wRight Choice is an alternative to out-of-school suspension for Wright County students in grades 6-12. The pilot program began in 2011 as a collaboration between Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools and Wright County Court Services. wRight Choice has expanded to include area school districts and provides academic and behavioral support interventions.
wRight Choice is currently located at the Wright County Justice Center at 3700 Braddock Avenue Northeast in Buffalo, MN. The program is staffed with a licensed teacher, educational support professional, and auxiliary services from the county. The program services a maximum of 12 students per day to ensure proper academic support. Typically, a school administrator refers a student to wRight Choice for a period of one to five days. However, depending on the offense, students may be placed at wRight Choice for a term up to 45 days when agreed upon between school and county officials.
In order for wRight Choice to be successful, a community collaborative has been established between Wright County Court Services and the following school districts that participate in wRight Choice.
Wright County Schools
- Buffalo-Hanover Montrose School District (Host/Sponsoring School District)
- Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School District
- Maple Lake School District
- Monticello School District
- Saint Michael-Albertville School District
Sherburne County Schools
- Big Lake School District
wRight Choice Partners
- Wright County Commissioners
- Wright County Court and Human Services
- Wright County Public and Promotional Health
- Wright County Sheriff Department/Buffalo Police Department
Please contact Nate Hanson, wRight Choice teacher with any additional questions by email or phone, 763.684.2395.