Welcome to the Don Smith Learning Academy!

My name is Dan Lueck and I am entering my fourth year at the Don Smith Learning Academy but my first as its principal.  I have been an educator for over 24 years at various schools in many different roles.  I consider what we do at the Don Smith Learning Academy, to help our students earn a diploma, to be one of the most important things I have ever been a part of in education.

The Don Smith Learning Academy is home to a diverse group of students that benefit from alternative learning experiences for a variety of reasons.  Our staff prides themselves in developing positive and productive relationships with our students, which aid them in helping the students to achieve their goals.  All students at the Don Smith Learning Academy are assigned an advisor that works individually with them on a personalized education plan geared toward earning a diploma, as well as employment or post-secondary education and training.

If you take a look at our school brochure, you will get a good idea of how our program works and what we are able to offer to our students.  We are privileged to have a community that supports giving our students these opportunities and that expects all of our students to appreciate that support by actively making progress towards earning credits and ultimately a diploma.

Thank you for visiting our website.  We hope you find the information helpful and easy to access.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Dan Lueck

Principal / Teacher


  • Don Smith Learning Academy
  • 400 E. Burnett Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916
  • Phone: 920-885-7423