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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.

Friday, February 16, 2018 2:55 PM

Thanks to all the students and families that attended our conferences! We enjoyed having you at Wellstone. If you missed your opportunity to join us please feel free to conact us at 668 - 5115 or send your student's teacher an email. We look forward to hearing from you.

American Swedish Institute Field Trip
Thursday, February 15, 2018 7:25 PM

On Wednesday and Thursday, February 14th and 15th, students from the Junior Institute spent time at the American Swedish Institute. They toured the castle, tasted Swedish food and met their partner elders for the Story Swap. 

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Mural Dedication
Thursday, January 11, 2018 9:35 AM

The Mural Dedication Ceremonies were held in the Wellstone Media Center on Friday, February 9th from 2:30 - 3:30. It is a truly beautiful addition to our school so it was wonderful to take the time to celebrate it's positive colorful presence. Watch the mural come to life with video.  Also, here a slide show of the mural creation by Ms. Linda.

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How Do We Balance the Budget?
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 10:20 AM

Join others for community budget discussions at upcoming meetings as Minneapolis Public Schools looks for ways to balance the budget for next school year. Here is a link with all the information. Please note, the February 15th and the February 20th meeting will be held here at the Wilder Complex from 6 - 8 pm.

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Insurance Assistance
Saturday, December 16, 2017 8:20 AM

Do you need assistance applying for health insurance? Would you like to learn more about MNSURE? If so come to the Media Center (Lion's Heart) on Tuesdays from 3 - 4:30 for information and guidance.

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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