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About HSRA

HSRA is dedicated to providing all young people a chance to realize their full potential, despite any previous setbacks. As we engage students through music and the exploration and operation of the music business, we demonstrate that core learning areas and real world, 21st century skills can be acquired at the same time. More than just earning a high school diploma, HSRA prepares students for a positive post-secondary education and life.

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Our Mission

Our Mission

The mission of HSRA is to provide youth the opportunity to achieve a high school diploma through the exploration and operation of the music business and other creative endeavors.

  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Alternative Educational Programming
  • Personalized Project-Based Learning
  • Diverse Population
  • Drug-Free Learning Environment
  • Adult-Supervised
  • Positive Mentoring
  • Safe Space
  • Job Training

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Our History

Our History

High School for Recording Arts has over a decade of history turning around the lives of countless young people and preparing them for a productive post secondary life. Read below to learn about the history of HSRA. To view the video of our history click here

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School Facts & Curriculum

School Facts & Curriculum

HSRA is a project-based, public charter school that operates within and around a professional recording studio. Students earn time in the studio by completing academic projects in the core learning areas of English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. HSRA encourages students who may have dropped out or been pushed out from traditional schools to complete their diplomas through a love of music and the music business.

School Facts & Curriculum
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Charter School & Academic Structure

Charter School & Academic Structure

In Minnesota charter schools are tuition free independent public schools that are open to, and welcome all students no matter ability or need, and are governed and operated jointly by licensed teachers, parents and community members.

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Music Production Facilities

Music Production Facilities

HSRA provides state-of-the-art music production facilities to our students. Our school has two recording studios (Studio A and Studio B) and one pre-production area. Studio A is our larger room and has two isolation booths - one large enough for piano or drums, the other ideal for guitar, bass rigs, or vocals.

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Student Enterprise

Student Enterprise

HSRA offers its students the opportunity to gain real world experiences through a number of student enterprises, equipping them with 21st century skills necessary in a competitive job market.

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Leadership

Leadership

A board of directors guides HSRA. The board consists of staff, a parent and community members who are elected by staff and parents. Members serve three year terms. The current board chair is Dr. Wayne Jennings.

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HSRA Staff

Friends & Partners

Friends & Partners

HSRA depends on its friends and partners to continue to offer a resource- rich, unique and innovative program to its students. We have been fortunate to have a number of truly committed supporters over the years.

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Support HSRA

Support HSRA

HSRA is making a difference. Help us continue to change young people’s lives with your support!

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