Northern Lakes Regional Academy

33 Ann Street - Rice Lake WI - 54868
Type of autonomy arrangement: Instrumentality charter contract
Basic Profile

Opened In







District - Instrumentality Charter


Determine learning program
Set school-level policy
Determine professional development
Determine authorizer assessments
Determine state assessments


Select colleagues
Evaluate colleagues
Transfer or terminate colleagues
Determine tenure policy
Select leaders


Determine school budget
Set staff pattern
Determine compensation
Determine teacher workday
Set schedule
Teacher Authority Is...
De Jure and De Facto

De jure authority for learning program, scheduling, assessment, and school level policy is written into Northern Lakes Regional Academy’s charter. De facto autonomy is given in other areas by the principal and superintendent.

About the Learning Program

Northern Lakes Regional Academy is a STEAM charter high school located in Rice Lake, Wisconsin servicing students in and around Barron County. STEAM refers to Science, Tinkering, Engineering, Aesthetics, and Math.

At our facility at 33 Ann Street we have created a MakerSpace where students will have access to tools and skill development facilitating their ability to tinker and create.

Our goal is to encourage students to utilize science, technology, math, engineering, and the design principles to create innovative means of self-expression while contributing to the community. NLRA students will become problem solvers, innovators, creators and place-based collaborators.