Laurel High School is a charter school that offers an alternative educational choice for high school students in grades nine through twelve—a program that is student-designed, learner-driven and supported by a true collaborative community effort. Enrollment is open to all high school students in the Viroqua area. The typical Laurel High School student is a nontraditional learner who needs more challenge and active learning opportunities than are available in the regular high school.

Laurel High School’s overall mission is to offer self-motivated individuals new approaches to meet their academic and technical education needs; to challenge students to meet high standards of academic and social achievement and performance; to foster positive, respectful, and trusting relationships and to ensure a successful transition to life after school through firsthand experience in goal setting, job seeking, job keeping and technical college or university preparation.