Our Mission


The mission of WLA is to challenge and inspire learners by engaging them in an educational program that is academically rigorous, based on solid research, and demonstrated success.  In partnership with parents, teachers, students, and community members, WLA will create a school environment that will foster high expectations and develop strong student leaders and global citizens.


Our Vision

The vision of WLA is to be a sustainable, public charter school where students receive exceptional Core Knowledge curriculum coupled with leadership skills, and therefore prepared to take on the challenges they will face as they transition into high school. The goal of this vision is to empower every student to be upstanding citizens and to develop the leadership skills necessary to prepare them to be their very best.


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.




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