A K-6 science-and-technology-focused charter school called Lyceum Denovo will open in the fall of 2007 at a Windom location, although no site has been selected. It'll serve students from Minneapolis and suburbs to the south and west.
The number of U.S. students graduating with degrees in engineering and science has steadily declined since the late 1980s, according to statistics from the National Science Foundation. The school addresses that and the local demand for well-trained technology workers.
To achieve its goals, Lyceum Denovo will have an extended school day. It'll emphasize partnerships with local science, engineering and technology organizations.
Students will gain experience with hands-on learning with wireless laptops and other technological tools.