This August, Venture Academy will open in Minneapolis as a new public charter school serving grades 6-12, beginning with 6th- and 7th-grade during the 2013-14 school year.
Venture’s mission is to ignite the passion of all young people to become innovators and entrepreneurial leaders who will change the world. Venture seeks to enable young people to achieve unprecedented learning growth, demonstrate character and leadership and learn to imagine opportunities, take initiative and create solutions.
Venture’s Learning Model
Inspiring Innovators and Leaders
Inspiring passionate, purposeful innovators, entrepreneurs, makers and other leaders is not only an aspirational goal after graduation. While at Venture, students and staff engage in the passionate, deep practice of innovative, entrepreneurial leadership by taking charge of their learning and taking responsibility for improvement. Blending the best digital content and tools, time-tested classical approaches and hands-on project and discovery learning, Venture cultivates the knowledge, skills, mindsets and experiences of creative, 21st-century innovators, entrepreneurs, makers and leaders.
Venture’s educators and students seek constant improvement by tracking learning progress and adapting programs, methods and tools with the support of personalized digital learning plans, data dashboards and real-time feedback. Students, educators and leaders are always encouraged to try new approaches, take risks, admit mistakes and share lessons. Failing fast is essential to learning.
Growing Great People
Like the Talent Code’s Daniel Coyle, Venture believes that great learning, leadership and character is neither innate nor mysterious. Venture is designed to ignite the passions of young people and educators to relentlessly practice becoming great learners, educators, leaders and human beings.