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Pictured is the Founding Board of Connections High School, a new charter school opening this fall in Staples. Shown are, back row, from left, Jeff Wig (not currently a board member), Lisa Kajer, Sue Boehland; front row, from left, Donna Bestland, Kerry Lindgren and Jim Hofer. Not pictured are Laurie Bach and Steve Jennissen. Photo by Zach Kayser, Pioneer Journal

New Staples high school to begin classes this fall

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Classes are planned to begin in September at Connections High School, a new charter school that will operate out of leased space on the Central Lakes College Staples campus.


Interim Director Wendy Schluender said the hope is that Connections can enroll between 30-50 students its first year, eventually increasing to around 120 students. That smaller size is typical of most charter schools, Schluender said.

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