Tara Jaeger
Director of Teaching and Learning
920.324.9341, Ext. 2105

Linda Meagher
Teaching and Learning Administrative Assistant
4K Secretary
920.324.9341, Ext. 2117

Wisconsin Guiding Principles for Teaching and Learning

The guiding principles inform and design the implementation of the academic standards, inform what happens in the classroom, remind us of our own expectations for students, and focuses the vision of each child as a graduate ready for college, career and life.

The Guiding Principles:

  1. Every student has the right to learn

  2. Instruction must be rigorous and relevant

  3. Purposeful assessment drives instruction and affects learning

  4. Learning is a collaborative responsibility

  5. Students bring strengths and experiences to learning

  6. Responsive environments engage learners

Wisconsin's Guiding Principles for Teaching and Learning (1-pager)

Wisconsin's Guiding Principles for Teaching and Learning (full document)


Education standards provide consistency and continuity to help ensure that content builds from one grade level to the next.  They provide the foundation for student learning.  The Waupun Area School District has adopted the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics, the Next Generation Science Standards, and Wisconsin Model Academic Standards for Social Studies.  Depending on the student's needs, the standard may be expanded to deliver the rigor that is appropriate.  You may view the standards, by clicking on the following standards.

Updated: 1-25-22

Board Approved: 7-26-21