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Information for Students


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.

2024 Program Dates

Week 1: February 19th - 23rd Week 7: April 8th - 12th
Week 2: February 26th – March 1st Week 8: April 15th - 19th
Week 3: March 4th – 8th Week 9: April 22nd – 26th
Week 4: March 11th - 15th Week 10: April 29th - May 3rd
Week 5: March 18th - 22nd Week 11: May 6th - 10th
Week 6: April 1st - 5th Week 12: May 13th- 17th

Application & Portal Deadline

Only complete applications received at the Sergeant at Arms Office by the end of business on November 22nd, 2023 will be considered.


Each applicant must submit a 500 word essay explaining why he/she wants to participate in the 2024 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.


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 - 6:30pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am - 12:30pm