Metro Heights Academy

Photo of Metro Heights students

About our school

Metro Heights Academy is an Area Learning Center (ALC) designed to help students achieve their educational and career goals in a nontraditional learning environment. We offer a comprehensive and rigorous high school curriculum delivered within a personalized, flexible and nurturing environment. Students receive assistance in meeting graduation requirements and have opportunities to gain vocational skills and work experience.

Our approach

We focus on a well-rounded school program where students:

  • Accelerate their learning and have many options for demonstrating their knowledge of a subject

  • Experience rigorous and personalized instruction that challenges them in a compassionate way

  • Have options for on-site, technology-enhanced learning and/or traditional classroom learning

  • Work at a customized pace to reach their goals

  • Earn high school credit regardless of any gaps in school attendance

Additional services and benefits

  • Eligible students may participate in clubs, athletics and extracurricular activities through their home school district

  • Small-group instruction

  • Flexible learning spaces

  • Mental health and chemical health support

  • Open to students from ninth grade to age 21
Enrollment packet

Continual Learning Plans (CLP) by home high school:
Columbia HeightsSpring Lake ParkAll other schools

Email your completed packet and CLP to Amanda at

Metro Heights Academy
7122 University Ave NE
Fridley, MN 55432 (map)

(p): 651-415-5690
(f): 651-415-5699

Staff directory

School hours:
8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Night school/credit recovery
Monday - Thursday
2:37 - 5:30 p.m.

School leaders

Ann Peterson
(p): 651-415-5543

Lamii Zarlee
Assistant Principal
(p): 651-415-5583

Lara Cappelen
Educational Coordinator
(p): 651-415-5696