• No Bells. No Classrooms.
    No Limits.

    At VNS, Students Individualize Their Education.

    We’re Opening Doors
    by Opening Minds.

  • Memorize a Bunch
    of Facts? No Way.

    Our Students Learn
    How to Learn.

    At VNS, We Value Process
    as Much as Products.

  • Voice. Choice. 
    Meaningful relationships.

    That Leads to Engaged 

    And Engagement Leads 
    to Achievement.


We welcome students in grades 7-12 throughout the Appleton area and surrounding school districts.


As a lab school, our staff and students help others to develop cutting-edge learning communities.


We do learning differently by encouraging students to investigate their passions through in-depth research projects.


We cultivate long-term relationships with our students as well as connect them to the larger community.

  • With no more than 68 students in the entire school,
    individuals get the personal attention they need to thrive.

  • On standardized tests, our students consistently score at or above
    their traditionally educated peers.

  • 93% of our students are accepted into their first choice of colleges.


Our Students are Ready



The Appleton Area School District does not discriminate against students on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or physical, cognitive, emotional or learning disability in its education programs or activities.

El Distrito Escolar de Appleton no discrimina a los estudiantes con motivo de sexo, raza, color, religión, lugar de origen, ascendencia, credo, gravidez, estado civil o de paternidad, orientación sexual, identidad o expresión de género o incapacidad física, mental, emocional, o de aprendizaje o minusvalía en los programas educacionales o actividades.

Tsev kawm ntawv hauv Appleton tsis cais tawm menyuam kawm ntawv los ntawm qhov yog poj niam los txiv neej, haiv neeg, cev nqaij daim tawv txawv, kev teev hawm, keeb tiv ntawm haiv neeg, poj koob yawm txwv, kev ntseeg, lub cev tsis tab seeb, muaj txij nkawm los yog leej niam leej txiv, hloov lub cev poj niam mus ua txiv neej hloov txiv neej lub cev mus ua poj niam, tus yam ntxwv poj niam los txiv neej, hais lus coj li poj niam los txiv neej los yog cev nqaij daim tawv, lub hlwb kev xav, tus xeeb ceem kev xav los yog muaj qhov ua rau kawm tsis tau ntawv nyob rau cov khoo ka kawm ntawv los yog tej kev ua ub ua no.


No qualified person with a disability will, because the District’s facilities are inaccessible to or unusable by persons with disabilities, be denied the benefits of, be excluded from participation in, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity to which Section 504/ADA applies. As to facilities, the District will conduct its programs or activities so that, when viewed in their entirety, they are readily accessible to disabled persons. To the extent a program or activity is now held in an inaccessible location, it will be moved to an accessible location upon request. Questions can be directed to: Steve DeMay, Advisor (demaysteven@aasd.k12.wi.us, 920-993-7037).

A ninguna persona considerada minusválida le serán negados los servicios, o será excluida de participar, o sufrirá ninguna otra clase de discriminación por razones de la inaccesibilidad o imposibilidad de uso de los servicios del Distrito, en ningún programa o actividad donde se aplica la Sección 504/ADA. Con referencia a dichos servicios, el Distrito llevará a cabo sus programas y actividades de manera que, consideradas en su totalidad, sean fácilmente accesibles por personas minusválidas. En el caso que un programa o actividad tenga lugar en un lugar inaccesible, será relocalizado a un lugar accesible, si así se solicita. Si se tienen preguntas, favor de dirigirse a: Steve DeMay, Advisor (demaysteven@aasd.k12.wi.us, 920-993-7037).

Tsis muaj ib tug neeg twg uas tsim nyog tau txais kev kawm uas muaj qhov xiam oob khab muaj lub peev xwm, vim rau qhov tsev kawm ntawv cov chaw ua rau cov neeg xiam oob hkab mus tsis tau rau thiab siv tsis tau, los yeej tsis pub kom muaj qhov tsis tau txais cov kev pab, tsis pub kom muab cais tawm, los yog raug muab cais tawm ntawm khoo ka los yog tej kev ua ub ua no raws li txoj cai nyob rau ntawm Section 504/ADA muab los siv. Hais txog ntawm tej chaw, tsev kawm ntawv yuav ua kom tsev kawm ntawv cov khoo ka los yog tej uas yuav ua yog thaum muab saib thoob plaws txhua yam mas tej chaw ntawd yuav tsum zoo rau cov neeg muaj qhov xiam oob khab mus tau thiab siv tau. Yog thaum uas qhov khoo ka los yog tej uas yuav ua ntawd nyob rau ib qho chaws uas tus xiam oob khab must sis tau siv tsis tau, ces yuav tau muab hloov mus rau qhov chaw uas mus tau thiab siv tau yog thaum xav thov kom muab hloov chaw. Muaj lus nug hu tau rau: Steve DeMay, Advisor (demaysteven@aasd.k12.wi.us, 920-993-7037).