MPSHome Alumni Calendar Contact MyMPS

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.

Fan Dance
Celebrate Welcoming Week
Friday, September 15, 2017 2:10 PM

Wellstone joined with the city of Minneapolis and to bring together immigrants, refugees and native born residents to celebrate the rich diversity and stand up for immigrants in our community. Tuesday, September 19th there was an event at the Brian Colyle Center and Thursday, September 21st there was an event in Powderhorn Park.Please see the link for pictures. Part 1 Video    Part 2 Video

Weaving in Ms. Linda's Art Classroom
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 12:55 PM

On Wednesday, September 6th, many looms were brought into Ms. Linda's art classroom. Students were taught how to use them to weave with multiple colors and textures. Take a look at the activity and the beautiful creations by clicking on the title link.

MPS DACA Statement
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 7:15 AM
“Minneapolis Public Schools, like many school districts, organizations and businesses in Minnesota and nationwide, is made better by the immigrants who work and learn in our schools." - Superintendent Ed Graff 
Lions Seal
Tutoring Starts
Friday, September 01, 2017 1:10 PM

Starting Tuesday, September 5th, after school tutoring will begin in the Wellstone Media Center. Tutors will be available from 3:00 until 5:00 for help across the disciplines from Monday through Thursday. On Fridays there will be language circles to practice English. Stop by for some help or if you need computer access. We look forward to seeing you in the Media Center.

Fort Snelling Trip
Friday, September 01, 2017 1:00 PM

On Wednesday, August 30th,  seniors went on a community building field trip to Fort Snelling. They spent the day getting to know each other and engaging in challenging and fun activities all in the great outdoors. It is going to be a great year at Wellstone!



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