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!
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.
CHOICE Learning Plan 2020-2021
CHOICE Plan 2020-2021
This year CHOICE will be doing a soft start which will occur the first week of school, August 31- Sept 3. Each student and their parents will be required to schedule a time, on one of these days, to meet with their advisor and complete registration paperwork. Please email your advisor with available days and times.
Missy- [email protected]
Janessa- [email protected]
Garret- [email protected]
Kelly- [email protected]org
Dawn- [email protected]
These are the options that are available for Block One. As we move forward throughout this year our options may change-
Hybrid learning- masks required while in school. Students will be divided into two groups, A or B and attend school in-person two days a week.
Group A Group B
Monday- Wednesday Tuesday- Thursday
at school at school
On days students are not at school (including Fridays) students are expected to check in by 9am and work on projects during regular school hours.
Fridays are in-person by appointment- check with your advisor as needed for extra help
Check in with your advisor daily by 9 a.m. Check out after 3 p.m. with a brief description of what you did that day. Progress will be evaluated weekly and parent meetings scheduled as needed.
We are looking at multiple options for transporting our students in need. There was a form sent and phone calls made to place your student on this list. As we know information, we will share it with families who need transportation.
We will be doing daily disinfecting and cleaning, and will be deep cleaning the school each Friday. Door handles and frequently touched surfaces will be disinfected multiple times throughout the day, as will restrooms. Hand sanitizer will be available in each area of the building for staff and student use.
Daily temperature checks will be completed each morning at the front desk, and must be below 100 degrees to attend school. Your child’s temperature should also be checked each morning at home before being sent to school.
If your child has any of these symptoms while at school their temperature will be checked again and they will be sent home if needed.
• Fever or chills
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Muscle or body aches
• Recent loss of taste or smell
• Sore throat
• Nausea or vomiting
Notifications will be sent as needed if an individual tests positive for COVID 19.
If your child tests positive for COVID 19, a quarantine of 10 consecutive school days from the onset of symptoms will be required. A child must be symptom free, and quarantined for 10 consecutive school days before returning to school.
Safety Plan/Precautions –
Anyone entering the school is required to wear a mask. We will provide one for each student. If a student does not have a mask or refuses to wear one of the school’s, as required by the state, they will be sent home. Students are encouraged to bring their own as well.
Students will be required to stay in their assigned advisory rooms during the school day and also for lunch.
Student Handbook 2020-2021
Student Parent Handbook