Welcome to CHOICE Technical Academy. We are 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. We opened September 8th, 2015 on the historic Pillsbury Campus in Owatonna. Call today or fill out our form online to schedule a visit!

Notice: CHOICE 2020 Graduation Ceremony will be held at 11:30 am on June 6, 2020 at Dartt’s Park in the large parking lot off Cherry Street in the form of a “drive-in” ceremony

CHOICE Distance Learning Plan document- this plan takes effect March 30, 2020, update May 4th and remains in effect until the end of the school year.

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“Career Hands On Opportunity Individual Cooperative Experience”

CHOICE Technical Academy’s mission is to create schools that will enhance relationships and build relevant learning environments that empower students, parents and teachers to make choices. These learning environments utilize self-directed, project-based learning to build student autonomy through relevant learning opportunities; create student belongingness through full-time advisories; and empower teachers via teacher-led and democratically governed schools.

Student Testimonials


Choice Technical Academy was given the Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of the professional support so instrumental in the successful accomplishment of the National Assessment of Educational Progress

CHOICE Distance Learning Plan takes effect starting March 30, 2020

CHOICE 2019-2020 Testing Schedule


NWEA Testing

  • Fall Testing
    • Math- Tuesday September 24, 8:00 am
    • Reading- Wednesday September 25, 8:00 am
    • Make ups- September 26-27
  • Spring Testing
    • Math- Tuesday April 14, 8:00 am
    • Reading- Wednesday April 15, 8:00 am
    • Make ups- April 16-17


MCA Reading Testing

  • 7th Grade- Tuesday March 3, 8:00 am
  • 8th Grade- Wednesday March 4, 8:00 am
  • 10th Grade- Thursday March 5, 8:00 am


MCA Math Testing

  • 7th Grade- Tuesday March 10, 8:00 am
  • 8th Grade- Wednesday March 11, 8:00 am
  • 11th Grade- Thursday March 12, 8:00 am


MCA Science Testing

  • 8th Grade- Tuesday March 17, 8:00 am
  • High School- Wednesday March 18, 8:00 am


MCA Make-up Testing

  • Week of March 30- April 3
  • Week of April 6-9


ACT Testing

  • Tuesday February 25, 8:30 am
  • Make up- Tuesday March 10, 8:30 am


Hope Survey

  • New Students of CHOICE- September 17
  • All Students- May 12

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Striving to meet student needs by engaging student passions and interests..

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