Information and applications are available at Waadookodaading, located in the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School. Families interested in enrolling their children at Waadookodaading may call our office at (715) 634-8924 x1283.
Children are generally eligible to enroll in Kindergarten only. Unless a child meets language proficiency requirements as established by the Board, children are not accepted into older grades. Enrollment is limited by available classroom space and the number of teachers employed by the school. Each class has a capacity of 12 students. Waadookodaading is striving to maintain a maximum student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1 to assure quality education and maximize the Ojibwe language acquisition of our students
Waadookodaading establishes an enrollment process and utilizes public media to inform the community. Attendance and participation is mandatory for families of potential students:
All families of potential students are required to attend and participate fully in the enrollment process. Children in the custody of a Waadookodaading staff member are given first priority for enrollment. Siblings of current students have second priority for enrollment (siblings as defined by tribal law). Children of WOLI board members will have third priority for enrollment. Students who are tribally enrolled have fourth priority for enrollment.
Parents/caregivers wishing to enroll a student / transfer after the normal enrollment period for a valid reason as determined by the Board, the Parents/caregivers may do so if there is classroom space and staff available and the student meets other requirements such as language proficiency or other requirements as otherwise set by the Board.
Waadookodaading is an Ojibwe medium language school located on the LCO K12 campus as part of the BIE schools.
Academic content is taught through the Ojibwe language and students graduate with high levels of Ojibwe proficiency. The school curriculum is aligned with state and federal content standards but taught through Ojibwe traditional knowledge, values and ways of being. Much instruction occurs outside the classroom — in nearby woodlands, according to the seasons –in fall, wild ricing activities, and in spring, maple sugaring activities, and many others. In the context of purposeful activities, students learn Ojibwe through culturally and environmentally responsive, sustaining, and revitalizing activities that interweave science, history, culture, language, and land and waters stewardship.
There are 59 students in grades K-8.
English Language Arts begins at 4th grade and is taught by an English Language Arts Teacher.
A long-term commitment is essential for children to experience the great benefits an immersion education yields. Parents can support their child in these ways:
Attend an open house for Kindergarten. Late enrollment is only allowed if students can demonstrate grade level proficiency.
For your convenience, documents for Waadookodaading are listed in a central location. You can find them here:
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