What is a charter school?

Charter schools are public schools, employ educators who hold valid teaching licenses, and comply with most of the same regulations as other public schools.

Akii-gikinoo'amaading is the first independent tribal charter school authorized by a tribal college in the state.

Akii-Gikinoo'amaading is an independent charter school authorized by Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College and operated by the Wadookadaading Ojibwe Language Institute.

What grades does Akii'gikinoo'amaading enroll?

Akii-gikinoo'amaading enrolls students in or entering 6-12th grades.

Is Akii-gikinoo'amaading available to all students?

Akii-gikinoo'amaading enrolls any student in or entering 6-12th grades who is a resident of the state of Wisconsin. Tribal affiliation not required. We just ask that students have an interest in the natural world and have personal accountability for their own education.

Akii-Gikinoo’amaading admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its admission policies.

Does Akii-gikinoo'amaading charge tuition?

Akii-gikinoo'amaading is a public school and does not charge tuition.

Are Akii-gikinoo'amaading students required to participate in state or other standardized testing?

Yes, students will be assessed in all core academic areas in the fall and following spring. Fall results will help us identify strengths and needs. Spring results will measure growth.

Students will also take the Wisconsin Forward Exams, ACT/Aspire, and ACT at the appropriate times.

How is the curriculum structured?

The middle and high school curriculum is structured around thematic units. Thmatic units are based around smaller projects in subject areas including science, math, social studies, English, and art. All the thematic units are targeted towards Wisconsin state standards.