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Your first step toward graduation starts with Freshman Bridge

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All high school freshmen are invited to Freshman Bridge! This is your chance to find your locker, find your classrooms, learn about sports and clubs, and get tips from older students. You’ll learn how to navigate your first year of high school, and how to get set up for a successful sophomore year and graduation in 2021.

All Milwaukee Public Schools incoming freshman are encouraged to attend Freshman Bridge at their high school in August. Dates are listed below.

Students who attend Freshman Bridge will also get their student ID and will tour their school’s College and Career Center.

Each student who attends will receive a Class of 2021 t-shirt and water bottle.

Freshman Bridge at Alliance

August 1-2, 2017: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.   

  • Alliance, Audubon, Bradley Tech, MacDowell, Madison, Meir, MHSA, Marshall, Milw. School of Languages, Reagan, Riverside, South, Webster

August 1-2, 2017: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.   

  • Bay View, King, WHS, WCLL

August 1-3, 2017: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.   

  • Hamilton, Vincent

August 3-4, 2017: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.   

  • North, Obama, Pulaski

Learn more about Freshman Bridge at Fill out this form to RSVP.

Sample Freshman Bridge topics include:

  • Academic enrichment in English, math, science and social studies
  • How to ask for help in high school
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) expectations for high school
  • How to set and meet goals
  • Self-care – how to take care of yourself during freshman year
  • Healthy high school relationships
  • Electronic devices – what is or isn’t allowed?
  • Academic and career planning
  • What is a block schedule?
  • Social media – how to stay healthy and safe online
  • ACT – why is it so important?
  • How to balance your life as a high school student

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About Milwaukee Public Schools

Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels. The district’s commitment to improvement continues to show results:

  • More MPS students are taking college-level Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses;
  • The MPS Class of 2017 earned $62+ million in scholarships; and
  • MPS is home to seven of the state and nation’s top high schools according to U.S. News and World Report and the Washington Post.

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