LEAP High School is dedicated to serving students who are new to the United States and are learning English while earning a high school diploma. As an alternative high school, LEAP High School enrolls students up to age 20 and provides an educational opportunity for students whose needs often do not match the offerings provided in traditional high schools. Founded in 1994 as LEAP English Academy and later named International Academy - LEAP. We are now LEAP High School and proudly continue our mission to educate the newest members of the Twin Cities community.

Drawing Students from Around the Globe

Social Studies

LEAP provides social studies classes adapted to the language-acquisition needs of its students.  Though subject matter at LEAP is the same as in mainstream classes, "New Americans" may be less familiar with particular topics than native English speakers, therefore, additional attention must be given to building background knowledge.


There are three different music classes at LEAP High-School.  They are Choir, Piano and Guitar.  In each of these classes students work toward gaining a better understanding of music concepts through the practice, performance and creation of music. 

Media Center

The library's mission is to develop inquisitive learners who can creatively, responsibly, and effectively solve problems and communicate their thinking and findings to others.

School Profile

Our Principal

Rose Santos is the principal of LEAP High School. She can be reached at rose.santos@spps.org.

Contact Us

LEAP High School
631 N Albert St.
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Grades: 9-12
School hours: 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.

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