Guiding Principles


Our students will become success oriented contributing citizens who are stewards of the environment and lifelong learners.


CLAS will educate by building relationships with students, families and community and provide opportunities to develop career readiness skills through experiential approached to curriculum and instruction.

Experiential Learning

Central Lakes Adventure School believes we learn by doing and is focused on providing an educational setting where learning through inquiry and burning questions drive the student’s natural intrinsic desire to learn and answer those questions. This will help the student as a life long learner become competent in many areas of learning.

Environmental Focus

Through hands-on, active learning opportunities, students will be challenged to strive towards environmental literacy so that they can make informed decisions about how their choices are affecting the environment and those around them. By becoming informed about the interaction between natural and social systems, students can understand the importance of being good stewards of the environment and seek a more sustainable lifestyle.


CLAS believes that relationships are important to student success and that ALL students are important and valued and we will not give up on anyone. Relationships are every where in the form of interaction, which includes interaction with nature. Therefore, we have high expectations of trust, decency, fairness, tolerance and care of people, places and our planet. Each person is expected to evaluate how their actions affect the world around them.