Why Academy of Whole Learning

An accredited and nationally acclaimed School of Excellence, Academy of Whole Learning is the only private school in the state that is specifically designed for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or related learning differences.  Offering a complete school program, we help our students succeed in a positive and unique educational environment that understands and supports their neurological, physical, social and emotional needs. Our expertly-trained staff provides a multi-sensory, hands-on learning experience that gives students the opportunity to truly enjoy learning. Each of our students receive an individually planned education, customized to each student’s current developmental level and individual learning needs.  Our curriculum is based on Common Core State Standards, but is taught at their instructional level.  Using small class sizes (8-10 students) and a blended teaching model, we also teach essential life skills, and social awareness and interaction. Most importantly, students at Academy of Whole Learning enjoy meaningful membership in our school community.  Our students experience a safe, supportive learning environment where they feel physically and emotionally secure.   Together, our students are engaged and motivated to learn and grow.  Our integrated program is a journey that enables our students – who may have struggled in traditional environments – to become confident, independent, self-advocates who are prepared for their next steps in life.

Words From Wyayn

  • DysgraphiaOctober 18, 2017 - 7:39 am

    By: Wyayn Rasmussen October is National Learning Disabilities Awareness Month  The most common learning disabilities are dyslexia (reading), dyscalculia (math) and dysgraphia (writing). Read below for more information on dyscalculia.  Dyscalculia is a learning issue that affects kids’ ability to do math. It doesn’t just impact them at school. Dyscalculia can create difficulties in daily […]


"Karla is the definition of a team player. So far in 2018, we have hired 14 new incredible staff and we have Karla to thank for that. She is such a joy to work with and her sense of humor never fails to make people smile. AOWL is a better place because of Karla. THANK YOU!!"

Congrats Ms. Courtney! Your co-workers have chosen you as the Employee of the week! We hope you enjoy the reserved parking spot this week and thank you for all that you do.

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The wonderful staff at Abbott Northwestern Hospital already make a difference in peoples lives every day, but they are an example of a company that goes above and beyond. The Cardiovascular Services Unit so generously collected and donated school supplies for our students!

Just like many of you, Annie Owl has been having a pretty epic summer. Chilaxin' on the lake, catchin' those sunny rays, sippin' lemonade, there's not much to complain about. Except, one thing has been missing. Her AOWL friends! But, this morning she realized something awesome...

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