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Wellstone International High School

Address: 1501 Hennepin Av

Grades: 9-12

Principal: Isabel Rodriguez

Hours: 8:10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Phone: 612.659.6166

Fax: 612.668.5140



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Wellstone International School accelerates English learning

Conveniently co-located with Minneapolis College in downtown Minneapolis, Wellstone International provides English language learning along with a comprehensive high school curriculum of science, math, social studies, health and physical education. Students come from a broad array of countries and speak a variety of languages, assets they use to critically analyze and respond to local and global issues while enhancing awareness of self and others. Wellstone ensures students have access to a quality education that prepares them for post-secondary education opportunities, college, career, and full participation in a democratic society.

Wellstone International High School (WIHS) provides an equitable education for English Learners (ELs) by meeting academic and social-emotional needs. WIHS builds on the assets and experiences of ELs’ multilingualism and multiculturalism. Students are expected to critically analyze and respond to local and global issues while enhancing awareness of self and others. Academic standards, research-based support systems and experiential learning come together to produce a rich academic setting. Advanced coursework includes college courses and opportunities for students to prepare for post-secondary options.  WIHS utilizes and promotes collaboration and community engagement through enhanced community partnerships.


Community school description
  • Students must qualify as English Learners to attend 
  • Accelerated support for English learners and students new to our country 
  • Innovative English and content instruction for students 17-21
  • Special education services
  • Early/Middle College Program for developmental and college credit in partnership with Minneapolis College Concurrent Enrollment courses for college credit 
  • After-school activities include academics, leadership and social and emotional skill-building through Community Ed programming at FAIR School. 
  • Athletic opportunities in partnership with partner high school and after-school


Student Race School District
Native American 0% 5%
African American 18% 35%
Asian American 0% 5%
Hispanic American 70% 14%
White American 4% 41%
Students School District
Receive ELL Services 99% 17%
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 82% 48%
Receive Special Education Services 2% 15%
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English : 612.668.1840
EspaƱol: 612.668.3700
Soomaali: 612.668.3700
Hmoob: 612.668.1840

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

1250 W. Broadway Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Ph: 612.668.1840
Fax: 612.668.1841

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