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Start-Up Coordinators

Nathan Strenge | (320) 248 -1135

Sam Neisen | (651) 335 - 8583


229 13th Ave NE

Minneapolis, MN 55413

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


The people involved, and the relationships they form with diverse communities,
help make Exploration High School a transformational place of learning. 

Board of Directors

Nathan Strenge - Board Chair

The future of learning starts with relationships. It's the people involved in the development of Exploration High School that will help create a place where all people - regardless of age, identity, or heritage - feel valued and empowered. Empathy is the foundation for trusting relationships. Trust is grown by consistently doing what's best for others. We believe Exploration High School will build these trusting relationships with diverse communities across the Twin Cities and throughout the globe.


Thank you for your support, and we look forward to collaborating.

Nathan Strenge

Mari Avaloz

Program Director

Upward Bound at St. Olaf

Eileen Sene

Risk Assurance Director


Stephen Kemp - Secretary

Math Educator

St. Thomas University | ISD 196

Shawn Smith

Vice President

Wildamere Capital 

Kelly McQuillan - Treasurer

Talent Development Program Facilitator | MPS

Steve Owen


Lockridge Grindal Nauen

Community Ambassadors

  • Community Ambassadors advocate for Exploration High School and its learners

Highlighted Community Ambassadors

Hibo Ali

College Student

Hibo is currently a sophmore studying Political Science with a Law and Politics concentration at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She is passionate about education and finding new and exciting ways to reform standard education.

Wayne Jennings

MN Education Legend

Jennings Community School

Randy Fielding

Founding Chairman

Fielding Nair International

Ben Owens

Education Innovator

Open Way Learning


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