We believe that all children are good.
We believe in building positive relationships with students.
We believe in high academic standards.
We believe in the philosophy of the Circle of Courage (which allows a sense of belonging, generosity, independence and mastery.
We believe in students becoming life-long learners.
We believe in continual professional growth.
We believe in a supportive staff environment.
We believe in the importance of developing an internal locus of control.
We believe in a safe learning environment.
We believe that children are resilient.
We believe that promoting growth in children requires collaboration between home, school, and community.
We believe in celebrating diversity.
We believe in teaching behaviors through positive and personal intervention.
We believe in the importance of children having a positive self-image.
Connects Learning Center is a unique educational opportunity for students grades 11-12. It provides an alternative setting, computer-based curriculum, a service learning component, and work experience opportunities.
Connects Learning Center creates/fosters an educational environment where students are provided an opportunity to develop a positive self-image. This philosophy is adapted from the “Circle of Courage.” The school setting strongly resembles a small community in which the student has the opportunity to develop a sense of belonging, generosity, mastery, and independence; traits that are necessary for the development of a positive self-image. The program is designed to promote the four core areas.
The Connects Learning Center’s programs provide a unique educational experience that offers 11-12 grade students an alternative opportunity to graduate. The program embraces the premise that students will improve their behavior and/or academic effort if they are provided with an alternative learning environment. Students are offered an individualized program and school day.
The majority of instruction is delivered via computer with one-to-one assistance from the teaching staff. The curriculum is aligned with the State of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Model Academic Standards.
The Connects Learning Center employs licensed teachers and maintains a reasonable student/teacher ratio. Students are required to achieve individualized mastery of the material. A service learning project and work experience component is also incorporated in this program.
Students may move freely between Connects Learning Center and resident high school to earn required credits towards graduation.
Students demonstrate citizenship and earn credits through required community service activities.
Students develop career goals and earn credits through career assessment, exploration activities, employability skills and related work experience.
Students exhibit responsibility for their attendance and behavior.