Academics

Graduation Requirements

Subject   

Description

Required in grades

Credits

1 credit=100 hours

Elective Project Work

Students complete research projects that arise from their interests and passions.  Projects are aligned to the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards and Common Core.

9-12

12-14

English Language Arts

Students complete an individualized internet-based program that emphasizes reading and writing.  They are also required to complete additional writing components, reading comprehension and analysis skills, and communication and collaboration skills through daily journaling and advisories.

9-12

6

Math

Students earn Math credit in Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and an elective through an individualized internet-based program.

9-12

6

Social Studies

Students earn Social Studies credit in US History, Global History, and an elective through Project Based Learning and/or an individualized internet-based program.

9-11

4.5

Science

Students earn Science credit in Physical Science, Biology, and an elective through Project Based Learning and/or an individualized internet-based program.

9-11

4.5

Personal Financial Literacy

Students learn to make thoughtful and effective financial decisions throughout their lives. Students learn how to assess financial information, explore career options from a monetary perspective, create a budget, and plan for the future. This course offers practical advice and skills for living in today?s world.  

11

1.5

Health

Students learn key health concepts with multimedia-infused lessons, including discussions on growth and the human body, nutrition and healthy eating, healthy social and emotional choices, safety, disease, substance abuse, and environmental health.

9

0.75

Physical Education

Students learn communication skills and how to work together as a team.  They learn the characteristics of being a leader and how and why it is important to engage in a healthy, active lifestyle.

9-12

3

Lifelong Learning Experiences

Students complete eight documented experiences each year that focus on service learning and making a positive impact in the community.  The goal is to create an entire school culture where students feel and understand the need to help others, take part in public efforts, and develop leadership skills.

9-12

4

Career Portfolio

Students research potential careers and create a detailed portfolio outlining the requirements, career options, and skills related to those careers.  Students are required to add their research and detailed portfolio to their individual cumulative ePortfolio.

10

0.75

Students must be accepted to a post-secondary educational institution or the military in order to graduate.

 

 

 

Middle School Credit Requirements

Subject   

Description

Credits

1 credit=100 hours

Elective Project Work

Students complete research projects that arise from their interests and passions.  Projects are aligned to the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards and Common Core.

6

English Language Arts

Students complete an individualized internet-based program that emphasizes reading and writing.  They are also required to complete additional writing components, reading comprehension and analysis skills, and communication and collaboration skills through daily journaling and advisories.

3

Math

Students complete Math 700 and Pre-Algebra through an individualized internet-based program which focuses on strengthening needed skills in problem solving, integers, equations, and graphing. Students will begin to see the “big picture” of mathematics and learn how numeric, algebraic, and geometric concepts are woven together to build a foundation for higher mathematical thinking.

3

Social Studies

Students earn Social Studies credit through Project Based Learning and/or an individualized internet-based program.  7th grade Social Studies emphasizes  world history from ancient civilizations through the end of the 20th century.  8th grade Social Studies focuses on American history from early exploration through the present day.

3

Science

Students earn Science credit through through Project Based Learning and/or an individualized internet-based program.  Students are exposed to the designs and patterns in the physical universe, and develop the ability to be aware of and participate in scientific inquiry.

3

Physical Education

Students learn communication skills and how to work together as a team.  They learn the characteristics of being a leader and how and why it is important to engage in a healthy, active lifestyle.

1.5

Lifelong Learning Experiences

Students complete eight documented experiences each year that focus on service learning and making a positive impact in the community.  The goal is to create an entire school culture where students feel and understand the need to help others, take part in public efforts, and develop leadership skills.

2

 
 

Learning Plans by Grade

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