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Washburn Rural Alternative High School
WRAHS was established in the fall of 1997 after three years of extensive research of alternative high schools in the United States. The school is a reflection of the philosophy that recognizes the fact that one system of education does not benefit all students. It is based upon the belief that there are many ways to educate students and that there are many types of environments in which that can occur. The school is founded upon four basic beliefs:
All courses at WRAHS are aligned with the main school courses and satisfy all the graduation requirements of USD 437. Courses at WRAHS are offered every three weeks for a total of 12 units of study per year. Offering the courses in smaller increments allows for greater flexibility and creativity on the part of the faculty and staff, allows the students to get the specific courses they need in order to graduate, and is a way to offer more immediate feedback and reinforcement to the students on how they are doing academically.
Students attending WRAHS are required to meet the same graduation requirements as students attending the main school. Additionally, WRAHS students must complete 20 hours of community service at a non-profit organization and be certified in CPR and First Aide. Students completing the required credits and the additional WRAHS requirements receive a diploma from the main school and are given the opportunity to graduate in the same ceremony in May.
Please feel free to browse our website or contact us for information about WRAHS at 339.4900.
WRAHS - The school of Intelligence, Integrity, and Discipline.
As per district policy, all exterior doors are locked at the start of the school day. Visitors must enter through the front exterior doors, pass through the main office, and are required to check-in and wear a visitor's badge while on the property. In addition, many security cameras exist throughout the premises, and Student Resource Officers (SROs) are on site.