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The Department of College and Career Readiness works to overcome the barriers that students face. Students need "whole child" support to become aware of the pathways to their careers of interest, they must be academically ready to follow those pathways, and they must be prepared with the life skills needed to navigate their chosen pathway. The Department of College and Career Readiness coordinates available resources, including community organizations and postsecondary institutions, to support MPS faculty, families, and students in fostering a college‐going culture. This department includes college and career planning, career and technical education, extended learning opportunities, and school counseling and academic planning.
MPS is teaming up with Arts @ Large, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, and SHARP Literacy to offer dance, theater, music, and visual arts adventures for every student this summer.
The Emerging Scholars Program is an alternative education option that allows students to accelerate on credits, graduate from high school, and take coursework as preparation for certain technical careers. Instruction takes place at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC).
Milwaukee Public Schools offers a variety of alternative education programs for students.
Learn about the opportunities for middle and high school students to meet expected graduation dates.
Milwaukee Public Schools College and Career Centers are a free resource for students grades 6-12 and beyond.
Programming for K5 to grade 12 students includes project-based learning, hands-on experiential learning, credit recovery, and credit acceleration options.
Students who participate in thoughtfully designed community service experiences are more likely to do well in school, graduate, vote, and become responsible citizens.
PLTW is a nationally established program focused on preparing the future technical and engineering workforce.
MPS provides a competency-based option for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements for GEDO #2. This approach is personalized, offering high school students an opportunity to demonstrate proficiency through a path that is specific to individual student needs.
The Milwaukee Public Schools recognizes that comprehensive school counseling programs are essential to each student’s academic achievement, personal and social development, and career success. College and career readiness is a major aspect of the experience at our schools. School counselors serve as a school leader, student advocate, and team collaborator to remove systemic barriers to student success.
The Edgenuity program uses an online curriculum that aligns to MPS expectations regarding curriculum and rigor.
Service-learning is a way to teach and learn that connects classroom studies with the care and concern students naturally have for their world.
Culinary jobs are not just first jobs – they can help lead students on a career path to success, especially if young people have the right training in high school. That’s where culinary arts programs in MPS give high school students a unique head start.
The Summer Academy program is an innovative approach to extending the learning opportunities for Milwaukee students. The program has been developed to build on this foundation while preparing students for the next grade level's standards.
Elementary students can jump-start their summer and improve critical reading and math skills by enrolling in Summer Academy.
Summer Adventures offer students hands-on opportunities to explore our community. These FREE field trips focus on Wisconsin's heritage, the natural environment, and exploration in science.
Extended learning adventures and camps give students K5-grade 12 the opportunity to pursue new interests, discover their passion, and engage in hands-on experiences.
In 2011, Milwaukee Public Schools was awarded a seven-year, $14.87 million federal GEAR UP grant to promote college awareness and readiness at selected schools. Local matching funds brought the total grant opportunity to nearly $30 million. The project supports students from the high school classes of 2017 and 2018. For the upcoming school year, we will support 9th and 10th grade students at eight participating high schools.
MPS offers a variety of extended learning opportunities (ELO) that provide more time for academics and enrichment beyond the conventional school day (for example, extended day, out-of-school breaks, weekends, and summer).
The Wisconsin Challenge Academy is an opportunity for students ages 16 years 9 months to 18 years to attend a six-month residency at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. Students accepted for the program work on soft skills and high school equivalency diploma test preparation.
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction authorizes Milwaukee Public Schools and other districts to operate school-based GED Option #2 (GEDO #2) programs. Certain requirements need to be met for enrollment.
Director of College and Career Readiness:
Dr. John Hill
Office of Academics
Learn more about the high school graduation requirements, which are new for students starting with the graduating class of 2015 in Milwaukee Public Schools. There is an overall minimum of 22 units required to graduate.
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