Wolverine Academy is an innovative, online school being made available by Polk County Schools. Enrolling in Wolverine Academy provides families with a free, high quality alternative for online learning in grades K-12. Wolverine Academy will be staffed with Polk County teachers and administrators who have shown continued excellence in providing high quality instruction. Students should expect rigorous coursework and support from teachers in Polk County.
How Online Education Works at Wolverine Academy
Wolverine Academy will offer classes and instructional services for all grade levels in both online and remote formats, with resources and access to local Polk County teachers. For those without reliable internet access, Wolverine Academy will be providing paper and pencil materials and lessons with one of our outstanding Polk County teachers giving support via telephone or in-person meetings. Those with ample online access can participate in virtual coursework, lessons, and receive resources with one of our Polk County teachers leading instruction and supporting students.
Frequently asked questions
Wolverine Academy is available for all Polk County students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.
Attending Wolverine Academy is free to all students living in Polk County.
Yes, homeschool students may be enrolled in Wolverine Academy to access the online instructional materials.
Visit our How to Enroll section for information on enrolling your student in Wolverine Academy
No, any student living in Polk County can attend Wolverine Academy.
When enrolling a student in Wolverine Academy, parents will be asked to identify a Learning Partner for each student. The Learning Partner is the person responsible for ensuring the student logs onto the course at the appropriate time and helps the student navigate through the online content.
First priority will be given to students living in Polk County. If space is available, we will consider enrolling students from outside Polk County. The Board of Education has the option of charging tuition for students living outside Polk County.
The K–8 program is self-paced and flexible within the parameters specified by state law. The high school program is a combination of self-paced work and scheduled lessons and activities.
When students enroll in Wolverine Academy, it is expected that they will attend for at least 1 semester. This means students enrolling in the Fall are expected to attend Wolverine Academy through the middle of January 2021. At the semester break, students can transfer to another Polk County school.
Wolverine Academy is designed to be a permanent online learning environment for students.
Remote Learning is Polk County Schools’ attempt to maintain instruction for students while schools are temporarily closed as a Covid-19 precaution.
Depending on a child’s IEP, we can tailor our curriculum to meet his or her needs. To discuss your child’s needs with us, please contact our office, and we will put you in touch with our special education team.
Elementary school students will be taking year-long courses.
Middle school students will be taking year-long course for English, Math, Science & Social Studies. Other courses will be either 6 weeks or 18 weeks long.
High school students will be taking semester long courses.
Teachers work closely with students to help pace the curriculum to meet the student’s goals for advancement.
Students enrolled in Wolverine Academy will be taught by Polk County teachers. We believe it is very important that our students have local teachers to support their learning. Polk County has a strong tradition of providing high quality instruction and helping students succeed.
No. All courses are self-paced, and can be taken on your schedule. The course timing, however, follows the grading requirement deadlines.
If you have any questions or would like to get in touch with us to learn more about the Wolverine Academy, please feel free to write or call.