• MOUNT HOREB AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

    NOTICE OF EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS FOR CHILDREN RESIDING IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT

    The Mount Horeb 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 progression from 4-year-old kindergarten through 12th grade, leading to a high school diploma.

    The District and each school’s most recent state-assigned performance category (if available), are listed below:

    District

    Exceeds Expectations

    K-12

    Mount Horeb ELC-PC

    Exceeds Expectations

    K-2

    Mount Horeb IC

    Exceeds Expectations

    3-5

    Mount Horeb Middle School

    Exceeds Expectations

    6-8

    Mount Horeb High School

    Exceeds Expectations

    9-12

     

    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
    • English language learner
    • Gifted and talented education
    • Title I Reading Programs
    • Career and Technical Education
    • 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
    • Online learning programs

    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 DPI’s website (if the report has been issued by DPI):  http://dpi.wi.gov/accountability/report-cards

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

    1. provides opportunities to apply for approval to take up to 2 courses at a time at another educational institution;
    2. is subject to state and local eligibility requirements, including the limitation that the courses must satisfy a high school graduation requirement.
    1. provides opportunities to apply for approval to take courses for up to 18 credits at certain institutions of higher education;
    2. 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 Mount Horeb 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 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.
    • 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 Mount Horeb Area School District 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 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:
    1. Apply for approval to take up to two courses per semester in public schools as provided under section 118.53.
    2. Participate in District interscholastic athletics and other District extracurricular 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 main administrative office at (608) 437-2400, or the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.