Opened in 1995 as a unique partnership between Independent School 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.
Brooks Autry teaches the senior curriculum in Green House, as well as AP Literature and AVID. Brooks is invested in student…Learn more
Kristen McBrien has loved chemistry since she took it as a junior in high school; which is when she made the…Learn more
Jean Unzicker came to SES from Apple Valley High School in 1999 to work with special education students. She was amazed…Learn more
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.
School of Environmental Studies est. 1995
Opened in 1995 as a unique partnership between Independent School 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.Learn more
The SES Renewable Energy Project is another example of how the School of Enviornmental Studies and its partners are able to create meaningful learning experiences for SES students.
This partnership serves the larger community as well by producing power to add to the grid and by creating a space for cummunity members to learn about energy alternatives.Learn more
The SES Education Foundation (SESEF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3)community group of volunteers who find many ways to support SES. Established in 1999, the foundation encourages high academic standards, experiential learning, and excellence in teaching by providing scholarships and grants for new and innovative projects that, due to budget limitations, the school is unable to fund. People like you are currently serving on the SESEF Board of Directors.Learn more