McKinley Academy

McKinley Academy prepares students for their future through engaged, academic rigor & project-based field placements.

Operating as usual

[11/01/17]   McKinley Academy looks forward to our meeting w/ the Manitowoc County Homebuilders (MCHBA) this morning. A partnership in support of students & our community.

[09/05/17]   The McKinley staff look forward to meeting & building relationships w/ our #engaged-hopeful-kind students. #EHK

[06/12/17]   Our summer program begins tomorrow!

[06/12/17]   A huge thank you to all our parents, board members, community partners, local organizations, and staff who contributed and/or supported countless valuable experiences for our students this school year. We are forever grateful!


Here's a glimpse of our awesome night. See more photos at


Congratulations Class of 2017!


All warmed up and ready for the real thing! Celebrating Christina, Kyla, Jazmine, Aaron, Zane, Collin, Kameron, and Emma tonight! Graduation, 7:00 p.m.

[06/01/17]   Tonight we celebrate the class of 2017! Can't wait to honor these cool kids! 04/17/2017

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Another opportunity for parents in our community. 03/20/2017

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A message to former students from Ms. Lee...

[03/17/17]   McKinley Academy Board of Directors welcomes new board member, Matt Kadow. Kadow is the Education Program Coordinator at Wisconsin Maritime Museum and has a background in education. Welcome Matt!

[03/16/17]   Two weeks into the trimester and there's so much going on...
Using math to build an organ out of PVC pipes with Mr. Stachovak and more hands-on math challenges with Ms. G! Exploring world cultures with Ms. Wagner. while Ms. H and Ms. G have some great, practical lessons in store for our Financial Literacy class. Well dressed young professionals trying their hand at business communications in Ms. Backman’s room. And lot of instructables of interest with Mr. Noe!


College Preview Night

Mark your calendar! LTC's College Preview Night is March 14.

Don’t miss this opportunity to:
Get an up-close look at LTC’s high-tech, hands-on learning environment. Find out about LTC's new, part-time evening and 100% online programs. Learn how financial aid can help you pay for college. Explore their credit for prior learning program to find out how your prior experience can get you closer to a degree Program Tours 4:30PM, 5:30PM, 6:30PMMoney for College Presentations 5:00PM & 6:00PM 03/03/2017

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Free parenting class in our community for those struggling with addiction and the child welfare system. Check it out:

[02/28/17]   11th graders taking the ACT today!

[02/23/17]   Conferences today, starting at 1:00 p.m.; students dismissed at 11:30. Haven't scheduled your conferences yet? No problem! Call now (686-4700), or just come when you can and we will get you in!

[02/20/17]   Go ahead kids, sleep in tomorrow. No school (staff development day). Our teachers will be busy learning and growing so you can too!

[02/19/17]   Parent-Teacher Conferences are this Thursday, 1:00-7:00 p.m. Parents, please call us, 686-4700, to schedule your conferences! Our teachers want to talk with you about the great things we see in your son/daughter and how we can work together to help him/her thrive. 02/09/2017

Narenwich | National At-Risk Education Network

While our students rest and play today, our teachers are learning, growing, & networking through a combination of conference and regional site visits. is a private, non-sectarian, non-profit educational agency dedicated to both promoting the success of at-risk youth in our schools, and supporting the educators who work on their behalf.

[01/16/17]   MPSD schools are closing 2 hours early today. McKinley Academy will dismiss at 1:00 p.m.

[12/23/16]   Happy Holidays to our families!
Parents, thank you for the gift of trusting us with your children. Every day we get to grow with them. Every day they give us new opportunities to see different perspectives, to understand, to love, and to build trust. Every day they help us become better people!


Ms. Backman and Mr. Goldbach know how to not only warm our hearts, but fill our warm our bellies as well! Hot cider and hot chocolate to start the day!


Thank you Nurse Jenny Hinz and our area Lions Club for your vision screening service for our students!


Bundle up...It's cold out there this morning!

[12/09/16]   Go back to bed kiddos; no school today. Our teachers are busy learning while you sleep, eat and play today so we can grow with you and for you!


Togetherhood™ – Community-led Service at the Y [full version]

McKinley Academy students recently participated in the Y Togetherhood program as part of the YMCA community outreach program to help other non-profit organizations in the community.

Thanks Mr. Stachovak and the YMCA for helping make this volunteer opportunity (painting at The Crossing's new house) available to our students.

Here’s a short video about the Togetherhood program.

What if everyone in your town was invested in strengthening the community? What would that look like? How would it feel? During a presentation co-delivered w...

[11/28/16]   Hope all of our families had an enjoyable Thanksgiving! We're excited for this week's change in class schedules...we'll be digging into everything from engineering to mythology to the psychology of superheros...and more! 11/08/2016

What is CWRA+?

McKinley Academy 9th grade students are taking the CWRA+ today! CWRA+ is an innovative assessment designed explicitly for the twenty-first-century student. Unlike many standardized tests, which measure students' abilities to memorize numbers, dates, and facts, CWRA+ measures critical-thinking and written-communication skills (such as analysis and problem solving...

[10/20/16]   Parent teacher conferences today 1:00-7:00 p.m.
Dismissal is at 11:30.
Haven't scheduled your conference yet? It's not too late! Call us at 686-4700.

[10/14/16]   Our October news is going out today. Watch your mailbox!

[10/13/16]   Parents/Guardians, one week from today is parent teacher conferences. Call school to schedule yours. We'd love to talk to you!

[09/27/16]   Missed picture day? Make-ups are scheduled!
Picture make-up day is October 25. Mark your calendar!

[09/13/16]   Picture day tomorrow. Start primpin'!

[09/01/16]   Welcome Dylan, Katie, Tony, Noah, Kyle, Clayton, Taylor, EJ, Kaylee, Jillian, Michaela, and Ana! We're thrilled to have you with us this year!

[08/31/16]   Looking forward to spending the day with our new students tomorrow! Returning students, enjoy one more day of sleeping in!

Videos (show all)

Meet Mr. Goldbach
The Bike Works!
Meet Ms. Backman!
Kicking off the year by looking back, but moving forward





1010 Huron St
Manitowoc, WI

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 3:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 3:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 3:30pm
Thursday 8am - 3:30pm
Friday 8am - 3:30pm
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