Welcome to the NorthWood Achievement Academy

Students are brightening the hallways with a fresh coat of paint at the Academy
Class begins each day promptly at 8 for session 1 and 12 for session 2. 
We follow the same closings and delays as Wa-Nee.  Two hour delay sessions will be 10-12 & 1-3. 
This week I will be reading and talking about habits and specifically quitting smoking.  I will be asking all students to support each other as we try to help all of us get past some of our poor habits including nicotine, over eating, alcohol and other unhealthy habits.
Jason Thompson will be speaking to the classes on Wednesday January 16th. 
To see what we are doing each day click on the Daily Work Link to the right.
To access an application, click on the Application Download to the right.
Overview:  NWAA is committed to providing a non-traditional educational option for students who have struggled in traditional settings due to a variety of reasons. We embrace an educational philosophy that allows us to really work with the “whole student”. It is our hope that students that enter our door will leave with the social, emotional, and academic skills needed to allow them to be successful in all settings. We recognize that in order to have this we need a “continuous improvement model” to assure that all students are set up for success.

The Academy school day will be broken up into two half day segments 8:00am-11:00am and 12:00pm-3:00pm. Students are expected to adhere to the district wide dress code and rules set by the high school.
The Academy is currently using APEX online curriculum for core classes and will be transitioning for one or two years into a more complete alternative school setting.  The transition goals will feature:
  • Teachers with class sizes of no more than 15 students
  • Self-paced learning that allows students to work at a pace that fits their needs and learning style.
  • Work-based learning opportunities for juniors and seniors. (Apprenticeships or Internship opportunities)
  • Coordinated leaning efforts with local business and industry. 

While we are not there yet, I am excited to be working with your students and invite you to learn more about the Academy.


Bart Rice

What's Happening at NWAA

As we begin the second tri-mester, we are taking applications as long as there remains availability.   As we head into the holiday season I hope our students find the Academy a place where they can learn by sharing ideas and learning from each other as well as from the written curriculum.  I believe we were put on earth to be social creatures and that we grow when we engage with other people.  
Current Focus Points
Getting a Loan
Renting your first Apartment
Healthy Lifestyles
Safety in the Workplace 
As always if you have any questions feel free to call at 773-2585 or email Mr. Rice at brice@wanee.org.  
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This is a Word document. We hope to have it online in the future. You can either fill it out and email it to me brice@wanee.org or call me and I can send you a different version to print out. PHONE NUMBER: 574-773-2585

Congratulations to our First Tri-Mester Graduates

Selena Markley 
Jared Weaver 
Anna Benton 
Tori Troxel
Reese Dudzinski 
Logan Ballge
Hannah Wenger
Brie McCormick 
Gabby Dudzinski 
Amanda Fike
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