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Welcome to LearningWorks!

Who we are

LW offers a challenging academic program to a representative group of motivated and high potential Minneapolis public middle school students, setting them on the path to college by preparing them to enter rigorous high school programs; and, draws talented high school and college students into the education field by engaging them in the art of teaching.

Who we're looking for

LW is actively seeking sixth graders enrolled in Minneapolis Public Schools who love to learn, long to join a supportive and positive community, and who are seeking support on their path to college.

Which Schools Participate?

LW students currently hail from 18 different schools. For a brief overview of the where our students come from, visit our community map. Don't see your Middle School listed? We would love to have students from your school apply!

Interested in joining us?

LW welcomes applications from any current 6th grader enrolled in Minneapolis Public School. Applications are usually available in late November, with final decisions made in March. As we have a limited number of spaces, we cannot accept everyone who applies.

The Applications

Incoming Student Application
Current 6th and 7th graders
Find the application here, o versión en español
Due Thursday, April 1, 2021

Note: Applications are digital this year, if you have any questions or concerns contact the Director of Student Services.

Leadership Academy Application
Rising 9th grade students (already enrolled at LearningWorks)
Find the application here
Due Friday, March 5, 2021

Summer 2021 Teaching Fellow Application
College students of all majors, rising 11th and 12 graders in high school Apply here (link to external site)
Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Questions? Contact Us.