• Project Return

    at Capitol View Center
    Students Served:  Grades 6 - 12
    Program: Students may be receiving special or regular education services or in the process of being identified for special education services.
    Program Location: Contact:
    70 W County Road B2
    Little Canada, MN  55117
    Phone: 651-415-5438
    Fax: 651-415-5508
    Project Return Staff
    651-415-5414 or
    Project Return is a short-term, school-based program that is offered as an alternative to out-of-school suspension, or as an alternate educational setting.  Students who are facing expulsion and are suspended for three to ten school days for serious or dangerous behaviors, or who possess weapons, drugs or exhibit dangerous behaviors may be enrolled for up to 45 school days.
    When considering placement in Project Return, the administrator should contact their appropriate district representative.  The member district, with the support of Project Return staff, determine the number of days the student will spend in Project Return depending on the seriousness of their offense.
    When a student enters Project Return, a tentative home school re-entry plan is established with the student, parents, home school contact, community providers and a Project Return social worker.  The plan includes what is needed for the student to successfully return to their home district and the return date.  There is a maximum of 45 school-day stay in Project Return.  This plan may be revised as needed during the course of the student's stay.  Completion of Project Return is individualized and is characterized by a variety of factors such as program attendance, participation in program and/or completion of assigned activities, attainment of goals, demonstration and application of restorative measures.
    Why Project Return
    Project Return meets individual student's needs through a variety of program options, including:
    • Maintaining progress in the general curriculum
    • Taking responsibility for behavior
    • Learning new behaviors that may reduce future suspensions
    • Participating in community outreach
    • Providing chemical dependency screening
    • Utilizing community support services
    • Recommending restorative measures and mediation for involved parties
    • Creating a personal portfolio that demonstrates self-awareness and reflections about their behaviors