Educational Options for Students Who Live in the District

The Hamilton 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 (Early Learning) through grade 12, leading to a high school diploma.

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 District’s website at www.hamilton.k12.wi.us. The district Community Report is also available on the District’s website under the Facts & Figures tab.

Hamilton School District Schools Grades Served 2016-17 State Assigned Performance Category
Willow Springs Learning Center K4 (N/A)
Lannon Elementary K5-5 “Significantly Exceeds Expectations”
Maple Avenue Elementary K5-5 “Significantly Exceeds Expectations”
Marcy Elementary K5-5 “Significantly Exceeds Expectations”
Woodside Elementary K5-5 “Significantly Exceeds Expectations”
Templeton Middle 6-8 “Significantly Exceeds Expectations”
Hamilton High 9-12 “Exceeds Expectations”

Hamilton School District offers a wide range of specific educational programming to eligible students who are enrolled in and attending the district’s schools including:

  • Early childhood programming for students who are at least three years old but not school age
  • Special Education for students with disabilities
  • English Language Learner
  • Advanced Placement
  • Gifted and Talented Education
  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs
  • Alternative Education programs
  • At-risk programs for student who are in danger of not graduating high school
  • Summer School programming

Educational options for eligible students who are enrolled in the Hamilton School District that involve part-time attendance at an educational institution other than a district school include:

  • Part-Time Open Enrollment program, which:
    • allows resident students in grades 9-12 to apply for approval to take up to two courses in a non-resident school district.
  • The Early College Credit Program, which:
    • provides opportunities to apply for approval to take courses at institutions of higher education.
    • is subject to state and local eligibility requirements.
  • The Start College Now Program, which:
    • provides opportunities to apply for approval to take courses at certain technical colleges; and
    • is available only to students who are enrolled in grade 11 or 12.

Additional educational options for children who reside in the District that involve full-time enrollment or attendance at a school, program or other educational institution that is not a school or instrumentality of the Hamilton School District include:

  • 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 2016-17 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 state statutes.
  • Enrollment in a private school participating in the Wisconsin parental choice program under section 118.60 of state statutes.
  • Enrollment in a home-based private educational program as provided under state law.
  • Enrollment in a private school of the family’s choosing (at the family’s own cost, as applicable). Private schools located in the Hamilton School District include:
    • Peace Lutheran Academy
    • Pilgrim Evangelical Lutheran School
    • St. Agnes Catholic School (Parental Choice School)
    • State Assigned Performance Category – Meets Expectations
    • Zion Lutheran School (Parental Choice School)
    • State Assigned Performance Category – N/A
    • St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran School

Educational options for children who reside in the Hamilton School District but who are enrolled in and attending a private school or home-based private educational program include:

  • Such students have the opportunity to attend summer school classes and programs offered in the District.
  • High school students in private school may apply up to three weeks prior to the start of the semester 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 up to three weeks prior to the start of the semester 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 extracurricular activities as provided under section 118.133.

For more information about any of the educational options listed in this notice, please contact the principal of your child’s school, District’s main administrative office at 262-246-1973 or the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.