For over thirty years the Minnesota House of Representatives High School Page Program has been dedicated to providing participants with hands-on access to our state government in action.
When it was created in 1975, the High School Page Program was modeled after a similar program offered in the United States Congress. The Minnesota House of Representatives High School Page Program has become one of only three programs in the nation to provide young people with an in-depth look into government at the state level.
Today, the Minnesota House of Representatives High School Program remains dedicated to providing students from across the state with a meaningful opportunity. Each week, our state's future leaders not only learn about our state government, they experience it!
The Program Throughout the course of their week in Saint Paul, High School Page Program participants are exposed to a wide variety of experiences, designed to provide them with a deep understanding of our state government.
Among the many highlights included in each student's week at the Capitol are:
Students should expect to participate in scheduled program activities from 8:30am to 5:30pm Monday through Thursday, and from 8:30am to 12:00pm on Friday.
The Minnesota House of Representatives High School Page Program is open to all Minnesota high school students in their JUNIOR year. Program participants are selected in the fall of each year based on a formal process which includes an application, faculty recommendation, and an essay.
How to apply
Students interested in applying for the Minnesota House of Representatives High School Page Program should either contact their school, or download an application by following the link bellow.
Program participants are responsible for all costs incurred during their week at the Capitol, however, each student receives a small stipend to help defray their costs. This stipend is designed to help cover the student's food expenses, and usually covers the cost of lodging.