WHY DO STUDENTS ONLY ATTEND 3 HOURS A DAY?
Kradwell is a private alternative school, and as such operates on an alternative schedule that meets the needs of our unique student body. An alternative school is defined in Wisconsin State Statutes as a school that “utilizes successful alternative or adaptive school structures and teaching techniques.”
There are no whole group instruction or lecture sessions in our school – work is individualized and allows students to move at a pace commensurate to their levels of understanding. Without a lot of “extras” such as lunch, recess, passing periods and stopping at lockers, students are able to maximize the amount of time they are engaged in their school work each class period.
Students are awarded ½ credit per course finished in a semester and 1 full credit for year-long courses.
WHAT DO THEY DO THE REST OF THE DAY?
Each student is unique, but some options that are encouraged to round out the daily schedule might include: therapy and counseling sessions, blending courses with their home District, working or volunteering, and pursuing social and recreational opportunities.
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DO STUDENTS GO ON TO COLLEGE?
Yes, many of our graduates have gone on to a variety of post-secondary options including both 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities. Other graduates have enrolled in technical schooling or specialty trade schools, entered the military or joined the work force.
In recent years, our students have moved on to institutions of higher learning such as: Milwaukee Area Technical College, Alverno College, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Waukesha, and VICI Beauty School among many others.
A high school diploma from Kradwell meets the requirements set forth by the State of Wisconsin.
DO YOU PARTICIPATE IN THE VOUCHER PROGRAM?
We do not participate in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program, often described as the “voucher program.” Nor, do we participate in the Wisconsin Special Needs Scholarship Program.
We are not a Charter School; we are a private, tuition-based school. We attract students from a 6-county range encompassing 32 different school districts.
DOES KRADWELL OFFER FINANCIAL AID?
Kradwell School has a limited amount of needs based financial aid available to help offset the cost of tuition.