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Enrich, Excel, Achieve
EEA Learning Academy

Fax: 715-845-2913

2607 North 18th Street
Wausau WI 54403

Dr. Shannon Young
Principal/Guidance Counselor

Angela Zarnke
Administrative Assistant

EEA School Counselor 
Heather Rasmussen

EEA Social Worker 
Sarah Nilles

Mental Health Resources

The Marathon County School-Based Counseling Consortium comprises of nonprofit and
for-profit mental health clinics, public school districts, and community organizations. Consortium counseling agencies are able to provide on-site mental health counseling to students in
all Marathon County
public schools. 

If you would like to refer your child for school-based counseling or would like more information, please complete the form to the left and a representative from your child's school will
contact you.

Virtual/on-site licensed mental health therapists from Bridge Community Health Clinic are accessible at Enrich, Excel, Achieve (EEA) Learning Academy Charter School. Services are billed through the family's insurance, but don't let cost prevent care; financial help is available. 

Barbie Bunnell, Bridge Community Health Clinic

To make a referral, please email Principal Shannon Young or call 715-261-0636

Good mental health is a state of balance in our thoughts, emotions, & behaviors. These signs may indicate that mental health therapy is right for your child:

  • Isolated
  • Low motivation
  • Sudden changes in behavior/dress/friendships, eating and sleeping habits
  • Anger, irritability, outbursts or irrational behavior that is out of character
  • Sudden drop in grades
  • Evidence of self-harm or suicidal comments
  • Impulsivity
  • Sadness that does not seem to go away
  • High level of fear/worry/anxiety that go beyond what is typical for their developmental age
  • Increased negative behaviors
  • Poor hygiene
  • Chronic peer/social issues
  • Vomiting unrelated to illness
  • Difficulty with concentration & attention, problems with short-term memory

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

The Wausau School District is adopting the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework to create positive learning climates in all our schools.  PBIS is a way of clearly stating behavioral expectations and acknowledging when students meet those expectations.  We have a PBIS core team who has worked to develop how this will look in our school. 

Our school’s core values use the acronym PRIDE:


The school expectations are as follows:

  • EEA students and staff will be prepared for all planned activities.
  • EEA students and staff will treat other people and their belongings, school property and themselves with respect. 
  • EEA students and staff will show integrity by doing what is right no matter who is watching.
  • EEA students and staff will show determination by not giving up when things get tough.
  • EEA students and staff will demonstrate excellence by giving their best effort in all tasks and settings.

The PBIS work is linked clearly to the school goals.  They are as follows:

  • 75% of EEA students will average a daily completion rate of 6 graded assignments or more.
  • 75% of EEA students will meet or exceed MAP expected growth rates in Reading, Math, and Language Usage.
  • EEA will achieve a 90% average daily attendance rate.

Students are taught the specifics of these expectations (how it looks) upon enrolling.  Students are retaught as necessary based on school data.  When students do not meet these expectations, they are conferenced with.  These conferences are an opportunity for re-teaching and helping the student see what behavior is necessary in the situation.