Innovative Quality Schools


Kandiyohi Academy

Kandiyohi Academy plans to open their doors to students in Grades K-4 in the fall of 2022.  


The Kandiyohi Academy will serve the needs of all of its students as they prepare for becoming life-long learners and contributing members of society. Our school will utilize best practices in both traditional and STEM curricula as well as effective whole child development to ensure that all children learn to care for others while becoming scientific, technological and logical thinkers.

Aim Academy


AAST provides youth a successful path to college and STEM careers through culturally responsive mentorship, integrated STEM education, and curricular connections with technology-based businesses and industries.

To learn more about Aim Academy, please contact: 

Abdirashid Abdi, Executive Director

[email protected]

Modern Montessori

We are a collaborative learning community rooted in Montessori principles integrated with current technology through an innovative, child-centered approach.

To develop leaders of tomorrow with an intrinsic desire for life-long learning and independent thinking to become citizens who better our world.

Success Academy

Success Academy was originally planned to open K-5 in the fall of 2015 in Inver Grove Heights, under the name Summit Charter School. The school has a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Science) focus. The school will also be standard base and use data driven practices to improve instruction and learning. Success Academy currently operates two sites, one in Bloomington and the other in St. Cloud.

STEP Academy

The Science, Technology and Engineering Preparatory Academy (STEP) is a K-12th grade charter school with two campuses located in St. Paul and Burnsville, Minnesota, that promotes early college education through ensuring that all students achieve academic excellence, obtain college credit while in middle and high school, are fully motivated and prepared to successfully matriculate in college, and graduate with the critical knowledge and skills required for employment in scientific, technical, and other skilled careers.