ vision is to create secondary schools that foster competency, creativity, confidence and a sense of purpose resulting in successfully employed citizens for Minnesota’s future.  The Technical Academies will teach academic, technical and life skills through collaborative partnerships and through methods that give students greater learning and sense of purpose.


Headrush 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. Headrush 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 Headrush visit Headrush.

Title IX Information-

Title IX Coordinator – Kelly Enriquez, 315 S Grove St, Owatonna, MN 55060 (507) 400-4009

Title XI Training PowerPoint

Title IX Training Outline


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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