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We are a network of public schools providing families in the Twin Cities with a high-quality education option. During the 2024-25 school year, our Columbia Heights campus will serve scholars in grades PreK through 8th, and our St. Paul campus will serve scholars in grades PreK to 7th.
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In Latin, Prodeo means to "go forward," and at Prodeo Academy, we believe in the growth of the whole child. From their first day on campus, we prepare our scholars for college by developing the skills necessary to succeed in life. Everything we do, both in and out of the classroom, is based on our five core values:



Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Development, Engagement


Lion head logo   At Prodeo Academy, we provide individualized instruction for every child and ensure that our scholars are engaged and excited about the learning process. Excellence is our standard for both students and teachers. At our schools, results matter, and this is why we utilize best practices in education from many of the highest-performing schools in the country. Together with our families, our goal is to provide a structure and culture of success for our scholars and prepare them to "go forward."





To receive updates from the enrollment team, fill out our interest form here.


Eligibility Requirements

Application for enrollment to Prodeo Academy is open to all students that live in the state of Minnesota. Prodeo Academy is a tuition-free public charter school with no application fees.

Preschool Eligibility

Students must be four years old by September 1 to be eligible for PreK.

Kindergarten Eligibility

Students must be five years old by September 1 to be eligible for kindergarten. 

First Grade Eligibility

Students must be six years old by September 1 or have completed kindergarten. Mid-year enrollees must meet the age requirement or be currently enrolled in first grade in another public or private school.


To read all of our school policies related to enrollment please visit our public documents link here.

Application Period

The application period for the 2024-25 school year begins November 4, 2023. Prodeo will Conduct a lottery on February 22, 2024. If there are still open seats in our classrooms after the lottery is completed, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all seats are filled.

Initial Application

Parents/Guardians must submit an application via SchoolMint indicating their desire for their child to attend Prodeo. This application will collect basic educational and contact information. To begin the application, go to prodeoacademy.schoolmint.net and create an account.

Contact the enrollment team at [email protected], 651-583-5614. Espanol: 651-785-6707, Karen: 651-350-7655, Somali: 612-208-6454

Official Enrollment and Lottery

In the event that we receive more applicants than spots available, Prodeo Academy is required to conduct a lottery.

  • The lottery will take place on February 22, 2024.
  • Families will be notified if their student is admitted after the lottery via text message, email, and a letter sent to the address provided on the application.
  • All new applications will be entered into the lottery. Enrollment will be determined based on the order selected from the lottery.

Order of Admission Preference 

  1. Currently enrolled students: Receive primary enrollment preference and will not be entered into the lottery.
  2. Siblings or foster siblings of currently enrolled students: Siblings of currently enrolled students have preference before children of staff and general lottery applicants.
  3. Children of staff: Children of staff receive preference before general lottery applicants.
  4. General Lottery Enrollment: New student applications will be accepted on a rolling basis as long as spots remain open.

Registration Packet

All families will receive a registration packet containing the documents listed below. All forms are required to be filled out in full before the student may attend Prodeo. Student Information

  • Birth Certificate or Passport
  • IEP or 504 Accommodation Plans
  • Transportation Questionnaire
  • Health Information
  • Immunization Record
  • Parent/Guardian Information
  • Custody or Orders of Protection legal paperwork (if applicable)
  • Media Consent and Release
  • Authorization for First Aid and Medical Care
  • Field Trips Release
  • Minnesota Home Language Survey

Required Documents

The following records must be submitted before your child can attend school.

  • Birth Certificate or Passport: Verifies legal name and birth date for your student's records.
  • Immunization Records: Minnesota state law requires current immunization records or a notarized immunization exemption form before the student can begin attending school. For more information, please see Minnesota Statute 121A.15 HEALTH STANDARDS; IMMUNIZATIONS; SCHOOL CHILDREN.


Where to Submit Records

Email: [email protected]

Columbia Heights Campus
4141 University Ave NE
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
Fax: 612-424-4647

St. Paul Campus
170 Rose Avenue West
St. Paul, MN 55117
Fax: 651-560-3309

The Waitlist

Applications received after the lottery date will be accepted on a rolling basis following the lottery process until all open spots are filled, after which a waitlist will begin. As a spot becomes available, the school will contact the parent/guardian next on the waitlist to offer them the open spot for their child. If the spot is declined, the child is removed from the waitlist, and we will contact the next family on the waitlist. The waitlist will not roll over from year to year. For any applicant who was not admitted or who withdraws their application, the application form will be discarded. If you are currently on the waitlist, you must apply again to be included in the next lottery and waitlist. This application takes less than five minutes to complete and does not obligate you to accept an enrollment offer.

Withdrawing a Student

There are three ways a student will be withdrawn from Prodeo.

Prodeo will recognize a request for records from another school district as an official notification of a student’s withdrawal from Prodeo Academy.

If a student is absent for fifteen (15) consecutive school days, they will be dropped from Prodeo’s roster and considered unenrolled per Minn. Stat.120A.22.

A student's parent or guardian is also able to formally initiate a student withdrawal via the submission of a completed student withdrawal form. Please call the main office if you would like to initiate the withdrawal process.

  • Columbia Heights - (763) 205-9950
  • St. Paul - (651) 350-7655