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High School 9-12

​The high school was first occupied by students in February of 2002.  In addition to housing kindergarten through twelfth grade students, our building also contains a spacious library which is available to all grade levels. The District’s multi-use facility, with its modern theater and large gymnasium, offers a state-of-the-art arena for school and community services and affairs. The high school went to 1 to 1 computer access during the COVID pandemic to accommodate for the remote learning needs of the students. It has remained 1 to 1 since that time. The school also has wireless access throughout the building.
Opening and closing ceremonies, featuring the Lakota drum group and Lakota Language review, are held weekly. Quarterly awards ceremonies are held to recognize student achievement and perfect attendance. The end of the year honoring Wacipi is well attended and educational. Veteran programs, dances, and different types of cultural programs, are events that are being integrated into the classrooms.
The high school recognizes the importance of parental involvement with the operation of the school. By working together, the quality of the educational programs will improve. The school works to foster mutual respect and confidence between parents and the district and an atmosphere of openness and honesty.
Many of the High School courses are taught through the DDN video conferencing services through Northern State University. These courses were first implemented during the 2017-2018 school year. We also offer technical classes through North West Area Schools and each semester a new class is offered.
High School Documents
Karyl Knudson
Karyl Knudson
K-12 Principal

12250 SD HWY 1806
Wakpala, SD 57658

Telephone: 605-845-3040​
Fax: 605-845-7244
Email: [email protected]