Notice of Educational Options

LAKE MILLS AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

NOTICE OF EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS FOR CHILDREN WHO RESIDE IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

The state of Wisconsin now requires that all school districts annually publish the educational options available for all children who reside within the district.

 

The Lake Mills Area School District offers students 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 progress 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, are listed below:

 

District

Exceeds Expectations

4K - 12

Lake Mills Elementary School

Meets Expectations

4K - 4

Lake Mills Middle School

Meets Expectations

5 - 8

Lake Mills High School

Exceeds Expectations

9 - 12

 

The full version of the District’s most recent school and district accountability report, as issued by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction under section 115.385 of the state statutes, can be accessed via the following page https://apps2.dpi.wi.gov/reportcards/

 

Some of the specific education 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 (Talent Development)

  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs

  • Individualized program and curriculum modifications

  • Alternative education program(s)

  • At-risk education (e.g. for students identified as being at-risk for not graduating from high school)

  • Virtual Course Offerings

  • Youth Apprenticeship

 

Educational options for students who are enrolled in the Lake Mills Area School District that involve part-time attendance at an educational institution other than a school of the Lake Mills Area School District include the following:

  • Course Options Program

    • Provides opportunities to apply for approval to take up to 2 courses at a time at another education institution;

    • Is subject to state and local eligibility requirements, including the limitation that the courses must satisfy a high school graduation requirement; and

    • Includes certain District-approved dual credit opportunities that the District offers in conjunction with a partner institution of higher education.

  • Youth Options Program

    • 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 the 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 Lake Mills Area School District include the following:

  • 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.

  • Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, 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 Lake Mills Area School District but who are enrolled in an 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 have the opportunity to attend summer school classes/programs offered in the District.

 

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 (920)648-2215 or the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Last Updated: 12/12/16
  • Lake Mills Area School District
  • 120 E Lake Park Place, Lake Mills, WI 53551
  • Phone: 920-648-2215 | Fax: 920-648-5795
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