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 12th grade, 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

Willow Springs Learning Center

K4

Lannon Elementary

K5-5

Maple Avenue Elementary

K5-5

Marcy Elementary

K5-5

Woodside Elementary

K5-5

Templeton Middle

6-8

Hamilton High

9-12

 

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 the following:

Early childhood programming for students who are at least 3 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 the following:

  • The Course Options Program, which
    • provides opportunities to apply for approval to take up to 2 courses at a time at another educational institution.
    • is subject to state and local eligibility requirements, including the limitation that the courses must satisfy a high school graduation requirement.
  • The Youth Options Program, which:
    • 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 fulltime enrollment/attendance at a school, program or other educational institution that is not a school or instrumentality of the Hamilton 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.
  • Fulltime 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 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
    • Zion Lutheran School
    • St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran School
  • Enrollment in a homebased private educational program as provided under state law.

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 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 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.