Northern Waters features a combination of student-directed and teacher-initiated projects.  Students are engaged in real-world projects that make a difference in their community. 


Click on the "project process" link under academics to view the process students will follow when working on student- directed projects. Click on the "sample project" link to view an example of a teacher-initiated project.


At Northern Waters, experiences enhance student learning. Students apply their knowledge outside the four walls of the classroom through projects and learning experiences that explore Hayward’s community and natural environment. 


Click on the "field program" link under academics to learn more.


Academic rigor is a key component of Northern Waters. Students have daily opportunities to engage in rigorous learning experiences in all of the core subjects to prepare them for success in high school and beyond while being productive members of the greater community.  


Like all schools in Wisconsin, students must meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and are responsible for learning the Wisconsin  Academic Standards.