Winona-area public schools end online academy after one year | Local


The Winona Area Public Schools Board, with a recommendation from the district administration, voted to conclude the district’s online learning academy.

The decision was made after a review of the cost of the academy and registrations.

District staff projected that only about 48 students would participate in the online learning option each day for the next school year.

With $839,099 needed to make the academy available according to the preliminary budget, each student would have cost the district approximately $17,481.23.

Other options that provide opportunities like the online academy will be considered and brought back to the board for presentation later this summer, according to an approved motion.

The e-learning academy was launched at WAPS in the 2021-22 academic year. The option was free for all K-12 students, even those who did not already attend the district or live in the district.

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For details on WAPS’ ​​online academy results, see the June 16 school board agenda at


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