A THOUGHTFUL COMMUNITY OF LEADERS ENGAGING WITH OTHERS TO CREATE A SUSTAINABLE WORLD
The School of Environmental Studies (SES) is a public environmental magnet school for high school juniors and seniors.
Opened in 1995 as a unique partnership between District 196, the City of Apple Valley, and the State of Minnesota (Minnesota Zoo), SES is a response to the well-documented need to create smaller, more effective learning communities providing authentic learning experiences.
Imagine yourself at a school where you are challenged to grow academically within the school and in environments outside of the school. Imagine a small school where the entire staff is available to help you develop your strengths and strengthen your shortcomings. Imagine what you could bring to a school filled with great individuals working together to understand how people come to live in their many environments
SES immerses its students in the study of environmental topics and issues working with and often alongside professionals in the field. Students graduate from SES knowing how to learn as well as what to learn and are well prepared for a lifetime of participation and education.
The SES Experience
Watch this short video for an overview of the SES Experience.