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New Beginnings


Geoff Johnson

Director of Alternative Programs

New Beginnings

New Beginnings is an embedded service inside the SouthWest Metro High School.

It is a full-time academic program for pregnant and parenting teens under the age of 22 who have not yet reached high school graduation.

Students prepare for a healthy pregnancy and childbirth while obtaining a high school diploma. Students also implement a parenting plan for a healthy attachment with their child or develop a plan for adoption. They acquire independent living skills and create a career plan for self-sufficiency. College credits are also available for qualifying students through PSEO and Career & Technical Education courses. 

  • Small class sizes
  • On-site child care
  • Pregnancy counseling
  • Adoption referral
  • Individual attention
  • Childbirth preparation
  • Parenting education
  • Early childhood education
  • Social services support

School Hours
8:05 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

SouthWest Metro

Nutrition Services
Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

A Community Action Partnership (CAP) program is designed to work with families with children ages 3 to 5, and encourages parents as their child's first and most important teacher.

This is a free, quality preschool experience and also offers health, nutrition, and social services.

WIC (Women, Infants, & Children)
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

A nutrition education program is available for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum, and to families with infants and children under the age of 5.

WIC is a CAP Agency program and is available to Carver and Scott county residents and New Beginnings students.

Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
No Appointment needed

Serves uninsured and under-insured individuals in Scott and Carver counties. This program connects people to local resources and free or low-cost healthcare services.


A point of contact for anyone with concerns about a young child with developmental delays or risk of delay.

An interagency resource specialist is available to provide information and resources to families of young children and the professionals who work with them.

1st Thursday of each month, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Provides confidential and no-fee health and mental care for youth ages 12 to 26 in a safe and non-judgmental environment.