Rochester Beacon Academy 

Mission Statement
The mission of Rochester Beacon Academy, with the cooperation of parents, is to provide a safe learning community in a secondary (6-12 grade)setting;  respecting the individual and differentiated needs of learners, empowering them to reach their full potential and join their community with success,
allowing them to reach their full potential and join their community with success.


Rochester Beacon Academy's vision, as the premiere educator in southeast Minnesota for all students, utilizes highly structured techniques to assist students who have difficulties with organization, socialization and sensory differences while supporting students to make a successful transition into young adulthood, to live independently and maintain engagement in the community. 

A place to grow!

2521 Pennington Dr NW
Rochester, MN  55901

We reside in the lower level of the former Minnesota School of Business building,
located on the East Frontage Road of Hwy 52 North between Lupient Buick GMC
and Trucking America.


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Link to Parent Portal:

Please send enrollment questions to:


Now accepting enrollment applications for the 2019-2020 school year.
Availability is limited.

Rochester Beacon Academy is a tuition free, public charter school for eligible students entering grades 6th through 12th.

Open Enrollment and Lottery

Our Open Enrollment for new students is from Jan. 1 - Jan. 31 of each year.  In the initial “Open Enrollment” period all applicants have an equal opportunity for admission regardless of submitting an application on the first day or the last day of the open enrollment. At the end of the Open Enrollment period, if your student has been offered a seat at our school, you will be be notified by email and instructed to complete the necessary enrollment paperwork.

If the number of applications submitted within the Open Enrollment period exceeds the number of seats available for any grade level, a system generated, random lottery will be processed to determine who is offered a seat at the school.  Lottery results will be emailed to the address entered on the application submitted.


Applying for Open Enrollment

To apply for Open Enrollment, please email the following to

  • Student Name
  • Grade of student for 2019-2020 school year
  • Parent/Guardian Name
  • Parent/Guardian Email
  • Parent/Guardian Phone Number    

Informational Session & Tour Registration<

Please send an email to
Include the following information:

- Child's Name
- Grade Level (Current)
- Total number of people in your group
- Requested Tour Date

Current Openings in Grades 6, 7, 11 & 12

Available Tour Dates are:  
February 13th
March 13
April 10th
May 8th
May 29th (Families attending in 2019-2020 school year)