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Over the last 40 years the High School Page Program has been dedicated to providing participants with hands-on access to our state government in action.

Modeled after the United States Congress Page Program, the Minnesota House of Representatives High School Page Program was established in 1975. Today, the program remains dedicated to providing students with meaningful opportunities and has evolved into one of the top page programs in the nation.

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:

  •     Individual meetings with legislators designed to allow students to discuss the issues that matter most to them.
  •     Experiencing the legislative process firsthand by assisting members during legislative session.
  •     Participating in a mock committee session designed to develop students' leadership skills and to inspire them to think critically about the issues confronting our state.
  •     Providing students with the opportunity to meet with constitutional officers, members of the judiciary, lobbyists, and members of the media.

Students should expect to participate in scheduled program activities from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Thursday, and from 8:00am to 12:30pm on Friday.

Video Series Explains the Program

A Guide to the Minnesota House High School Page Program

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.