Counseling Center

  • Welcome to the Counseling Department at Creative Arts Secondary School.  We are committed to meet students' academic, personal/social, and college and career readiness needs.  Please contact our counselors for any support.

    Creative Arts Secondary School CEEB Code is 242-223.

$25 Unlimited Bus Pass during the Summer for High School Students

  • Beginning May 17, 2019, Metro Transit will begin offering current 9-12 grade students the option to purchase a $25 Summer Student Pass. Any student at this school can get unlimited rides on buses and trains up to a $3 fare* and you can ride anytime between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. every day of the week. Passes are valid from June 1 through Sept. 5.

    Go to to get more details about the pass and order one using a credit card. All you need is your school’s name and your student ID number. If you’d rather use cash, you can buy a Summer Student Pass at a Metro Transit Service Center. Call 612-373-3333 or visit for locations.

    Have questions? A friendly transit expert can answer them. Give them call at 612-373-3333.

Health Start School Based Clinic

  • Creative Arts Secondary School is partnering with West Side Community Health Services to provide onsite mental health counseling services.  Students will be able to access the following services:

    • mental health assessment and care
    • depression and suicide prevention
    • family issues
    • violence prevention
    • personal and relationship problems
    • school concerns
    • alcohol and substance abuse
    • money and housing issues
    • pregnancy counseling
    • immigrant/refugee experiences
    • recovery from trauma

    Please contact your counselor for more information about the Health Start School Based Clinic.

Summer School Information

  • The following S-Term session dates are for all grade levels (K-12) regardless of site location.

    • S-Term 1:  June 17-July 11, 2019 (No school on July 4)
    • S-Term 2:  July 15-August 8, 2019
    • CDF Freedom Schools (Grades K-8):  June 17-July 26, 2019 (No school on July 4)


    All current students in Grades 6 - 7 will have summer school at:

    • Central High School, 275 Lexington ParkwayN., St. Paul, MN 55104
    • (651) 325-2400
    • S-Term Hours:  7:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.


     All current students in Grades 8-12 will be assigned one of these sites based on home address location.  Registration for current high school students will be made through their school counselor.

    • Harding High School, 1540 E. Sixth Street, St. Paul, MN 55106
    • (651) 793-4700
    • S-Term Hours:  7:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.


    • Washington Technology Magnet School, 1495 Rice Street, St. Paul, MN 55117
    • (651) 293-8830
    • S-Term Hours:  8:45 A.M. to 2:45 P.M.

    For more information about S-Term, visit or call (651) 744-8020.




Financial Aid and FAFSA Information

  • Do you have questions about financial aid or how to fund college?  Need help starting your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Make an appointment with your counselor to learn more about financial aid options such as:

    • 529 College Savings Plan
    • Subsidized versus Unsubsidized loans
    • Workstudy
    • Scholarships
    • Savings
    • Free Applicaiton for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)