Paladin Career & Technical High School

A nonprofit organization

10 donors

32% complete

$10,000 Goal

More than a High School

Dear Supporter:

Paladin Career & Technical High School uses an innovative, holistic approach to meet the needs of each student.  We believe that students' needs for food, shelter, clothing, medical attention, as well as safety, respect, and a sense of belonging need to be met along with academic growth. Many of our students have significant financial barriers and have a number of adverse childhood experiences, which is why we are in need of your support.

At Paladin, we believe in the innate strength of young people and their ability to overcome adversity. Our mission is to nurture a learning community that empowers students in their pursuit of social, emotional, and academic growth, thereby creating a foundation for a successful future.

It is individual financial donations such as yours that help us reach our mission and allow us to expand our programming to meet the needs of every student.

Paladin's Philosophy

Due to Paladin Career & Technical High School’s innovative educational model and trauma-responsive practices, as well as the compassionate and talented staff who dedicate themselves to the success of each and every student, this school is capable of transforming the concept of high school into a more engaging and adaptive experience for everyone in the learning community. Here, relationships come first, students’ and teachers’ voices have power, and school leadership takes all perspectives and needs into account when planning for the future. Due to our smaller student population and monthly scheduling system, Paladin quickly adapts to meet community needs, ensuring that resources are present where and when they can make the greatest impact.

Paladin uses an innovative and holistic approach to meet the needs of each student. We understand that food, shelter, clothing, access to healthcare, safety, respect, and a sense of belonging are prerequisites to social, emotional, and academic growth. Through our trauma-responsive, social emotional learning, and restorative practice approach, Paladin students learn personal responsibility, self-confidence, and the importance of being engaged in community. In order to achieve our vision, we will continue to reinforce the relationships between our students and staff and will work ceaselessly to deliver equitable education to all.

It is for these reasons, among many others, that Paladin has become a leader in the charter school community as well as the greater educational community at large. The results of Paladin’s efforts can be seen in the success of each year’s graduating class, the passion of its staff, and the impact that Paladin has had on other schools and educators throughout the state and nation.

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Paladin Career & Technical High School

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10220 Goldenrod St NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55448



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