School History

Enrich Excel Achieve Learning Academy began as New Horizons Charter School in 2005 with the goal of reaching middle school students who were failing in the traditional setting.  The school had a total of nine students, a teacher, an AmeriCorps worker and a paraprofessional.

In its second year, New Horizons grew to an enrollment of 25 with two full time teachers, a paraprofessional and one  AmeriCorps worker.  New Horizons also expanded to grade 9 due to parent request.

In 2007, New Horizons split into two schools, a middle school and high school. The high school was called the Enrich Excel Achieve Learning Academy, and it started its first year with 30 students in 9th and 10th grade. New Horizons began focusing on students in 6th through 8th grade and moved to a different building to accommodate more students. Each school had two teachers, one paraprofessional and one AmeriCorps worker. 

In 2009, EEA Learning Academy graduated its first student.

2009-2010 EEA had its first full class of graduates. Five of the seventeen seniors who graduated also participated in Youth Options, a program that pays for up to 18 credits at the local University or Technical College.

During the 2010-2011 school year, EEA and New Horizons combined under the EEA name and moved into its new location on the second level of Wausau East High School. EEA graduated a small class of two seniors. This was a transition year for our school as our student body grew and we combined all our students students in grades 6-12 in one building. We also had to get used to our new location and Apex, our new core curriculum.

Currently, EEA Learning Academy serves a maximum of 80 students in grades 6-12. We are housed on the first floor of East High School in the C wing. We offer our Apex core curriculum which is fully differentiated to each student's needs, several hands-on classes, and a full array of intervention classes. For more information about our curriculum, please see the Our Curriculum tab on the left of this page.