Augsburg Fairview Academy offers a teen-friendly, and family-friendly, atmosphere in which students are deeply respected and everyone is held to a high standard of personal honor. Students find their place among people who care a great deal about them and their future. They encounter adults who use positive, strength-based approaches to help them succeed. Students are given a great deal of trust and independence with the expectation that they will, in turn, conduct themselves as responsible and self-directed learners.


Augsburg Fairview Academy invites young adults from diverse communities to prepare for college, career, and life. We support students facing educational barriers to achieve these through an intense program of rigorous study and real-world connections to health care, education, and other human services.


Augsburg Fairview Academy supports, motivates and challenges high school students to achieve not only academic success but the habits of mind and body that will give them happiness, satisfaction, and wellness for the rest of their lives.


  • Small Classes
  • Supportive, Caring Staff
  • Tutoring & Academic Support
  • Unlimited Metro-Transit Go-To Card
  • Social Work and Special Education Departments
  • College & Career Fairs
  • Indian Education Program, including Dakota & Ojibwe Studies
  • Work Based Learning Program
  • Qualify for PSEO and the Power of You Scholarship
  • Up to $8,000 off of tuition at Augsburg College


Call for School Board Nominations

Six seats on the Augsburg Fairview Academy School Board need to be filled in the school’s upcoming election of new Directors. These will be for two-year terms. Newly elected Directors will assume office on January 1, 2016, along with four Directors whose term runs for another year.

Open Seats: Two of the open seats are reserved for licensed teachers currently employed by AFA. The remaining four seats are reserved as follows:

  • One for a parent or guardian of a current AFA student;
  • Two for community members
  • One for an individual from Augsburg College

If two or more parents seek to win a seat on the board, all will be listed as eligible for both the parent and community member seat. The parent with the most votes will be elected to the seat reserved for a parent. The votes for the other parents will be considered for the seat reserved for a community member along with the votes cast for candidates who are not parent.

Interested persons must submit a written notice of intent to be a candidate for election. This notice must be mailed to Mr. Louis Smith, AFA Board President, 2504 Columbus Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404 or emailed to Mr. Louis Smith at smith@smithpartners.com and Sarah Jergenson at sarah.jergenson@afa.tc.

All intent notices must be received by November 4. Candidates will be requested to submit a brief biography before ballots are sent out but this need not accompany the notice of intent.

Information about the AFA Board and the election will be available at the school on Monday, November 2 at 4pm in the Interim Executive Director Office.
Election ballots will be mailed to all eligible voters on November 23.
The election will be held at the school on Friday, December 4 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Proposed Schedule for 2015 School Board Election
October 23rd Board Action: Notice of Election/Call for Candidates on AFA website

Mailing of notice of election/call for candidates to all eligible voters

November 2nd Informational meeting held for interested persons at 4:00 pm
November 4th 11:59 pm deadline for receipt of notice of candidacy intent for election
November 20th Group to count ballots named by board at its regular monthly meeting

Certification of ballot by board at its regular monthly meeting

November 23rd Publication of certified ballot on AFA website

Mailing of authorized ballot to all eligible voters

December 4th Election: Ballot box / ballots available at AFA main desk, 8:00 am –5:00 pm
December 7th Ballot box opened and ballots counted publicly at 12:00 pm


In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, Augsburg Fairview Academy does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, students, school community, volunteers and the community at large.