Food & Nutrition Support
For information about Student Nutrition support and school lunch/breakfast availability, click here to identify the location in your resident school district where you can be served.
- Second Harvest Heartland
- Hunger Solutions
- Anoka County Food Shelves
- ACBC food shelf: 763-422-0046
- SACA: 763-789-2444
- Food Programs & Restaurants
- Food List Cont’d
- Twin Cities restaurants providing free kids’ meals during coronavirus school closures
- Food info by school district
- SNAP benefits
By executive order of Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, all Minnesota public schools will be closed to students through Monday, May 4, 2020. However, starting on Monday, March 30th students are expected to continue their education through “distance learning.” We have been in communication with Paladin students and families to help guide them through what this will look like. For detailed information, please review Paladin’s Distance Learning Plan.
We will continue to keep you informed as we navigate COVID-19.
We’ve got your back – thanks for having ours.
- 3.29.2020 – Paladin COVID-19 / Distance Learning Memo
- 3.20.2020 – Paladin COVID-19 Memo
- 3.16.2020 – Paladin COVID-19 Memo
- 3.15.2020 – Q-and-A on School Closure
Other Resource and Website Links:
- Minnesota Department of Education (MDE)
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
Distance Learning – Staying Connected
Beginning on Monday, March 30th, Paladin students will engage in distance learning from home through May 4th. This will include a combination of live remote instruction and individualized, independent work. For more details on this distance learning plan, follow the link below.
Many internet service providers have reduced or free access to the internet for qualifying families. Let us know if you need support getting internet. Please start the process here:
As always, our first priority is the safety and well-being of our students. We also want to ensure every child has access to the education they need and deserve.
We are accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.