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Summer Work Experience Opportunities through MVAC’s Young Adult Programs

MVAC’s Young Adult Programs provide services to youth in communities across South Central Minnesota that need assistance to secure or maintain employment or complete an educational program.

Here is are a few of the ways MVAC'S Young Adult Career Development assist youth:

  • Paid work experience/internship to learn skills needed to succeed in the current job market

  • Career path planning

  • Possible funding for transportation, educational, or employment needs

Find out more information and eligibility requirements on the MVAC Young Adult Services webpage or in the attached brochure.

Referrals to the program and interested youth can fill out the interest form.  

MVAC Brochure

MVAC Brochure

MNCS Video Podcast

Joan and the Giant!

Episode Six

Coming Soon

MNCS Video Podcast "Joan and the Giant (Christopher)". We will be making a weekly appearance on this, Announcement Page, and who knows what other MNCS social media outlets. Our plan is to talk about MNCS happenings, interview students about their projects, and staff on "how to be a successful student at MNCS". Stay tuned there's more to come!

Episode One - Week of March 8-12

Episode Two - Interview with Cassie Vogt High School Counselor

Episode Three - Interview with Ben on his Boat

Episode Four - Interview with Eva and her Korean Project

Episode Five - Interview with Aaron and 6th Grd students.

General Announcements

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Reminder: No School May 3-7, Enjoy your week off!!!

Senior Graduation Ceremony - May 22, 2021 at 1:00 pm (more details to come)

Student Project Supplies Needed - A student is looking for the following supplies: Black Suit with tie, child size 2. Blue/Pink foam house insulation (scrap pieces) 1'x1' to 3'x3' pieces.

Junior and Sophomore Presentations - Thursday, April 29th. Presenters and Link information will be on our website home page when it becomes available.

Are you dreaming of warmer weather, springtime, and sunshine? So are we! Planning a garden is really great way to pass the time when it's cold out. Who doesn't love to look at photos from a garden catalog and dream of how great everything will smell and taste when it's in your very own yard? 
This year, Nuts + Bolts is hosting an online fundraiser with
Flower Power Fundraising. All you have to do is dream about your garden and then order some things from the online catalog.Accepting orders until May 1, 2021  Click here to order

It's as easy as that! All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit MNCS. You can help us grow by planting some things that grow --- pretty great, right?
Thank you for supporting the students and staff at Minnesota New Country School! 

Here's to dirt under our fingernails and grass stains on our knees - Nuts + Bolts (aka MNCS PTA)

Lunch & Food Assistance Programs

MNCS Lunch Options: Pre-order Menu and payment options

Wish List

MNCS Wish List

ACT Test - Cost is $45, Online Payment System


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What project are you working on? Curious minds want to know! Please send a picture of you and your project (or just your project), along with a little blurb about your project (Title, description, and why you did this project....) Send to Joan Skelly [email protected]

Student Congress Meeting: Tuesdays at 10:30 am

Le Sueur Henderson Drivers Education Classes & Behind the Wheel. June Drivers Ed Form




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Sign-up for the following Experiences and Seminars are in the "Experience Days Google Classroom"

Wide Open School helps students and families find trusted resources to enrich and support distance learning.

Experience Day Ideas?? Do you have any ideas for upcoming experience Fridays or experience weeks? We need student and parent input! Please, submit any ideas here


The Career Corner Newsletters are a great way to learn about many different types of careers. Check out careers and educational opportunities available.  Read about skills learned in school that help prepare students for the workforce. Watch a short video about Vocational Rehabilitation Services and how they help students with disabilities plan the journey from school to what comes next.

Check Out These Career Corner Newsletters!

Post-secondary 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 courses at eligible participating post-secondary institutions. For more information click here

Planning to do PSEO Next Year? Or are you just curious what PSEO is all about and how it works at MNCS?

For more information about PSEO and College and Career Planning, click here or email Nichole Kotasek, the MNCS PSEO coordinator


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MNCS Masks are available for purchase through our online store. Your student will be able to pick up the order at MNCS High School. Shipping is available for an extra fee. Available in Youth and Adult sizes MNCS Online Store

2020 Yearbook - MNCS 2020 "High School" Yearbook! Pick up a copy from Nancy, Joan or Reta Cost is $15 You can pay with check (made out to MNCS) or on Square online payment: Square-up Online Payment



Advisory Schedule

  • Mondays & Tuesdays; Jenn, Jake, Anthony, Carrie & Cory’s

  • Wednesdays & Thursdays; 

    Jim, Paul, Nick & Nichole’s

Student/Staff Expectations for Distance Learning MNCS Distance Learning Procedures (Combined)

School Closing - Honeywell Instant Alert System – This is Our Instant Alert System that we use to notify you via phone, text e-mail etc… of school closings due to weather. If you have not set up a profile – see this link for details : Honeywell Instant Alert – Instructions for Parents If you have any questions please contact Anthony Sonnek: [email protected]

MNCS High School School General Supply List: Communicate with your Advisor for more details.

Did you know you could support "Minnesota New Country School"  while you shop on Amazon? On your next Amazon purchase shop through AmazonSmile - AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of your purchases to MNCS, at no extra cost to you! Already set up, THANK YOU? If you are using AmazonSmile on your mobile app, it may need to be renewed. 

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