Mission and Goals

Mission/Vision

The mission of the Howard Lake – Waverly – Winsted Alternative Learning Program is to provide a positive learning environment that recognizes diversity, instills life-long learning skills, and nurtures each individual’s unique potential, talents and self-worth.

Philosophy Statements


The goals of the HLWW ALP are…

  • To help all students meet or exceed proficiency standards in reading.
  • To help all students meet or exceed proficiency standards in mathematics.
  • To help all students meet or exceed high academic standards in communications skills.
  • To help all students meet or exceed proficiency standards in science
  • To challenge all students through a strong curriculum, post-secondary readiness programming, technology use and application, remedial assistance.
  • To meet all students’ social and emotional needs and help maximize their academic achievement.
  • To teach students to respect all individuals and themselves.
  • To provide a safe and respectful learning environment that is free from disruption and motivates students to build positive relationships and respect boundaries.
  • To teach students how to be collaborative to reduce bullying and increase positive student-to-student and student-staff relations through a programmatic approach.
  • To ensure ongoing communications through multiple forms of media and equally accessible means for parents and students.
  • To ensure that parents/guardian(s) are valued and active in student achievement and in creating and instilling    expectations for student success.
  • To provide responsible and accountable management of school resources that best meet the aims of achieving a safe and welcoming environment and high student achievement in the program.
  • To ensure that continual staff development and mentorship of staff is a means of achieving a safe and welcoming environment and high student achievement in the program.