Leadership and Personal Development

The Schuler curriculum focuses on 11 Critical Success Factors (CSFs) recognized as crucial to academic success, leadership, and personal development.

The CSFs include communication, study skills, the ability to develop support networks, self-advocacy, and multicultural competence. Scholars open their minds to new ideas and opinions and are able to connect knowledge across multiple contexts in order to reach a deeper understanding. They are mindful of themselves and others and recognize the importance of taking responsibility for their actions and resisting peer pressure.

Leadership Camp

Schuler emphasizes leadership in the community as well as the classroom. During the summer before freshman year, all Scholars spend 10 days in the Northwoods of Wisconsin at Camp Manito-wish YMCA. The first five days of camp focus on collaborative leadership, while the next five days are spent canoeing, camping, and putting to use the skills developed during the in-camp session.

The goals of camp are to:

Scholar Training and Enrichment Program (STEP)

In addition to camp, Scholars explore topics that are essential to success in high school, college and beyond during after school programs, including: