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Welcome to Distance Learning! While student are learning at home, STEP Academy has limited staff on site to answer the phone, to prepare and deliver meals, and to provide general support for families. The administration, teachers, and staff have extensively prepared for this new experience (STEP Academy Distance Learning Plan).

STEP Academy is conducting its 2020-2021 school year lottery on April 1st. Please visit our enrollment page for more information.

K-5 News

Here are resources for Elementary Level Distance Learning.

6-12 News

Here are resources for Secondary Level Distance Learning.



Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  STEP Academy teaches students the skills they need for today’s careers.


College and Career Readiness (CCR) prepares students for college and career readiness and success. Students participate in activities that incorporate strategies focused on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading to support their academic growth.


Students have the option to enroll in college programs while still at STEP Academy through PSEO. Learning the skills needed to be successful in college through CCR.


Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, STEP Academy is no longer offering school tours. Please call the office for firsthand information about the school.

Our Mission

STEP Academy will empower students to use their personal attributes and acquired knowledge to lead productive lives and become contributing members of the global community.

What We Offer

Unique services designed for our students.

1:1 Chromebooks

Each classroom has a chromebook for every student to enhance learning

College Credits

Over 50% of juniors/seniors enrolled in PSEO classes


Additional staff, training, and curriculum to support students learning English.


Students build relationships throughout school


100% graduation rate 2016-17


Average class size of 20 students


We’re part of a MN positive behavior cohort (PBIS)


K-12 integration of STEM principles



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Trio Upward Bound

MN STEP Academy is a K-12 Charter School in St. Paul, MN.

It is our vision to promote college-readiness by ensuring that all students are motivated to academic excellence, can qualify to obtain college credit while in high school, are fully prepared to enter college and graduate, with the critical knowledge and skills required for employment in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers.

As a public school open to all students, it also reaches out to students who are underserved by traditional schools and are underrepresented within STEM fields.