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    Section:
    Series 300:  Instruction
    Code Title:
    DISTR4ICT NOTICE OF EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS
    Policy Code:
    342.60 Exhibit
    Adopted:
    April 18, 2018
     
     
     
    THE ALMOND-BANCROFT PUBLIC SCHOOLS
    NOTICE OF EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS FOR CHILDREN WHO RESIDE IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT
     
    The Almond-Bancroft Public Schools offers a variety of educational options to children who reside in the District.  The Almond-Bancroft School District, with the support of families and community members, will provide a safe and supportive learning environment, which challenges and prepares each student for success today and tomorrow.
     
    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 (if available), are listed below:
     
    Elementary Schools
    (grades 4K - 5):
    Middle Schools
    (grades 6 - 8):
    High Schools
    (grades 9-12):
    • 72.1
    • Meets Expectations
    • 62.1
    • Meets Few Expectations
    • 62.1
    • Meets Few Expectations
     
     
    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 programs and services for students with disabilities
       
    • English language learner programming
       
    • Career and Technical Education (CTE) options
       
    • An education for employment program
       
    • Individualized program and curriculum modifications
       
    • Alternative education program(s)
       
    • At-risk education (e.g., for students identified as being at-risk of not graduating from high school)
       
    • Summer school programming
       
     
    The full version of the District’s most recent school and school 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 on the District’s website (if the report has been issued by DPI): https://www.abschools.k12.wi.us.
     
    Educational options for students who are enrolled in the Almond-Bancroft Public Schools that involve part-time attendance to attend courses at an educational institution other than a school of the Almond-Bancroft Public Schools include the following:
     
    • The Part-time Open Enrollment Program, which provides opportunities for public high school students to apply for approval to take up to 2 courses at a time in nonresident school districts.
       
    • The Technical College Course Program, which
       
      • provides opportunities to apply for approval to take courses at technical colleges; and
         
      • is available only to students who are enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade.
         
    • The Early College Credit Program, which
       
      • provides opportunities to apply for approval to take nonsectarian courses at institutions of higher education; and
         
      • is available to eligible high school students.
         
     
    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 Almond-Bancroft Public Schools 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 the 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 Almond-Bancroft Public Schools but who are enrolled in and attending a private school or home-based private educational program include the following:
     
    • Such students have the opportunity to attend summer school classes/programs offered in the District.
       
    • Private school students in the high school grades have the opportunity to apply for approval to take up 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 of the state statutes.
         
      • Participate in District interscholastic athletics and other District extracurricular activities as provided under section 118.133 of the state statutes.
         
     
    For more information about any of the educational options listed in this notice, please contact the District’s main administrative office at 1336 Elm Street, Almond, WI  54909, call 715-366-2941 or contact the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.