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.

 Special Recommendations

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.

Dual Credit

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 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
Health Sciences
Hospitality & Tourism
Information Technology
Science, Tech, Engineering & Math (STEM)
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Physical Education:
P.E.—low impact
PE—games, specialized activities
Anatomy and Physiology (Independent)

Fine Arts:

Life Skills
Intro to Agriculture
Woodshop 1
Woodshop 2
Work Release for Senior (checking about credit)

Sports Offered
Trap Shooting
Women’s Basketball
Men’s Basketball
Track and Field

Clubs or Groups
Guitar Club
Chess Club
Student Council
Yearbook Committee
Visiting Team


Curriculum Offered

New Testament
Old Testament
Christian Doctrine Comparative
Religions (CDCR)
Senior Religion

British Literature
American Literature
World Literature
Freshman Literature
Freshman 101(required)

Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Personal Finance (required)

Earth Science
Physical Science

Social Studies:
American History
World History
World Geography

Foreign Language:
Spanish 1
Spanish 2

Spanish 3

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.

Graduation Requirements


Wolf River Lutheran High School

W7467 River Bend Rd
Shawano, WI 54166
(715) 745-2400

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.

Study Habits
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.

Class Sizes

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.