Our Mission

The mission of WLA is to utilize leadership based programs and strategies grounded in solid research, combined with the demonstrated success of Core Knowledge curriculum as a basis of a rigorous overall educational program that builds strong skills in math, reading, literature, writing, music, science, and technology.

Our Vision

The vision of WLA is to be a school where students and graduates become exceptional leaders, and are prepared to take on the academic and leadership challenges they will face as they transition into high school.

What is a Charter School?

In the early 1990s, a small group of educators and policymakers came together to develop the charter school model on the premise of parental choice, achievement, and innovation. Minnesota’s legislature passed the first charter law in 1991, and the first charter school opened in 1992.

In Minnesota, charter schools are tuition free independent public schools that are open to and welcome all students, no matter ability or need, and are governed and operated jointly by licensed teachers, parents and community members. Additionally, charter schools receive less per pupil funding than traditional public schools because charter schools may not levy property taxes, and receive no funding from local property taxes.

The Family Handbook is a terrific resource for our students and families. Please read the Family Handbook by clicking HERE!