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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a charter school?
Charter schools are public schools just like any other district in MN. These schools have an authorizing organization that applies to the State for approval. Charters are typically started by parent/guardians, teachers, non-profit groups, or even for-profit companies.
Who authorizes VCS?
Audubon Center of the North Woods. ACNW is an organization that promotes environmental learning. They have a large environmental learning center in Sandstone, MN.
What grades, number of students does VCS cover?
Grades 7 - 12 with a maximum of 75 students. 15-22 students per advisor.
Where is the school located?
1 Enterprise Drive, Tower, MN.
How do I report an excused absence?
Please call the office at 218-753-1246 to excuse your child for reasons as stated in the handbook. Absences of more than a day will require written verification (doctors note, appointment receipt, etc) in order to be excused. Minn. Stat. 260A.02 provides that a student who is absent from instruction on three or more occasions on three separate days without a valid excuse within a single year will be considered truant. At this time, parents/guardians will be notified by letter.
How will I know if school is canceled?
In the case of inclement weather or public emergency, VCS may be closed or dismissed early. In addition to VCS website, school alerts, emails, texts, and voice calls; the following media outlets will carry school cancellation announcements: Television: KBJR, WDIO

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