Education & Schools

Our Education Programs provide opportunities for education and academic success for students who have not been successful in a traditional classroom setting (or experience other obstacles to success) so that they may improve their quality of life and lead successful lives in their homes and community.

AARP Experience Corps — Engages people over 50 years old in boosting literacy and academic performance of children in urban schools.


Adult High School
 — for students age 21 and over who are English Language Learners and/or need a high school diploma.

Charter School Authorizing Program — offers authorization to Minnesota charter schools who provide successful learning opportunities to students in small, educationally creative settings.  Authorization includes strong oversight, accountability and resources to help charter schools succeed.


Continuing Education Unit Committee — A state-approved committee that approves continuing education clock hours for the re-licensing of teachers of Volunteers of America-Minnesota alternative and specialty schools, as well as charter schools sponsored by Volunteers of America-Minnesota.


VOA High School 
— is a state approved alternative program serving Minneapolis Public School students. We offer  a smaller educational setting, supportive environment, and credit make-up opportunities. Additionally, VOA High School serves English language learners, provides leadership development, and service learning through experiential  learning in MN natural areas and provides independent study options for students closer to graduation.