SCHOOL CLOSED Wednesday, January 7, 2015

PEASE Academy will be closed Wednesday, January 7th, due to the extreme cold.

25 year-old PEASE Academy Recognition

25 year-old PEASE Academy recognAs one of the nation’s first recovery high school, PEASE Academy has a long history of supporting students living with addiction, and trying to graduate and go on to college.

Along with all sorts of supports and resources PEASE provides its students an amazing resource of a peer connection. Students, and staff, understand and support each other—a key ingredient in recovery.

Please read this wonderful MINNPOST article about PEASE. And if you are interested in learning more about PEASE, please visit our website at

PEASE Academy 25 Year Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate PEASE Academy’s 25 Year Anniversary with music, a dessert reception, speakers, and a raffle for some amazing gifts.  The event will be held at Augsburg College’s Hoversten Chapel, located at 625 22nd Ave S., Minneapolis, 55454.  The Celebration is Thursday, November 13th from 6:30-9:00 p.m.  In order to attend, a ticket must be secured. You may secure your ticket at

The Celebration also serves as a kick-off for our new supporting Foundation, the PEASE Community Foundation.

PEASE Academy & Augsburg College Collaboration


Teens from PEASE Academy in Minneapolis and students in Longo’s Augsburg College Art 225 Graphic Design I and Art 320 Typography classes explored what it means to be resilient. Themes such as addiction, recovery and common challenges that all humans face were expressed through creative writing, collage and the design of a zine. One of the goals of the project was to challenge stereotypes by giving young people affected by addiction a voice through self-expression and self-representation in an environment of mentorship, creativity and introspection.

All of the project participants were able to discover their own creative potential while building better social ties, networks and support.

Visit to learn more about this project.

Student work will be displayed until October 8 at the Student Art Gallery in the Christensen Center at Augsburg College, 22nd Ave South at 7 ½ Street in Minneapolis.