Prospective Students

Minnesota Entrance Criteria

 Student is/has:

  • Performing substantially below performance on a local achievement test
  • At least one year behind in satisfactorily completing coursework
  • Pregnant or a parent
  • Been assessed as chemically dependent
  • Physically or sexually abused
  • Experienced mental health problems
  • Homeless sometime in the last six months
  • Limited English proficiency or speaks English as a second language
  • Referred by a school district for enrollment in an eligible nontraditional program
  • Chronically truant or has withdrawn from school
  • Excluded or expelled
  • Referred by the school district
  • Being treated in a hospital in the seven-county metropolitan area for cancer or other life threatening illness or is the sibling of an eligible pupil who is being currently treated

Profile of a PLC Student

  • 16 - 21 years old
  • Grade 10th - 12th+
  • Has made significant progress towards graduation based on grade level
  • Needs variety
  • Needs flexibility
  • Needs a smaller setting
  • Desires direction from an advisor
  • Is an independent learner
  • Is committed to his/her education
  • Thought process is not hampered by chemical usage
  • Is self-motivated

Application Process

  • Is Phoenix right for you?  Attend an informational meeting if you have further questions or would like additional information. Call or email Stephanie Ward, Assistant Principal, at 763.682.8682.
  • Return completed application to Phoenix including:
    • Two references and contact information
    • Letter of recommendation
    • Personal Essay "Why you want to attend Phoenix?"
    • All high school transcripts
  • Schedule an interview
  • Attend interview with at least one parent


Friday Oct 26, 18

PLC Student Application (PDF - 260.37 KB)

Please have your application turned in 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the term for which you are applying.

Tuesday Apr 23, 19

PLC Solicitud de Estudiante (PDF - 236.58 KB)

Envíe su solicitud 2 semanas antes del comienzo del plazo que está solicitando.