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Start-Up Coordinators

Nathan Strenge | (320) 248 -1135

nathan.strenge@explorationhighschool.org

Sam Neisen | (651) 335 - 8583

sam.neisen@explorationhighschool.org

Location

229 13th Ave NE

Minneapolis, MN 55413

We will open with incoming 9th and 10th graders in fall 2020

 

 

 

 

Exploration High School addresses the core design flaw in 20th century schools

SCHOOLS were DESIGNED TO MAXIMIZE EFFICIENCY

Evidence: 

Rigid time and space arrangements: sometimes referred to as "cells and bells"
Siloed subjects: learning in disjointed parts unlike every other aspect of life

Single-teacher classrooms: maintains teacher-directed passive learning environments

Normative pacing: whole class standard pacing geared towards the "average" student

This means:
 

  • Schools cannot address meaningful community problems.
     

  • All individuals' needs cannot be met

 

  • Schools are unable to include students in authentic decisions.

 

  • Teachers often work hard to make learning relevant and personalized, but are inhibited by the constraints of the efficiency model.

This leads to:

NEGATIVE STUDENT OUTCOMES - Far too many...

WHY REIMAGINE
SCHOOL?

...students are

bored

...students are

disengaged

...students

act out

...students

drop-out 

And furthermore, young people from traditionally under-served populations bear the highest share of the negative outcomes, as they do not have the safety nets and social capital to overcome the antiquated model of education. 

NEGATIVE SCHOOL CULTURE

Parents Dissatisfaction 

All parents want what's best for their child. But when efficiency gets in the way of building authentic relationships and creating meaningful learning experiences, individualism get lost. 

The Inescapable
Conclusion

Exploration

High School