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Students are reminded to work hard through the end of the year

Students at BryantWith fourth quarter underway, the end of the school year is approaching fast! Students should use the coming weeks to study, excel, and finish the year strong.

Did you know that 7th grade is one of the most important years in a child’s education? The reason might surprise you! A student’s 7th grade attendance, report card, and test scores will be used when applying for high school admissions in Fall 2023. In Milwaukee Public Schools, several high schools have entrance criteria for placement of applicants. In some situations, a student’s academic record determines whether they are admitted to their top-choice school.

In only seven months, families will be making important decisions about where children will attend high school. The MPS high school enrollment period takes place each year during the month of October.

Students still have time to work hard through the end of the year and strive for excellent grades. Families of 7th graders should be aware that Wisconsin Forward Exam testing will continue into April. We encourage students to do their very best on these important tests to increase their chances of being admitted to their top choice high school.

Students and families can also take steps to ensure their attendance record is up to date. When students miss school due to illness, be sure to contact the school office so the missed time is recorded correctly. Be sure to make up any school work that is missed!

Some simple strategies can also help a student boost their grades and test scores.

  • Attend every class every day. High attendance can boost grades and confidence.
  • Get enough sleep. Experts recommend 8 to 10 hours per night for teens.
  • Finish homework and study for tests. Homework builds skills and knowledge.

For more information about high school enrollment, please visit https://mps.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/en/Schools/How-to-Apply/High-School-Enrollment/High-School-Enrollment-Criteria.htm

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school.

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Stephen Davis, Media Relations Manager

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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:

  • Ninety-four percent of 2022-23 budget dollars go to support schools;
  • The MPS Class of 2023 earned $121 million in scholarships and grants; and
  • MPS is home to five of the state's top high schools according to U.S. News and World Report.

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