W.I.N. Academy

Providing a safe, positive learning environment that empowers students and families to develop the skills needed to achieve lifelong educational success and promote personal growth while building and maintaining healthy relationships.

W.I.N. (What I Need) Academy is a learning environment focused on meeting students where they are at. We work hard to provide rigorous, relevant, and personalized learning both academically and with best practices mental health services. We have fun and love to celebrate success. Students receive academic instruction in their core subject areas, as well as 2 to 3 hours per day of mental health services. We are a state certified PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) school.

Every student’s plan is different and our goal is to provide students with the skills they will need to be successful in their home school as quickly as possible. We have committed, skillful, compassionate staff and we care about our students.

Minnewaska Area Schools staff member Kelly Quade
Kelly Quade
Education Director
W.I.N. Academy

500 John Street
Starbuck, MN 56381


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Phone: (320) 239-2257

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