Friday, December 11, 2020 - 7:29am
The state of Wisconsin requires that all school districts include something in a local newspaper and on their website about educational options for all children who reside in that district.
The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District offers a variety of educational options to children who reside in the District.
The District’s primary educational pathway and instructional program for students involves a progression from 4-year-old kindergarten through 12th grade, leading to a high school diploma.
The District’s schools, and each school’s most recent state-assigned performance category (2018-19), are listed below:
|Significantly Exceeds Expectations
|Pope Farm Elementary
|Sunset Ridge Elementary
|Significantly Exceeds Expectations
|Glacier Creek Middle
|21st Century eSchool
* Please note there were no state report cards for the 2019-20 school year because state testing was waived due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some of the specific educational programs offered to eligible students who are enrolled in and attending the District’s schools include the following:
- Early childhood special education (for students who are at least 3 years old but not yet school-age)
- Special education for students with disabilities
- Gifted and talented programming (Advanced Learning)
- Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs
- Individualized program and curriculum modifications
- Alternative education program(s)
The full version of the District’s most recent school and district accountability report (2018-19), as issued by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction under section 115.385 of the state statutes, can be accessed via the following page on the DPI website.
Educational options for students who are enrolled in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District that involve part-time attendance at an educational institution other than a school of the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District include the following:
Part-Time Open Enrollment -- Academic Options
- Any student enrolled full-time in a public school may apply to take a course(s) in another educational institution under the Part-Time Open Enrollment Program,
- Is subject to state and local eligibility requirements, and
- A student may attend no more than two courses in any semester in another educational institution under this program.
Early Post-Secondary Credit Opportunities
- Provides opportunities to apply for approval to take courses at certain institutions of higher education; and
- Is available only to students who are enrolled in 11th or 12th grade.
Additional educational options for children who reside in the District that involve full-time enrollment/attendance at a school, program, or other educational institution that is not a school or instrumentality of the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District include the following:
- High school students meeting certain age and other eligibility requirements may be permitted to attend a technical college or certain other programs for the purpose of completing a program leading to a student’s high school graduation or to a high school equivalency diploma.
- Full-time open enrollment involving physical attendance in a public school of a nonresident school district or attendance through a virtual charter school that is associated with a nonresident school district.
- A child with a disability who meets the program’s specific eligibility requirements may apply to attend an eligible, participating private school under a scholarship awarded through the state’s “Special Needs Scholarship Program” as established under section 115.7915 of the state statutes.
- Enrollment in a private school of the family’s choosing (at the family’s own cost, as applicable)
- Enrollment in a home-based private educational program as provided under state law.
Educational options for children who reside in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District but who are enrolled in and attending a private school or home-based private educational program include the following:
- Private school students in the high school grades have the opportunity to apply for approval to take up to two courses per semester in a District school, pursuant to section 118.145(4) of the state statutes.
Students who are enrolled in a home-based private educational program have the opportunity to:
- Apply for approval to take up to two courses per semester in public schools as provided under section 118.53
- Participate in District interscholastic athletics and other District extra-curricular activities as provided under section 118.133.
For more information about any of the educational options listed in this notice, please contact the District’s administrative office at 608-829-9000 or the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.