Curriculum

Wausau EGL’s Mission:

Our Mission is to engage students to become leaders, problem solvers, and self-motivated adults with communication skills and a desire to serve others.

Wausau Engineering and Global Leadership Academy offers a rigorous problem based and project based curriculum to students moving them from collectors of knowledge to creators of solutions to real world problems. Throughout their high school career at EGL Academy students will learn how to take more and more responsibility for their own learning with their teachers and adjunct faculty as guides and mentors.

Each part of the curriculum, every project, will be tied to Wisconsin State Standards. Students will work with faculty to identify the State Standards infused in every project that they do, both individually and as part of a team. Students will fulfill all requirements for graduation including developing outstanding online and hard copy academic and project portfolios.

Small Learning Community

Wausau EGL Academy is designed to optimize teacher and student relationships and provide flexibility for interdisciplinary teaching and learning. Wausau EGL Academy currently is accepting up to 100 students and will grow to accommodate approximately 120 students in grades 9 through 12 in subsequent years.

What Will the Curriculum Look Like?

Wausau EGL students will participate in a variety of different learning experiences and while none of these will look like the traditional semester or yearlong classes of a traditional high school, these curricular offerings will fit together to create an interdisciplinary course of study that will challenge their previous assumptions about learning.

Sample Schedule

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Pink: Advisory

Blue: Online Learning

Green:  Teacher Led

Yellow:  Reading

Grey: Project Based Learning

Interdisciplinary Learning

Wausau EGL students learn through a problem based and project based curriculum that infuses many different subject areas into each project. Because of this, subjects such as English, Social Studies, Foreign Language and Culture will be woven into each project. Students will master Wisconsin State Standards in all areas required for successful completion of the high school curriculum even though they will not take specific courses in English, History, Government, etc.  Foreign Language is a critical component for success in the 21st century world and; therefore, an important part of our curriculum.  Students will find global cultures infused across the curriculum to prepare them for the global community they will inherit as adults.

Global Learning Experience

Our students will be working in a world that grows smaller each and every day. That is why all Wausau EGL Academy students will participate in at least one global learning experience during their high school career at the Academy. This may be a special project that Wausau EGL students are part of in collaboration with students from another country, either in high school or in college. It may mean that they work collaboratively with local business partners working to solve issues for an international client. Projects may be completed online or may require international travel for a student or a project team of students. This exciting component of our instructional program positions our students for success in a way that few high schools can.

Independent Projects and Capstone Project

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Each Wausau EGL students will have the flexibility to create an independent project and/or research effort to customize their learning. These projects will take place annually with the culminating experience being a 200 hour Senior Capstone Project. This extensive learning opportunity will be presented before a jury of community experts, peers, parents, and faculty. Each student will be required to complete the Capstone Project before a Wausau Engineering and Global Leadership Academy diploma will be presented.

Students at Wausau EGL Academy will have an unprecedented opportunity in central Wisconsin. They will be able to take control of their own learning and create an individualized learning program like no other. As one young engineer said, “Wausau EGL Academy sounds like a graduate engineering program at a high school level.”

If this sounds like your kind of high school experience, we welcome you to the Wausau Engineering and Global Leadership Academy!