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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.

Summer Pass
MetroTransit Student Summer Pass
Monday, May 15, 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.

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May Students of the Month
Friday, May 05, 2017 1:40 PM

Congratulations to all the students selected as student of the month for April and May. Please click on the title to see the complete list and read what their teachers had to say about them.

Star Artist
Star Artist - Ojiugo
Monday, May 01, 2017 10:25 AM

Please recognize Ojiugo O as Wellstone's Star Artist !

She has a beautiful artistic style. Her art can be described as playful, colorful and imaginative! Her artwork is featured outside the art room across from the staff lounge. 
Congratulations Ojiugo!
History Day
Successful State History Day
Monday, May 01, 2017 7:55 AM

Congratulations to all the Wellstone students who qualified for the state History Day competition.

One group received Honorable Mention for their web site on the Center for Victims of Torture:  Sini A, Rooble Nr, Nafisa M, Sahra M, Fardowsa M.   It is a huge accomplishment to place in the top 15 out of hundreds of entries.  

Also participating were: Ida B Wells Exhibit board: Samatar H, Zeinab M, Ayanle M, Abdidek A, Fatuma M.
Performance on Joan Baez: Delia I, Tannya C
Web site: Chicano Viva La Raza: Denise S, Willian A 
Representative Keith Ellison Visits Wellstone
Monday, April 17, 2017 11:55 AM

On Monday, April 17th, Representative Keith Ellison addressed Wellstone students in the auditorium. After his speech students and staff were allotted time to ask questions pertaining to Congress, national policies and his life in the House of Representatives. It was a fascinating look into the way our government works from someone who has insights from Washington D. C. Thank you Representative Ellison!

Speech Part 1   Speech Part 2    Speech Part 3


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