Exploration Charter School
Education Success Network

Exploration Charter School

Exploration is an independent, public, elementary charter school that opened Fall 2017 and serves 175 K and 1st grade students in the City of Rochester. Please visit explorationrochester.org to learn more about this new addition to the Rochester public education landscape.

Education Success Network supports Exploration in direct alignment with our mission to support high quality schools and educational opportunities for student success. Education Success Network wholly respects and supports the independence of each of the more than 40 schools and organizations with which we partner. As a regional educational network with broad reach, a 37 year legacy of student success, multi-disciplinary expertise, and a mission to improve education for all, Education Success Network is a homegrown resource for local schools and organizations. Upon request, we provide application assistance, financial support, services, and consultation.  

New School Development

Strategic Foundation

Enhance the reach & impact of educational programming

Purpose

 The mission of Exploration Elementary Charter School for Science and Technology is to engage learners, their families, and the community in the processes of scientific inquiry and the use of innovative technology to develop the social, emotional, and academic tools necessary to thrive in school and today’s global world. Exploration opened in the Rochester City School District in August of 2017 for students in kindergarten and first grade.

Details

Our Approach

Exploration will embrace all students and will work to positively and proactively foster their talents and affinities. Our rigorous curriculum and standards ensure a school experience for all students and families that will foster habits and dispositions through scientific inquiry known to be important in our global and twenty first century world.

Key Design Elements
•Rigorous academics – National Science and Academic Standards.
•“Hands on and minds on”– daily lab-based learning.
•Differentiated Instruction – celebrate and embrace diverse learners.
•Extended school day and year.
•Community Connections and Partnerships.

Our Partnerships
Exploration is committed to a vibrant and safe school. Our students will contribute to the school and the Rochester community through established partnerships and opportunities, specifically focused around science. We will have scientists from the community visit regularly who will share their experiences with our students and support their learning. Exploration’s board, leadership, and staff are strongly committed to Rochester family-school-community partnerships as an opportunity to strengthen and promote academic, and social-emotional development of students.

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