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Wellstone International High School

Address: 1501 Hennepin Av

Grades: 9-12

Principal: Isabel Rodriguez

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Phone: 612-659-6166

Fax: 612-668-5140



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Wellstone International School
Wellstone International serves English language learners between the ages of 17 to 21. Students receive relevant and intentional English language skills development while also completing their high school diploma requirements in a welcoming and inclusive environment. 
Conveniently co-located in 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 (at enrollment) 
  • Special education services
  • Pride Time scheduled in our schedule provides opportunities for leadership development
  • DARE 2 Be Real Progra- Student lead program to develop social justice leadership and self-advocacy skills
  • Mental Health Therapist 
  • School Basic Clinic services at FAIR 
  • 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, and tutoring and gym at Wellstone.  
  • Athletic opportunities in partnership with partner South High School and after-school


Minnesota Report Card Data

The Minnesota Report Card is a tool to help inform families and communities about their schools so they can make important decisions and meaningfully engage with schools and educators. However, Minnesota Report Card data only provides a partial snapshot of what the experience may be like at any given school. MPS recommends connecting directly with school leaders and communities through school tours, open houses and other events to gain a fuller understanding of how our schools support students and families.

Minnesota Report Card: Wellstone International High 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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1250 W. Broadway Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55411