Westonka Area Learning Academy

  • WALA The Westonka Area Learning Academy (WALA) is a partner with Intermediate District 287 and serves students who have been identified as at­ risk. The WALA program fosters a structured environment that helps students increase their basic skills, connects them to their community, and challenges them to be life-long learners. Innovative curriculum, a low student­-teacher ratio, a caring, enthusiastic staff and a safe classroom environment help students build self­-respect and create options for their futures.

    A key aspect of WALA is an incentive program known as “WALA BALL”, which emphasizes attendance and behavior, and utilizes a service ­learning component as a way to gain additional credit. Students gain valuable experiences volunteering in the community and attaining career information while participating in the outings.

    Academic requirements are fulfilled periods 1­4, and elective opportunities are available periods 5­8 in the mainstream. Interested students must contact the guidance department or the program coordinator to determine eligibility.

    Interested students must contact the Guidance Department or the Program Coordinator to determine eligibility.


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