Venture Academy was founded in 2011 by Jon Bacal and Verne Johnson, and joined in 2012 by Kerry Muse, who shared the belief that in the heart, mind, and soul of every young person if a genius waiting to be discovered, a passion and purpose waiting to be found. They aimed to implement a personalized learning model that closes the vast college- and career-readiness gap that confronts economically disadvantaged youth in the Twin Cities.
Success Academy was originally planned to open K-5 in the fall of 2015 in Inver Grove Heights, under the name Summit Charter School. The school has a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Science) focus. The school will also be standard base and use data driven practices to improve instruction and learning. Success Academy currently operates two sites, one in Bloomington and the other in St. Cloud.
Level Up Academy - Personalized Learning for All
Vision: All children have limitless joyful curiosity and capacity for reaching their potential.
Mission: By tapping the intrinsic motivation and curiosity of every child, we deliver higher than usual growth.