Out of the classroom, into the world.

  • WE ARE A FREE MINNESOTA PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 6 – 12

    At the Jane Goodall Environmental Sciences Academy, students will foster their knowledge, love and respect for the environment while promoting sustainability for future generations. This teacher-led school is located near Maple Lake, Minnesota in the heart of Wright County.

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  • JGESA students taking the ACT on Oct. 6th will be doing so in the gym and the classrooms above the gym. Spaces will be cleaned before and after testing. All students will be expected to adhere to the Safe Learning Plan protocols including:
    - 6ft distancing
    - Working at assigned spaces
    - Face coverings

     

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    Accepting applications now for the '20/21 school year.

    Openings for current school year offered first come, first served in order applied as openings become available. 

    • Project-Based Learning

      How do we facilitate the work of youth as self-directed producers and learners?

      Allowing students to design learning experiences based on their own unique interests and passions encourages them to be self-motivated, independent thinkers who are capable of solving problems, thinking critically, and who are prepared for post-secondary options and the workforce. Personalized learning plans are designed for each student.

      What is Project-Based Learning?

      Project-Based Learning (PBL) gets kids excited about learning by tailoring learning opportunities to match their interests. Students pursue their passions and academics at the same time by earning credit for projects they design.

      - Love to draw? Create a comic book about an interesting person or event in history.
      - Video games more your speed? Learn about an ancient civilization and build a game.
      - Like to hunt or fish? Turn your trophy into an anatomy lesson.
      - You like to cook - bake a cake that represents the layers of the earth's crust.
      - Want to take a hike? Photograph and identify wildlife along the way.

      Click here for answers to more Frequently Asked Questions

      Click here for a Showcase of Student Projects

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A School Like No Other

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Free Learning Activities

  • Out of the classroom, into the world.

    There are countless ways for your student to explore and learn outside of the classroom. Click for a list of free or low cost ideas, any of which could be turned into a fascinating JGESA school project. If you know of other ideas please share so we can expand the list.

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