WAPS Online Academy: A K-12 online learning program provided by Winona Area Public Schools


The WAPS Online Academy is ready to launch for the 2021-22 school year.

The WAPS Online Academy is a free comprehensive online learning program offered through Winona Area Public Schools. The WAPS Online Academy will provide a personalized online learning environment that values student engagement and offers rigorous learning experiences that lead to high levels of student success. 

The program has received provisional approval from the Minnesota Department of Education for the first semester, but WAPS has a transition plan for making this a permanent option for its students. The district will partner with Edgenuity, an online learning provider, to build the curriculum. Both Edgenuity teachers and WAPS Online Academy staff will deliver instruction and support students.

At this time, the WAPS Online Academy is the only alternative to traditional in-person instruction for the 2021-22 school year. Students who register for the WAPS Online Academy will be asked to do so for the entire semester. 


Jolene Danca


Melanie Anderson

WAPS Online Academy, K-5 Teacher

Jill Nysse

WAPS Online Academy, 6-12 Teacher

Q and A

Here is a list of questions asked by our families and students. If you don't see your question answered here, we could still be gathering information. Feel free to email Communications Coordinator John Casper with any concerns: john.casper@winona.k12.mn.us.

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What is the program like?

This is a general overview of the Edgenuity platform, which will be utilized this school year by the WAPS Online Academy. More information specific to Winona Area Public Schools students and their families will be coming.