Does Avalon School charge tuition fees?
As a public, non-profit charter school, Avalon is free for all students in the state of Minnesota.
How do I apply to Avalon School?
Applying at Avalon is simple - just visit our SchoolAdmin portal, create an account, and then complete an application form online. You can fill out an application over the phone or in person by visiting or calling our front office at 651.649.5495 ext. 204. You will receive a confirmation e-mail once your form has been submitted.
Can interested families and students tour or shadow at Avalon?
Yes! We provide tours twice a week (High School focused tours on Tuesdays or Fridays, depending on the week, at 9:00am and Middle School focused tours on Wednesdays at 2:45pm). We can also schedule students for a half-day shadowing experience. Middle School shadow opportunities are available most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 9am until noon. High School shadow days are more limited as we try to group shadows together in the high school in order to provide for panel discussions with current students. Use your parent portal account to check for available dates and to sign up.
NOTE: during the online period due to the Covid-19 virus, there will be no shadowing, but tours are still happening via phone and zoom. They are on Fridays at 9 for HS and at 11 for MS- you can still sign up through the portal.
What transportation is available for students to use to get to/from school?
Avalon provides Metro Transit bus passes to all students who live more than 2.0 miles away from our school. The bus pass options include an unlimited ride pass, or a 10-ride pass for students who rely on public transit on a less than daily basis. Students and families must complete a transportation agreement form before being issued their desired bus pass. There is a chaperoned Green Line ride every morning and afternoon. There is also an opportunity to opt in to a car pool app in order to find Avalon families near you.
What are the daily hours of operation at Avalon?
Our regular school day starts at 9am and ends at 3:40pm. Our building is open on Monday-Thursday from 8am to 4:30pm and on Friday from 8am-4pm. If your student needs to wait for a ride after our building hours close, they are welcome to wait outside of our building or at a nearby coffee shop.
What sports or extracurricular programming is available at Avalon?
In 2018-19 we added sports teams! Avalon has our own cross country running team, nordic ski team, and ultimate frisbee team. We have partnerships with nearby schools for girls volleyball, wrestling, baseball, and basketball.
Avalon offers a series of extracurricular activities that take place during and after regular school hours. These offerings change often, due to the fact that most clubs and groups are student-developed, led, and maintained. Currently, Avalon offers extracurricular programming in the following clubs and groups:
- Dungeons and Dragons club
- Academic Decathlon
- Lego League
- Social Justice Club
- Knitting Club