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Wellstone International High School provides innovative English and content instruction for students ages 17 to 21. A Wellstone education empowers students to fully participate in society and prepares them for post-secondary education.

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Open House
Monday, August 07, 2017 7:35 AM

Wellstone IHS will be hosting an open house on Thursday, August 24th from 4:00 to 7:00 PMStudents will need to pick up their bus card at Open House, otherwise, they will need to wait until the first day of school. Please stop by to meet staff and get information about the coming school year. We are looking forward to seeing you!

Superintendent's Message to Families
Thursday, June 15, 2017 10:40 AM

Please find the Superintendent's message to families attached in Somali and Spanish.

Graduation Ceremony
Monday, June 05, 2017 9:20 AM

This year's Wellstone IHS graduation ceremonies were held at the Convention Center downtown at 1:30 on Wednesday, June 7th. Congratulations to all our 2017 graduates! We wish you all the best! Watch the ceremony at the following links: Part 1   Part 2   Part 3       Graduation photos by Mr. Daniel Aamot.

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MCTC Summer Academy Information
Friday, June 02, 2017 4:10 PM

Please click on the heading to find information about the MCTC Summer Academy.

Summer Pass
MetroTransit Student Summer Pass
Thursday, June 01, 2017 12:45 PM

From June 1 through Sept. 5, students can get unlimited rides on buses and trains up to a $3 fare (for fares higher than that amount, like some Northstar trips, just add stored value to your pass). Passes can be used between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily. See all the details by clicking on this link.


Students will achieve academic, personal, and professional success while becoming advocates for themselves and others.



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.

Wellstone is a Celebration & Focus School

Wellstone is a Celebration-Eligible School!

The purpose of the Celebration School recognition is to identify Minnesota Title I schools that have demonstrated both excellence on the MMR which measures school performance in the areas of student proficiency, student growth, closure of the achievement gap, and graduation rates as well as success with initiatives that have led to positive student outcomes.

This year Wellstone International High School has been designated a focus school under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The designation is based on student performance data that placed our school among the ten percent of schools making the largest contribution to the state’s achievement gap. Please read more at this link