Northern Lakes Regional Academy

Updated Oct 13, 2021
33 Ann Street - Rice Lake WI - 54868
Type of autonomy arrangement: instrumentality charter contract
Basic Profile

Opened In



9 through 12




District - Instrumentality Charter
Select leaders
Determine learning program
Select colleagues
Determine professional development
Transfer or terminate colleagues
Determine whether to take, when to take, how much to count district/EMO/authorizer assessments
Determine tenure policy
Make formal arrangements with district/EMO/authorizer to allow multiple measures in determining school success (not only a mean proficiency score)
Evaluate colleagues
Set schedule
Set staff pattern
Determine teacher workday
Determine school budget
Set school-level policy
Determine compensation
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.