Jane Goodall Environmental Sciences Academy

8008 83rd ST NW - Maple Lake MN - 55358
Type of autonomy arrangement: School Charter / Bylaws
Basic Profile

Opened In



Grades 6-12






Determine learning program
Set school-level policy
Determine professional development
Determine authorizer assessments
Determine state assessments


Select colleagues
Evaluate colleagues
Transfer or terminate colleagues
Determine tenure policy
Select leaders


Determine school budget
Set staff pattern
Determine compensation
Determine teacher workday
Set schedule
Teacher Authority Is...
De Facto

About the Learning Program

Out of the classroom, into the world.

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.

Students don’t have to be taught, they need to learn. This is a distinction. Student-Driven Project Based Learning allows students to take initiative and be responsible for their learning. When a student is interested and actively engaged in their own education they feel empowered, confident, and it builds the foundation for further successes – in and outside of the classroom.

Read this blog post from a teacher at JGESA.