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#PaladinStrongPaladin’s Back to School Planning Guide for the 2020-2021 school year

Additional 2020 – 2021 School Year / COVID-19 Information

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Paladin Career & Technical High School nurtures a learning community that empowers students in their pursuit of social, emotional, and academic growth, thereby creating a foundation for a successful future.


Paladin Career & Technical High School seeks to inspire education systems to cultivate resilience in all students by engaging their strengths through innovative, individualized learning with a restorative and trauma-responsive approach.


Paladin Career & Technical High School uses an individu­alized instructional model for each student. Our model in­corporates work-based learning, seminar-based learning, project­-based learning, and experien­tial learning to meet the needs of each individual stu­dent.
Students earn credit to­wards graduation by attend­ing educator-led seminars, participating in experiential learning opportunities (trips and treks), completing student­-led/ guided projects, meeting employment/ entrepreneur­ship goals (work-based learning), attending Post Secondary Education Options (PSEO), along with a variety of other innovative methods.

Students who have strug­gled to be successful in the education system in the past are given a variety of support systems at Paladin Ca­reer & Technical High School.

In addition to the per­sonal/social support offered by school staff, flexibility, and relationship building are also provided in the education model. Each day starts with a thirty-minute success team meeting, where students learn to build and strengthen their natural resiliency by en­gaging in the circle process. The circle process gives students a platform to share progress on current projects, discuss current events, and most importantly, it gives students a chance to learn how to build relationships with both peers and adults. For many students learning how to interact in socially ac­ceptable ways is as important as building academic skills. Because of our focus on ex­periential learning, we build real-world experiences into our curriculum, helping stu­dents make immediate con­nections between the course content and the world around them. School field trips (experiential learning) are used as a tool for building commu­nity and exposure to the walls outside of the classroom. These experiences can come in any number of forms, from picking up litter in the com­munity to rock climbing. We intend for these experiences to build skills in teamwork, self- confidence and interper­sonal relationships.
Every student has a person­alized learning plan based on the credits the student needs to in order to graduate and their college and career goals. The individualized nature of the plan helps engage the student to their unique edu­cational needs and career goals while meeting state graduation requirements.

At Paladin, we believe in the innate strength of young peo­ple and their ability to over­come adversity with the right support. Our mission is to help students realize their own potential and provide an environment for students to thrive.

Student School Day Hours

Monday: 9:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Tuesday – Friday: 8:25 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Temporary Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (No visitors or students allowed on site at this time)

If you need more information or have any questions, feel free to call us at 763-786-4799, or email info@paladincareertech.com.

EQUITY VISION: Paladin Career & Technical High School is committed to ensuring an equitable and respectful educational experience for every student, family, and staff member, regardless of race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, home or first language, religion, national origin, age, or physical appearance. Paladin Career & Technical High School seeks individuals who embody this commitment.

A public charter school serving students in grades 9 – 12