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Information for Students

Eligibility

The Minnesota House of Representatives High School Page Program is open to all Minnesota high school students in their JUNIOR year, whether they attend public or private schools, or are home schooled.

2022 Program Dates

Week 1: February 7th - 11th Week 7: April 4th - 8th
Week 2: February 14th - 18th Week 8: April 11th - 15th
Week 3: February 21st - 25th Week 9: April 25th - 29th
Week 4: March 7th - 11th Week 10: May 2nd - 6th
Week 5: March 14th - 18th Week 11: May 9th - 13th
Week 6: March 21st - 25th Week 12: May 16th - 20th


Application & Portal Deadline

Only complete applications received at the Sergeant at Arms Office by the end of business on November 23rd, 2021 will be considered.

Essay

Each applicant must submit a 500 word essay explaining why he/she wants to participate in the 2022 High School Page Program. Teachers and counselors should encourage applicants to take sufficient time to write a thoughtful and reflective essay that demonstrates interest and expectations. While the essay alone does not determine selection it is a very important criterion.

Letter of Recommendation

In addition to the application and essay, students are required to include one letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or academic advisor.

Participant Selection

The High School Page Program is selective meaning not all applicants are accepted. The selection process takes into account the quality of each application and accompanying essay and letter; the geographical distribution of applicants – all regions of the state must be represented to the greatest extent possible – and the weekly availability of applicants. Every effort is made to insure that the Pages represent the diversities of Minnesota.

Participant Notification

Students chosen to serve as High School Page Program participants and alternates will be notified of their selection, by mail, by the end of the year. Along with their letters of acceptance, participants will receive their weekly placement and further program information and forms.

Scheduling

Applicants should not over-state their availability to increase their chances of selection. An accurate appraisal is in the best interest of the applicant and the program. Once a student has committed to attending the program, weekly scheduling changes are rarely if ever granted for extracurricular activities or other prior commitments.

Our typical weekly program schedule is as follows:

  • Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am - 12:30pm