SAGE Academy is a small, student-centered high school with a focus on developing world citizens. Located in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, we strive to provide a superior education for students who struggle in a large school setting or with traditional forms of instruction. SAGE prides itself on its commitment to service and project-based learning.


What's SAGE about?

SAGE is built around real life experiences: project based learning, expeditionary learning, community service, service learning, and mentorships. 

Take a peek at what SAGE's students have to say about our curriculum in this student-created video, "Hacking Education."

Looking to enroll? Please visit our admissions page. We'd love to show you what SAGE Academy has to offer your student!


March: SAGE students help monitor the health of wolves at the Wildlife Science Center. Click for more photos!

March: SAGE students on their Costa Rica trip. Click for more photos!

March: Jazz pianist Bryan Nichols working with SAGE students during Creative Arts. Click for more photos!

Feb 12: SAGE students and staff dressed in red to show solidarity against human trafficking

Jan 16: Senator John Hoffman visited SAGE for a Q&A on current political topics. Click for more photos!

Nov 6: SAGE students learn about nature and practice team building at our camping overnight. Click for more photos!
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Posted 03/23/16
As part of my Senior Project, I am holding the first ever All-School Reunion! Please plan to attend this wonderful celebration on Sunday, April 24th from 1-4pm. Please let your fellow classmates know, as it is difficult to contact thousands of former students!

Huda, Senior Honor Student, class of 2016.

SAGE is Seeking New School Board Members
Posted 03/21/2016
Parents, guardians, and friends of SAGE: 
Please consider running to become a member of our School Board. The board is made up of parents, teachers and community members. Some of the responsibilities include:

  • Set the vision and goals for SAGE Academy
  • Measure the success of the school against the goals
  • Establish, change or abolish systems through policy
  • Adopt and oversee a fiscally sound annual budget
  • Approve the school calendar: approve contracts with outside vendors
  • Evaluate SAGE leadership

Some of the commitments are:

  • Attending monthly meetings
  • Attend the required training (one Saturday, within the first six months of appointment)
  • Focus on what's best for students
  • Understand education today is complex and simplistic approaches will not meet today's challenges
  • Have fun while doing good work
We welcome your experience, interests and desire to participate in the operations and future of SAGE!

We will hold board elections in April. For a full Job Description and Expectations, or to get more information, please contact Kitty Beal at
MN Department of Education Post-Secondary Enrollment Update
Posted 8/18/15

Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students to earn both high school and college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college-level, nonsectarian courses at eligible participating postsecondary institutions. Most PSEO courses are offered on the campus of the postsecondary institution; some courses are offered online. Each participating college or university sets its own requirements for enrollment into the PSEO courses. Eleventh and 12th-grade students may take PSEO courses on a full- or part-time basis; 10th graders may take one career/technical PSEO course. If they earn at least a grade C in that class, they may take additional PSEO courses.

There is no charge to PSEO students for tuition, books or fees for items that are required to participate in a course. Students must meet the PSEO residency and eligibility requirements and abide by participation limits specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09. Funds are available to help pay transportation expenses for qualifying students to participate in PSEO courses on college campuses. Schools must provide information to all students in grades 8-11 and their families by March 1, every year. Students must notify their school by May 30 if they want to participate in PSEO for the following school year. For current information about the PSEO program, visit the Minnesota Department of Educationís Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) webpage.

Awards Day
Posted 5/26/15
Congratulations to Josh R., Valedictorian, and Destiny C., Salutatorian of the Class of 2015! See the full gallery of our Awards Day honorees here.

Posted 5/6/15
SAGE cordially invites family, friends, and community to our graduation ceremony on June 1, 7PM, at Maple Grove Community Center.

Sign Up to March in Tater Daze Parade
Posted 5/6/15
Looking for SAGE service hours, and want to have fun out in the community? Join us on June 20th for Brooklyn Park's Tater Daze Parade! Sign up sheets located throughout the school.

Get Your Prom Tickets!
Posted 5/6/15
Prom will be held on a chartered boat out on Lake Minnetonka on May 16th. Get your tickets now!

Senior Presentations and Board Elections
Posted 5/1/15
Join us on May 12, 13, and 19th as our seniors present their year long research projects! You can view the preliminary schedule here (presentation titles for May 19th to be announced).

SAGE School Board elections will be held the same nights. If you would like to vote but can not come those nights, you will be able to pick up a ballot at the front desk or request a ballot to be mailed to you.

There are four board seats available currently. If you are interested in joining our school board, please contact Cari-Ana Garcia Luna at, or 763-315-4020. The school board meets every third Thursday of the month at 5:30 pm. The board is made up SAGE teachers, parents and community members. It is a great way to get involved in the school and help with the schools success.

Mixed Blood Theatre Comes to SAGE
Posted 4/15/15
Mixed Blood Theatre presented Hijab Tube at SAGE, a play about what it means to be muslim in America. A discussion on stereotypes and cultural awareness followed.

Family Night Fundraiser
Posted 4/9/2015
Join us from 6PM-9PM on Tuesday, April 14th for family night at SAGE. Admission is $6 for a single ticket, $20 for five or more. Price includes spaghetti dinner.

SAGE Student Named 2014 USA Softball Junior Male Athlete of the Year
Posted 2/9/2015
"The Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball is proud to announce the selection of Tyler Bouley (Champlin, Minn.) as the 2014 USA Softball Junior Male Athlete of the Year. Bouleyís bat came alive for the U.S. at the International Softball Federation (ISF) Junior Menís World Championship (JMWC) in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, where led the tournament with five doubles. His .421 batting average also landed him at number three in the leader board for the event." Read more in the SAGE newsletter, here.

For past news, visit the news archive.