“The mission of Wisconsin Conservatory of Lifelong Learning is to provide all K4-12 students with an urban comprehensive teaching and learning environment grounded in lifelong learning values to achieve academic, personal, employability, and civic excellence.”
We believe the most engaging strategy for achieving the mission of Wisconsin Conservatory of Lifelong Learning is to function as a collaborative professional learning community. We envision lifelong learning values will:
- Creat a culture of integrity to support cooperative leadership.
- Build mutual respect for individual student academic success.
- Maintain disciplined peer and professional relationships.
- Guide students to develop a strong work ethic.
- Provide frequent opportunities for positive family engagement.
The K4 – grade 12 setting at WCLL allows staff to work closer with families for a longer period of time. By strengthening relationships with educators, young learners become aware of their talents and abilities at an early age, receiving encouragement from those they trust. As students grow into middle school-aged children, the close bonds they have with their peers and staff members help them tackle the challenges of adolescence and grow into confident, intelligent decision-makers. Eventually, students transform into compassionate young adults with a solid educational foundation for college and work.
While the setting at WCLL promotes confidence and success in academics, it also equips students with the social skills needed to succeed. Older students may choose to provide supervised tutoring to younger students for service hours. This positive interaction benefits both groups. The young learners look up to the older students, viewing them as role models. These expectations encourage WCLL’s older students to model good behavior and provide positive encouragement and feedback for the young learners.
When students are educated at one school for a number of years, they develop a sense of school pride and spirit. WCLL students are proud to be here. They take advantage of the many resources offered to them and know that high standards are expected.