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Accredited Academic Program

Accredited Academic Program

Through our Abeka curriculum, Pillsbury College Prep provides an accredited plan of study.  An in-classroom model that tailors a challenging education for both gifted students as well as students who need extra academic support.  Since we are a small school, each student gets extensive individualized attention in each course.  The courses are taught through several different resources which makes learning accessible to each student.  Lectures, textbooks, master video classes, and unlimited online resources help students to grasp and understand the material being taught and to retain pertinent concepts.

The learning environment is highly motivational for students to succeed without the negative pressure that can be detrimental to learning.  They gain the ability to tap into the instinctive desire to want to learn.

There are weekly quizzes and unit exams as well as research projects and reports to continually assess and develop a students full potential.  The teacher is always aware of the strengths along with the learners needs for success.  Students are tested early in the school year with national standardized testing to assess their learning levels.  If an area is identified as improvement needed, then students are given specialized tutoring to ensure that they are successfully learning in all areas.

  • Pillsbury College Prep meets Minnesota Department of Education graduation requirements.
  • A private school with high academic program standards.
  • Small classroom sizes with  individual instruction and pacing.
  • Boarding school offering an academic environment in which to thrive both educationally and personally.
  • Opportunities for students to excel both academically and in areas of personal interest.
  • Great cultural experience for all students.
  • Students have the opportunity to expand their learning experience by joining clubs, or after school specialized programs,  competitions, and more.

Abeka curriculum aligns with Minnesota standards and each student is evaluated in both the fall and the spring with National Standardized testing to ensure progress.  College-bound students are required to take the ACT or SAT.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can a student enroll at any time during the year?

Yes, we have an open enrollment policy. A student may apply for admissions to the academic program at any time during the school year. Our Fall Semester traditionally begins in September, the first Tuesday after Labor Day, and Spring Semester begins January 2 or 3.

How does a student apply to the academic program?

Students interested in applying for admissions to PCP should complete the registration form located on this website. Should you have any questions, please contact Pillsbury College Prep at 507-214-2200 or via email at

Free application, immunization records and an updated official transcript is needed for acceptance.

Upon review of courses and grades, we develop a Graduation Plan. We outline the courses the student will be required to complete to meet the U.S. Graduation Standard. PCP works with the student to select courses  each semester. The student can enroll in as many additional required courses as they desire. We require a minimum of six courses in a semester.  After school and weekend activities are fun and often educational.  Extracurricular activities are designed to promote personal growth and expand interests.

Each academic course is a semester course and is individually paced. PCP will have all students strive to complete this program within 18 weeks each semester. Students will attend required academic classroom instruction six (6.5) hours per day,  from 8:30 to 3:00 Monday – Friday.  If needed, study hall and tutoring activities will be available after school and weekends.

What are the fees associated with this academic program?

All costs are covered in the Pillsbury Boarding School fees.

How Many Credits are Required to Meet Graduation Standards?

Credits required for Gradutation:  24 Total Credits Required

4 credits………English

4 credits……….Math (including Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry)

3 credits………..Science (including Biology and Chemistry)

3.5 credits……..History

4 credits………..Bible

1 credit………….Language

1 credit ………….Physical Education

1 credit………….Practical /Performing Arts

2.5 credits……..Electives

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