ASCD’s Whole Child Initiative

In 2011, the UW Lab School was selected to be celebrated and featured on ASCD’s Whole Child Initiative Interactive Map. ASCD ( is a nonprofit, worldwide education organization. Their Whole Child Initiative is centered around the belief that each child, in every school and community, deserves to be healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. The demands of the 21st century require a new approach to education and students’ comprehensive needs must be met in order to ensure that our youth are fully prepared for college, career, and citizenship. This belief includes the shared responsibility of not only students and their families, but also their schools and communities. The Lab School and all of Laramie’s schools are fortunate that Albany County School District #1 and the entire Laramie community share this vision.