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Tuition-free public school for public good


Exploration High School is a public charter school in Northeast Minneapolis opening September 2021 with 70 ninth and tenth graders. 


We believe in creating a diverse, equitable school - by, for, and with the community - where students have a voice in their learning and community.

New Type of School: Go Beyond the Desk

The world is changing but schools are not. Exploration High School pushes learning to the new frontier and disrupts the classic model. Explorers thrive by controlling how they learn.

Make a Difference:

Project Based Learning

Exploration is not just a school, and Explorers are not just students; we are assets to our community. Explorers learn by using their skills, knowledge, and inspiration to elevate ourselves and  our community.

Proof It Works:

Schools with a Similar Focus

Don’t just take our word for it. Great schools around the country are preparing students for life beyond a textbook. Read their stories and listen to their students.

Attend Our Next Virtual Board Meeting!

Monday, December 28

Starting at 6:30pm

Click here to join!

If you would like to make a public comment, please email dave.heighington@explorationhighschool.org at least 48 business hours before a meeting.

View minutes from previous meetings here 

Contact Us

Dave Heighington

(978) 866-9615



Sam Neisen

(651) 335-8583



Exploration High School

229 13th Ave NE

Minneapolis, MN 55413

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