The learner’s goal in this program is to achieve a NCA accredited High School diploma.
Students need to have access to a computer with the capacity to meet the requirements set forth in the program. At a minimum the student will need internet access should have an e-mail account and Word document capability.
The Learning Manager will coordinate the learning by assigning various learning modules, readings, projects, and activities. Communication with the student and family will occur mainly through e-mail or the telephone. It is required that there will be ongoing communication, both from the family/student and from the Learning Manager. The Learning Manager will keep the families updated on student progress. Families/students will be informed about how and when the Learning Manager can be reached if emergencies, concerns or problems should arise.
Parents/guardians of distance learners must have significant involvement to help assure the student’s success. They must be available to help on a daily basis, as well as for special project assignments.
A minimum of 20-25 hours per week on school work is needed for distance learning. It may be necessary for students to increase the time to document adequate progress throughout the year. Students may work on their coursework during the day, evenings, weekends, or holidays (Anytime 24-7). The instructors will monitor and document the lesson content, time on task and accuracy of the work completed. Students not attending to their school work will be put on academic probation and then will be referred to county truancy officers as appropriate.
Academic progress will be reported to the parent/guardian and student at weekly intervals. Report cards will be mailed home at the conclusion of each quarter. Parents/guardians, as well as students, should also be checking academic progress weekly through the online grade book. Students who are not independently motivated and conscientious about their work can fall behind and not receive credit due to lack of work completion. A student will earn a diploma when the credit requirements for graduation have been met.
Students may choose to participate in extra-curricular or co-curricular activities via an agreement with Chisago Lakes Schools. Wolf creek requires that students interested in participating in a sport/activity through the cooperative agreement with Chisago Lakes must notify the Charter School Director at least one month before the first practice for the sport/activity. In addition, the student must pay $50.00 to Wolf Creek for the paperwork involved in registering with the MSHSL. If the student participates in the sport/activity for at least one month they will be refunded $25.00 from Wolf Creek . All other Chisago Lakes fees pertaining to sports/activities will apply to the student as well.
The transcript of a student graduating from TRIO Wolf Creek Charter School #4095 will show all courses completed. These courses will apply to a student’s overall grade point average (GPA). Home school grades will not count toward a GPA on the student transcript, but will be evaluated for equivalency for purposes of determining the placement of a student, courses to take, credits and standards. Class rank for Wolf Creek students will be calculated using only full-time students as markers.
Students planning on attending college should arrange with our Dean of Students to take the ACT and/or SAT test, as most post-secondary schools use the data from these tests for admission and placement purposes.
Distance learning is not for everyone. Students who are highly motivated and conscientious about completing their work will be successful.