Keep in mind that the requirements listed in the left-hand column are minimum graduation requirements. The more academically challenging a student’s course of study is, the more choices the student will have upon graduation. It is essential that students, with their parents, check the entrance requirements for the college the student plans to attend to make sure their high school plans meet those requirements.
Students planning on continuing their education in a vocational or technical school setting should consider taking additional credits in math, science, business or technical education. Well-prepared pre-college students should acquire additional credits in math, science and foreign language. Due to increasing academic competition, a high grade point average is extremely helpful. For the highest-level post-secondary institutions, two to four years of a foreign language and advanced study in math and science are essential.
The student to teacher ratio is low. In this way teachers will be better able to address the individual needs of each student. Smaller, faith-based high schools like Wolf River are flexible in scheduling and provide for each student to participate in a wide variety of campus life and extra-curricular activitiere.
WRLHS has partnered with Concordia University Wisconsin to offer college credit classes to our high school students. Students must attend WRLHS for a semester before entering the program and carry a GPA of 3.0 or higher. For more information about the program go to www.online.cuw.edu/dualcredit or contact your guidance counselor.
Youth Apprenticeship Program
Wisconsin's Youth Apprenticeship program is a part of a statewide School-to-Work initiative. It is designed for high school students who want hands on learning in an occupational area at a worksite along with classroom instruction. This one or two year elective program combines academic and technical instruction with mentored on-the-job learning.
The Youth Apprenticeship Program is managed by different consortiums and its availability differs by school district. For more information, please see your high school counselor or contact your local Youth Apprenticeship consortium.
Youth Apprenticeship offers several career programs to pursue. The options may vary depending on the offerings for your local area. The classes are offered in 10 basic program areas listed below. Click on the column headings for further class detail.
Youth Apprenticeship Program Areas
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Architecture & Construction
Art, A/V Technology & Communications
Hospitality & Tourism
Science, Tech, Engineering & Math (STEM)
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
PE—games, specialized activities
Anatomy and Physiology (Independent)
Intro to Agriculture
Work Release for Senior (checking about credit)
Track and Field
Clubs or Groups
Christian Doctrine Comparative
Personal Finance (required)
Work Studies or Course Offerings
Renowned for its distinctive Lutheran Christian values, rigorous academics, assisting students
in the pursuit of their individual life goals, and a positive atmosphere.
Wolf River Lutheran High School
W7467 River Bend Rd
Shawano, WI 54166
Wolf River Lutheran High School believes that education is a partnership between parents, teachers, and students. The following are recommendations, and can be considered best practices, in establishing a foundation for future academic success.
Time management skills are necessary for productive and successful people. Successful students manage their time wisely during the day and evening, fulfilling the demands of a challenging academic program and at the same time having adequate time for recreation and sleep.
From Where Do Our Students Come?
Our students come from all over northcentral Wisconsin. They come from about 20-25 radius of Shawano, WI. Ten Association congregations and four Lutheran elementary schools enroll some of their children at Wolf River Lutheran High School.
Association Congregations include:
Christ Lutheran Church – Hintz
St. John Lutheran Church – Hayes St. John Lutheran School
Faith United Lutheran Church – Pulcifer
St. Paul Lutheran Church – Bonduel St. Paul Lutheran School
Immanuel Lutheran Church – Cecil
St. Paul Lutheran Church – Bowler
St. Paul Lutheran Church – Stony Hill/Shawano
St. James Lutheran Church – Shawano St. James Lutheran School
Zion Lutheran Church – Zachow
St. Jakobi Lutheran Church – Shawano
St. Martin Lutheran School, Clintonville
The current students come from a variety of schools:
St. John Lutheran School, Hayes
St. Paul Lutheran School, Bonduel
St. James Lutheran School, Shawano
St. Martin Lutheran School, Clintonville
Christ the King in Sebewaing, MI (family moved to Shawano)
Grace Christian Academy, Pulaski
Gresham Middle School, Gresham
Shawano Middle School, Shawano
Clintonville High School, Clintonville
Gresham High School, Gresham
Marion High School, Marion
While many of our students happen to be Lutheran, we certainly have many others that are from different Christian denominations, schools (private, public, and home school) and cultures allowing Wolf River to provide a wonderful atmosphere to learn and grow. We are truly a regional high school providing the strong educational community of faith of which family’s desire.
Visit us today to give your son or daughter a chance to benefit in their educational journey in a small, yet challenging Lutheran Christian high school.