"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid" ~ Albert Einstein.

At EEA, we feel that many times in education, we measure our students' abilities in this type of misdirected manner. As a consequence, students do not learn to celebrate and rely on their strengths or recognize their own ability to learn. It is our hope that the students at EEA learn that there are great things about being a fish. It is also our hope that our fish become salmon with the strength to swim upstream and to make a difference for the people they love and for the world.


The Excel, Enrich, Achieve (EEA) Learning Academy is a resource in the Wausau Public Schools, for students who have not found success in a traditional setting. If your student could benefit from an alternative, more individualized form of learning, we invite you to look into our program and explore the opportunities we can offer you and your child.

For more information, please call us at (715)261-0636.

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Our Mission

Promote student success by providing a learner-centered education built on the formation of trusting relationships.

Vision Statement

Students and families connected to success.


 EEA is designed to achieve the following:

         - Maintain student progress from 6th - 12th grade

        - Help students to follow paths that emphasize their strengths

        - Set up a program of study that is intense, accelerated, and purposeful

        - Individualize learning for student success

        - Involve the students in real-life experiences to create purposeful learning

        - Work in collaboration with parents, family members, guardians and the student to create the best possible outcome for    each child

        - Offer each child opportunities for success

        - Focus on maintaining credit levels at, or above, expectations for grade level



Upcoming Events and News


Announcements for February and March!

Days off for PBIS Training - EEA will NOT have school on February 25th due to special teacher training. Any students enrolled in East classes are still required to attend those classes.

Family Night - Due to incliment weather, we will be combining our February and March Family Nights. We will have our Parent-Teacher Conferences on the 13th of March with appointments available throughout the day. Your child's adviser will be in contact with you to schedule your conference. We look forward to meeting with you!

EEA PBIS Goals To have 75% of our students meet their improvement goals for the Maps tests. To achieve 90% attendance in our daily attendance, and to have 75% of our kids get 6 graded assignments or more.

Seminar Days - Seminar days for this month and next are February 21-23rd and March 24-26th. These are full days that provide intense education for our students in areas of interest or need. Please see our handbook for more information. The hours for these days extend to 3:30 pm.

Happy Spring (if it ever comes)! - Our Spring Break this year is from March 31st to April 4th. We will begin classes April 7th which is the start of the 4th quarter.

Dells of the Eau Claire Trip - Our annual Dells of the Eau Claire Winter Fun Trip has been cancelled due to frigid weather. It will be moved to a warmer day in March. We are planning on March 13th unless the Ice Age continues too far into March.


Contact Information

Contact Information


715-261-0636 or 715-261-0630



Postal address

2607 N 18th St Wausau, WI  54403

Entrance on the East Wing of Wausau East High School

Electronic e-mail addresses

Secretary:   Peggy Francour


Principal/Counselor:   Shannon Young


Teacher:   Cindy Bodenheimer


Teacher:    Lah Thao


Teacher:    Ben Kessler


Teacher:    Robert Karl


Teacher:    Heather Van Sleet


Teacher:    Carol Lukens


Teacher:    Kayla Griffith


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