Awards & Recognition


 Minnesota Association of Charter Schools (MACS) Award

MACS 2020 and 2018 Innovation Award

In October 2020 and May 2018, Seven Hills Preparatory Academy received the 2020 and 2018 Minnesota Association of Charter Schools Innovation Award for Improving Learning Opportunities for Students!  Our award recognizes our innovative partnership with Adler Graduate School of Counseling, a collaboration that was initiated years ago and has since developed and evolved to match our school’s growth as well as meet our students’ changing needs in the area of counseling.

The award comes with a banner, $1,000 check, documentary video, and logo for promotional use.  I would like to recognize Mr. Doug Pelcak from Adler Graduate School and the many tremendous interns, including current employee, Ms. Keating!  We have benefited from as part of this unique program, which provides targeted and tailored, cost-effective and high-quality, counseling services for students in addition to supports for families and training for staff.

This counseling program has since been successfully introduced in some form at three other charter public schools, and we pleased that our founding model is serving other schools in this important capacity. Student counselor ratios across the country and the state are significantly higher than recommended averages, and yet we know student mental health and social-emotional support are critical to academic performance and educational success, so we are very proud of our innovative work in this area.


High Quality Charter School


Seven Hills is recognized as the top scoring school in Minnesota for reading proficiency at the elementary level.

School Finance Award


The School Finance Award is awarded annually by the Minnesota Department of Education, Division of School finance, to recognize schools for meeting statutory deadlines for submission of audited fiscal financial data and reporting criteria.

Minnesota Department of Education Awards

Rewards School for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017

Seven Hills placed in the top 15% of Minnesota schools. The Department of Education bases this ranking on the Multiple Measurement Rating (MMR) results of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments standardized tests that all public school students are required to take in the spring of each academic year. The MMR tests math and reading, considers student proficiency, student academic growth, and compares the performance of students in sub-groups which define the achievement gap.

Innovation Award Video

How does Seven Hills Preparatory Academy compare to other Charter Schools in Minnesota?

Seven Hills Preparatory Academy has been ranked #8 Best Charter Schools in Minnesota by If you would like more information please use the links below to see how Seven Hills Preparatory Academy compares to other Charter Schools on

To see how our Elementary School compared to other Charter Schools  click HERE.

To see how our Middle School compared to other Charter Schools click HERE.