About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Rhinelander Environmental Stewardship School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Rhinelander Environmental Stewardship School had 10 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Wisconsin average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Rhinelander Environmental Stewardship School Reviews
RESA is one classroom of 7th and 8th graders, so it is very difficult to rate based purely on test results. The school is devoted to place-based education to study the natural and cultural resources of Northern Wisconsin. Students participate in real scientific research, write articles for a monthly newsletter and make quarterly oral or multi-media presentations, guided by a very knowledgeable teacher. The great outdoors is RESA's teacher and classroom, and students bike, hike, ski, snowshoe and canoe to reach research sites. Students are challenged in a variety of ways to study materials normally not encountered until high school, or later, such as the essays of Wisconsin native, Aldo Leopold, author of "A Sand County Almanac." My son loves this school, has made great improvements across the board in his studies, and best of all, I never have to remind him to do his homework!