Hamilton High School is regularly recognized for high-achieving results. It is a great place for students because the atmosphere is friendly and respectful. The interests of students are at the forefront of teachers and school personnel. Hamilton operates on a block schedule. This permits teachers to utilize a variety of effective instructional strategies, maximizing student achievement. The impressive facilities at Hamilton, including the Hamilton Fine Arts Center and the Hamilton Athletic Center, provide a physical environment that supports student success.
Spring testing schedule is available
Wisconsin students will once again take the Wisconsin Forward Exam and ACT Aspire. High school students in grades 9 and 10 will take the ACT Aspire exam. The Forward Exam will be administered in social studies in grade 10. These tests are required by Wisconsin state law.
The assessment includes multiple choice and constructed response questions. Students will use their Chromebook to respond to both types of questions on the Forward and ACT Aspire assessments. Please be sure to remind students to charge their Chromebooks the night before testing.
Standardized tests such as the Forward Exam and the ACT suite of assessments provide important student achievement information. Your child’s test results, classroom assessments, work products and teacher feedback provide a comprehensive picture of your child’s learning.
GoGuardian services protect students while on devices at school and home
The Hamilton School District uses GoGuardian, a Chromebook management and web filtering service, to provide safer digital learning experiences and keep student personal information private. When students log into their Chrome account, whether it is on a device at school or at home, GoGuardian monitors and filters web content and flags inappropriate sites.
If students use a device at home that is accessible to other family members, it is important that they log out of their Chrome account before other people use it. You can see if your children are logged into their Chrome account if their name is in the upper right-hand side of the browser along with other school app extensions in the browser.
Schools will not make up Feb. 12 snow day, but high school daily schedule adjusted
Wisconsin winters can be unpredictable, but this winter has been exceptional when it comes to school closings. To date the district has missed five school days due to inclement weather. Previously it was announced that the Jan. 23, 28 and 31 school closings will be made up on April 22, May 24 and June 12, and there will be no make-up day for Jan. 30.
The Feb. 12 missed day of school will not have a make-up day, however, the high school daily schedule will be adjusted to gain more instructional time. DPI requires more hours of instruction for high school students than it does for those in grades K-8, therefore other schools do not need to make up the day or change their daily schedules. To recap:
- Jan. 23 – make-up day April 22
- Jan. 28 – make-up day May 24
- Jan. 30 – no make-up day
- Jan. 31 – make-up day June 12
- Feb. 12 – no make-up day, HHS daily schedule adjusted
Hamilton named to ninth AP Honor Roll
Hamilton School District is one of just 373 districts across the U.S. and Canada named to the ninth annual Advanced Placement (AP) District Honor Roll by the College Board. Districts on the list are honored for expanding access to AP course work while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.
Inclusion in the AP Honor Roll is based on a review of three years of AP data from 2016 to 2018. Through 38 college-level courses, each culminating in a rigorous exam, AP provides academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both at more than 4,000 four-year colleges and universities.
Parents dropping off and/or picking up their child(ren) should enter Hamilton through the south drive off of Town Line Rd. or through the service drive from Silver Spring Rd. The only student pick-up location at Hamilton is the cafeteria entrance.
Buses will utilize the north entrance. Please do not use the north entrance. Be cautious when entering and leaving the parking lot as there will be more foot and car traffic in this area than in the past. Please give yourself extra time and plan ahead as congestion is expected.
Also, please take note that the east front parking lot is reserved for staff only. Visitor parking is now located by the cafeteria doors. Thank you for your patience.
Hamilton High School 2018-19 first semester honor roll
Live stream of 2018 Commencement Ceremonies available
Avoid the crowds and watch the 2018 Commencement Ceremonies live from home June 9. Charger Television will live-stream the event for those who cannot be present on graduation day. Those on-site graduation day, but who do not have tickets to be seated in the gym will be able to see the closed-circuit video in the Hamilton Fine Arts Center.