Is to work together to ensure high levels of learning for all.
Course work is available to students in the following curriculum areas: literacy, mathematics, reading, science, social studies, international language, computer/information technology, environmental education, fine and performing arts, health, physical education and vocational education.
Curricular Validity – Curriculum is based upon goals, which are aligned with the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards. The goals must incorporate unifying threads for each age level, kindergarten through high school. Articulation must be both horizontal and vertical. District curriculum committees and the Director of Instructional Services will be expected to monitor for curricular validity.Instructional Validity – To ensure that School District of Onalaska students learn the prescribed curricula, the Board of Education expects that teachers teach the curricula. Building administrators will be expected to monitor instructional validity.
Remediation – Students who do not meet Grade Advancement Policy expectations in the areas of Wisconsin Knowledge and Concept Exam scores, student academic performance or grade advancement committee recommendation will be offered remediation in the failed core areas.
WTC APPROVED PROGRAM
Students may enroll in approved course work upon completion of appropriate paper work/forms at Onalaska High School and WTC (Western Technical College). Students will continue to be enrolled at Onalaska High School and may take classes on both campuses. Upon completion of prescribed courses and all other graduation requirements, an Onalaska High School diploma will be granted. (This does not include GED.)
WORK STUDY PROGRAM
The Work Study program combines academic studies with work components as documented in the student’s qualified educational plan. These programs form a partnership arrangement with work stations in business or industry.
SCHOOL-AGED PARENT PROGRAM
This program is designed to provide prenatal and postnatal information, and vocational/career planning to identified students. Coordination is provided through the Pupil Services Department.
This graded course with a two-credit maximum is intended to provide a hands-on, advanced learning experience in a particular area of study outside the walls of the traditional classroom. Students discover the skills, habits, and attitudes necessary to be successful in the work world by observing and working with a professional in their area of interest.
School-To-Work programs are offered to students in their junior and senior years. These programs have school-based (classroom) and work-based components. These programs may include, but are not limited to, Finance and Banking Youth Apprenticeship, Automotive Technology Youth Apprenticeship, Skilled Nursing Assistant, and Hotel/Motel Certificate Program. Students must apply for admittance to these programs through the School-To-Work Coordinator located in the OHS Guidance Office.
ONALASKA ALTERNATIVE SERVICES & INSTRUCTION SCHOOL (O.A.S.I.S.)
OASIS is a program that provides an alternative educational setting for students who have been unsuccessful in a traditional setting. OASIS is intended to fulfill the educational needs of students not being serviced by traditional means, including Special Education services, and Gifted & Talented programming.
OASIS will address the needs of Onalaska High School students (Grades 9 -12) who exhibit one or more of the following characteristics:
OASIS is housed within Onalaska High School, and utilizes on-line credit recovery, OASIS teacher instruction, and limited courses at Onalaska
High School. Enrollment is never guaranteed. Students may be referred by teachers, administrators, pupil services personnel, parents/guardians, or the students themselves. Students must apply and interview for the program.