Originally named Augsburg Fairview Academy for Health Careers our school was established to give traditionally under-served urban students a first-hand view of careers in Health Care. We are co-sponsored by Augsburg College and Fairview Health Services, who are committed to working together in order to provide students with an education that prepares them for careers in Health Care, Education and Human Services. As of July 2016 we are no longer authorized by Augsburg College, our new authorizer is Minnesota Guild of Public Charter Schools.
Augsburg Fairview Academy opened in September 2005 in St. Paul, and in 2006 we moved to Downtown Minneapolis. During the 2007 – 2008 school year we changed our name to Augsburg Fairview Academy and expanded our focus to include Social Work, Education and other caring careers. In 2009 we moved to our current location in the West Phillips Neighborhood of Minneapolis.
Over the years we have we have expanded our commitment to programs and activities that connect students’ learning to “Real Life”. This has included networking, College & Career Readiness, service learning projects, and strengthening personal wellness through participation in the arts and community athletics. We have increased the ways that we support our students, including credit recovery for older students who may not be on track for graduation, and the addition of our Social Work Department, Indian Education Program and Work Based Learning Program.