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B

Bilingual & Multicultural Education

MPS offers Spanish/English bilingual education, bilingual education for students of Asian descent and two-way bilingual education. Pupils are taught subjects in both English and their first language, helping the child maintain his or her first language while learning English. Two-way bilingual offers the English speaker an opportunity to learn Spanish. Both languages are used in the classroom.

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  • Bilingual & Multicultural
  • Curriculum & Instruction
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  • ALL

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Community Service

Students who participate in thoughtfully designed community service experiences are more likely to do well in school, graduate, vote, and become responsible citizens.

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  • Curriculum & Instruction

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Early Childhood Education

Early childhood education is critical to students' future academic success. We offer Head Start and state-licensed early childhood centers in addition to kindergarten programming that begins at age 4 in most schools, with some offering kindergarten at age 3. Many early childhood classrooms feature small classrooms thanks to SAGE funding. A number of MPS schools include HighScope early childhood programming.

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  • Before & After School
  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • Early Childhood

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Fine Arts

MPS is committed to building community through the arts by being a resource for fine arts pedagogy, cultivating a climate where creativity flourishes, engaging the community with the arts, honoring culture, and making the arts accessible to all.

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  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • Fine Arts
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  • ALL

First Nations Studies

MPS offers programming specific to American Indian students at schools in which there are large concentrations of American Indian students with the goal of ensuring the students meet the same rigorous standards as all students. Services include native language revitalization classes and academic advisors.

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  • Bilingual & Multicultural
  • Curriculum & Instruction

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Health and Wellness

The concepts and skills learned in health education become the cornerstone for developing healthy habits that students will use every day for the rest of their lives. Physical education is an integral aspect of an individual’s total educational experience.

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  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • Health & Wellness
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Health Education

The concepts and skills learned in health education become the cornerstone for developing healthy habits that students will use every day for the rest of their lives. Students will learn how to analyze influences, access accurate health information, use positive communication skills, make healthy decisions, set goals, practice healthy/safe behaviors, and advocate for their own health and those around them.

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  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • Health & Wellness

L

Language Immersion

Milwaukee Public Schools has long been known for its award winning language immersion specialty schools, which offer full immersion in French, German and Spanish and partial immersion in Mandarin Chinese and Italian. In a language immersion school, students learn core subjects in the target language.

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  • Bilingual & Multicultural
  • Curriculum & Instruction
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Learning Journeys

Learning Journeys are highly developed, beyond-the-classroom learning experiences that connect standards-based classroom instruction for MPS students with real-world learning opportunities at Southeastern Wisconsin’s finest museums, cultural experiences, and scientific venues. The district is developing a common set of field-based enrichment experiences that are specific to each grade K-8 and aligned to grade-level standards and curricula in the core subjects.

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  • Curriculum & Instruction

Library Media Services

The Division of Library Media Services provides leadership in developing PreK-12 school library media programs to support student achievement. School library programs ensure that students and teachers have access to media collections that include a variety of print, non-print, reference and electronic resources.

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Literacy

The MPS Comprehensive Literacy Plan guarantees high quality literacy instruction and learning in every classroom, every day, for every student, including students with special education needs. MPS students LOVE to learn!

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Mathematics

Milwaukee Public Schools mathematics department develops a deep understanding and appreciation for meaningful K-12 mathematics through engaging, appropriate, high-level teaching.

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  • Curriculum & Instruction
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Montessori

Milwaukee Public Schools offers the nation’s largest collection of public Montessori schools. A Montessori education is developed to foster lifelong learners and self-sufficient problem solvers.

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  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • Early Childhood
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Newcomer Programs

Newcomer Programs are specifically designed for recent immigrant students with limited English language proficiency. They provide intensive instruction in a special academic environment.

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  • Bilingual & Multicultural
  • Curriculum & Instruction
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  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8

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Online Learning

To help prepare Milwaukee Public Schools students for the shift toward online learning, district administration revised the high school graduation requirements.

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  • Curriculum & Instruction

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Science

The Milwaukee Public School's science department aligns its science curriculum to the vision of A Framework for K-12 Science Education. This framework provides a balanced, comprehension, and research-based science education for all students focused on Life, Physical, and Earth Space sciences integrating engineering, Common Core State Standards-Math & Literacy.

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  • Curriculum & Instruction

Service Learning

Service-learning is a way to teach and learn that connects classroom studies with the care and concern students naturally have for their world.

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  • Curriculum & Instruction

Social Studies

Social Studies is the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence. The primary purpose of social studies is to help young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.

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STEM

STEM education is an interdisciplinary approach to learning that removes the traditional barriers separating the four disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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  • Curriculum & Instruction

Student Wellness and Prevention

The Wellness and Prevention Office includes the MPS Health and PE departments, MPS Ropes and Challenge Course, Safe and Drug-Free Schools, and other grant funded programs. Our mission is to support the physical, social, emotional, and academic development of all students. Our goal is to develop confident, self-reliant, and self- directed individuals who are capable of reaching their full potential as productive members of society.

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  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • Health & Wellness

Summer Academy

The MPS Summer Academy has always been an innovative approach to extending the learning opportunities for students. Over the past few years, there has been a strategic focus on teaching explicit literacy skills by engaging students in hands-on science concepts. The Summer Academy program has been developed to build on this foundation while preparing students for the next grade level's standards. This rigorous approach emphasizes the idea of preparation for the upcoming grade level by organizing meaningful experiences during the Summer Academy. MPS academic programs are supported by afternoon recreation classes, social activities, healthy meals, and even childcare options.

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Tutoring for You

MPS is committed to improving student success by providing the support necessary to ensure that all students have ample opportunities to improve their academic achievement. Students will be invited to participate in MPS's Tutoring for You (T4U) from select grades at district-targeted schools. Tutoring will be available for students for one hour per session, two days per week, for a total of 40 hours of tutoring support.

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  • Curriculum & Instruction

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Visual Art

MPS is committed to building community through the arts by being a resource for fine arts pedagogy, cultivating a climate where creativity flourishes, engaging the community with the arts, honoring culture, and making the arts accessible to all.

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  • V
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  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • Fine Arts
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  • ALL

W

World Languages

In MPS, there are three types of elementary program models for world languages: foreign languages in the classroom, full immersion and partial immersion.

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  • Curriculum & Instruction
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