|Kewaunee High School|
proud tradition…promising future
Kewaunee High School has a long and rich tradition, having served the Kewaunee community since the 1870s. Whether the focus is on academics, athletics, or the arts, Kewaunee High School is among the best in northeast Wisconsin. This school year, Kewaunee High School serves 316 students, with 77 freshmen, 79 sophomores, 86 juniors, and 74 seniors enrolled.
Kewaunee High School is accredited by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The teaching staff consists of 26 highly qualified faculty members. In addition, there is one counselor, one librarian, and one activities director.
Kewaunee High School offers a wide variety of courses in order to challenge each student to achieve their highest learning potential and provide academic success for all students. Nearly 120 courses are offered based on student interest and need. A total of seven Advanced Placement courses are offered and eight courses have advanced standing agreements with the Wisconsin Technical College system, allowing students to complete technical college courses while attending Kewaunee High School. In addition, a variety of academic structures are in place to support the learning needs of students of all abilities.
During the 2011-2012 school year, Kewaunee High School implemented the 5-period trimester schedule. Each class period lasts approximately 73 minutes. Students take 4-5 classes per day in the trimester schedule instead of the usual 7-8 classes per day in the previous 8-period semester schedule. As a result, the 5-period trimester schedule allows students to significantly improve their focus on daily academic work and still complete the minimum of 26 credits required for graduation. Moreover, student learning may be additionally extended since students will probably take more elective courses throughout their high school careers. Certainly, this new schedule is an exciting opportunity for students and teachers to achieve the core mission of the Kewaunee School District – “unlock each student’s potential, thus allowing every student to fulfill their dreams....by preparing them for the world of tomorrow.”
At Kewaunee High School, the students and staff are always striving for excellence – thus maintaining its proud tradition and building toward its promising future.