Falls Alternative Learning Site (FALS)


Falls Alternative Learning Site

A calm learning environment for students who desire a smaller school setting allowing for success needed to earn a High School Diploma.

“Tell me and I Forget, teach me and I Remember, involve me and I Learn”
Benjamin Franklin

 


2017 Graduating Class
Falls Alternative Learning Site

Graduating class of 2017Photo by Art Paulson

Left to Right (Front Row) Superintendent Dr. Dean Hess, Mickayla Buch, Megan Lambert, Amber Dzierzanowski, Kendra Danoff, Baily Magee, Brea Borchert. Left to Right (Back Row) Latasha Garbrecht, Breanna Mikula, Chad Olson, Jarod Niswonger, Seth Posey, Noah Dessart, Instructor/Director Mark Trepanier

The Oconto Falls School District is proud to recognize our 2017 Alternative Learning Site (FALS) graduates. This unique charter school specializes in customized education delivery methods, which enables our district to meet the needs of high school students who have the ability to excel in a non-traditional classroom environment. Through a blend of online curriculum, character building and employment experience the dedicated faculty and staff are able to help these young adults enter post graduation with confidence and a promising future. With a hard-earned high school diploma that meets the same transcript requirements as our traditional high school, these students are positioned to emerge as productive members of our community.


Parents please contact FALS by 10:00 AM when your child is absent.
(920) 848-4455

Planned Absence form

Email

FALS Application

Call Instructor Cell Phone: 920-393-8805 (text or call)


“Education is a Wonderful Thing when you Experience Success.”

The Oconto Falls Alternative Learning Site is dedicated to working with students, families, the school district and the community to ensure that all students have the opportunity to earn a high school diploma. Earning a high school diploma is one of the first steps toward developing a person’s potential to lead a productive, satisfying life. To accomplish this, students will engage in challenging and purposeful learning that blends their experiences with knowledge and real world application in preparation for adult roles.

“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows”
Sydney J. Harris


Enrollment

Enrollment starts with the application process. Upon receiving the application, the FALS staff will review the applicants and schedule an interview with the student and guardian. Students are screened for criminal offenses, substance abuse, truancy, discipline issues, and overall attitude toward achievement. Transcripts are required to be submitted with the application as well as any other pertinent documents. Please stop by at FALS in you need a hard copy of the application.


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Student

Student’s work on a self-paced online curriculum specifically designed for their particular learning ability. Students receive one on one help as needed. They must earn a minimum of 2.0 credits per semester to remain at the FALS. A letter grade of “C” or above is required for all course work. The FALS schedule is on 2 shifts. The morning shift is 8:00 a.m.-12:00p.m. and the afternoon shift is 11:00a.m.-3:00p.m. School transportation is available for rural students. The FALS has a full kitchen in the lower level of the school. Students may prepare food or snacks and eat while studying, provided this does not become a distraction. The students have a great deal of liberty at the FALS, but are also held accountable for using these liberties responsibly.


History

The Oconto Falls Alternative Learning Site opened its doors on December 14, 1998. The FALS is located in the old Cook Library in the city of Oconto Falls. The interior was renovated by former students and is now a large open classroom. The FALS is fully equipped with the latest technology allowing student every accommodation to achieve their high school diploma. The typical FALS student is credit deficient yet still desires to achieve a diploma. Students work on a self-paced curriculum specifically designed to meet their individual learning style. The long list of FALS graduates demonstrates a need for this service in the quest for academic success.


Policy

FALS Student Regulations/Handbook

FALS Charter


Location

FALS – Falls Alternative Learning Site
320 E. Central Ave
Oconto Falls, WI 54154
Phone (920) 848-4455