WLA offers excellent academic preparation for four-year colleges, technical college, or post-high-school employment.
65% of WLA graduates have gone on to college. Another 25% have enrolled in technical college.
For students who want to enter called service as pastors or teachers, WLA offers courses designed to prepare the student fully for entry to Martin Luther College. About 12% of our graduates enter MLC.
WLA offers classes to meet the needs of all students, regardless of ability. The curriculum includes a wide variety of electives to help students broaden their horizons and prepare for higher education or careers.
The core curriculum, required for all WLA students, includes Religion, English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education/Health, and Music.
Electives include Foreign Language (Latin, Spanish, or German), Choir, Band, Computer-Assisted Drafting & Design (CADD), Art, Sewing, Foods, Speech, Life Sports, and other academic and non-academic courses.
Advanced electives include Calculus, Physics, Anatomy/Physiology, Spanish III, Latin IV, and Tech Music. Advanced Placement English offers qualified students an opportunity to earn college credit.
Two Computer Labs contain more than 50 PCs and the Media Center and study hall contain additional computers for students to use. The music lab contains 10 MAC computers and the CADD lab has 12 computers for students to learn drafting skills. All WLA students are taught computer keyboard skills.
The WLA Curriculum Committee—made up of teachers, administrators, and parents—monitors trends in curriculum development and works with teachers to upgrade our course offerings as needed.