COVID-19 Closure
COVID-19 ClosureAll schools will be closed for the duration of the public health emergency, as stated by Governor Evers. 
Updates can be found at:

For At-Home Learning Resources, Checklists and resources, go to:
  • (715) 852-6900

News & Announcements

  • Mental Health Awareness

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month  

    School-based mental health can increase service access for kids in Wisconsin. To learn more about this in the ECASD talk to your child’s school counselor. Learn about resources in our community here:



  • WIC Program
    Eau Claire City-County WIC Program 
    Looking for additional food assistance during these challenging times? Go to WIC Program to learn more about the Women, Infants and Children program. 
  • Message from Principal Pete Riley
    Hello McKinley families, students and supporters.  I want to start by hoping everyone is healthy and staying safe as much as possible.  Your commitment for the safety of your children and families is the most important thing you can do right now.  This week we are continuing to reach out to students and families to connect, answer questions and be sure everyone has the necessary access to engage in learning and conversation.  As for what we know right now, per the Governor’s extended Safe at Home order, the schools will be closed until April 24th .  Until that order is lifted, McKinley staff will continue to communicate and provide instruction from a distance.  Recently we received some recommendations from the district about estimated times students should be engaged is studies each week.  For High Schoolers is recommended they are engaged about 90 minutes per week, per subject.  Teaching staff will aim for this when providing their individualized lessons and activities for students.  What that looks like in each household is different.  I want you to know it is okay if students aren’t “doing something” directly related to a school assignment every minute of the usual school day.  Every student has unique circumstances.  Finally I want you to know the entire Eau Claire Area School District staff is working to provide some normalcy to a very uncertain time in the world.  Please reach out to myself or any McKinley staff with questions, concerns, or to just check in and talk.  Thank you and I hope you are all staying healthy.  Remember:  Safer at Home!
  • Is Your Skyward Information Current?
    ECASD families—please make sure that your contact information is current in Skyward. Now, more than ever, with all the information that our schools and our District are sharing, we want to make sure you are receiving Skyward email updates. You may update your information by logging into the DESKTOP version of Skyward Family Access and clicking on the Skylert tab on the bottom left. You may also call your school’s main telephone number and leave a message with the building secretary to make the change. Help ensure you are receiving important messages from your school and the ECASD! 
  • 2020 US Census Information
    Learn more about the importance of the 2020 Census here. Be counted!
  • Competency Graduation
    Competency Graduation is scheduled June 4, 2020 at 7:00 PM
    at DeLong Middle School
  • Competency Student awarded Herb Kohl Initiative Scholarship
    Congratulations Taylor Cain, recipient of $10,000 Herb Kohl Iniative Scholarship!
  • Note from the Principal
    Welcome to McKinley Charter School! 
    Please use this website to learn about the programs and activities we offer at McKinley Charter School.  Our site also allows acess to important and timely data.  For additional information and updates please "like us" on facebook.  Do not hesitate to contact the front office at 715-852-6901 with questions.

    McKinley Charter School offers a multitude of options for students to pursue a high school diploma.  At McKinley we do our very best to provide a safe environment where students can learn to their full potential, experience success and develop positive self-esteem.  We provide a program for students whose needs exceed traditional educational and social services.

    Pete Riley

Welcome to McKinley

Welcome to Eau Claire Area School District


May 28
North High Graduation

7:00 p.m. Virtual Graduation Ceremony

May 29
Memorial High Graduation

Virtual Graduation

Jun 1
School Board Meeting

Virtual Meeting, 7 p.m.

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