The Norris School District is committed to changing lives through the power of learning. Compulsory School Attendance, Wis. Stat. sec 118.15, requires all children between the ages of 6 and 18 attend school regularly. Students residing within the boundaries of the Norris School District have the following educational options.
Option 1: Norris School District Public Schools
The Norris School District offers a free and appropriate elementary and secondary public education program for students ages 4 through 20 who have not graduated high school and reside within the residential boundaries of the District. The Norris School District operates a Norris Hi and Norris Academy, a charter school option.
Norris School District
2016-2017 School Accountability Status
Norris Hi (4K-12)
(*DPI’s Alternate Accountability System Rating)
Norris Academy (5K-12)
Virtual charter school that offers onsite, virtual and community based learning opportunities. The innovative learning environment that offers anytime, anywhere learning experiences personalized to the needs of each learner.
Option 2: Private Choice Schools
The Wisconsin Parental Choice Program allows students who reside in a Wisconsin school district, other than the Milwaukee or Racine Unified School District, to attend any participating private school if certain eligibility criteria are met. The private school, on behalf of the pupil’s parent or guardian, receives a state aid payment for each eligible student. Contact the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for the list of schools participating in the program at http://sms.dpi.wi.gov/wpcp-statewide
There are no private school options within the boundaries of the Norris School District.
Option 3: Early College Credit Program (ECCP)
Public high school students grades 9-12 who is not already attending a technical college in lieu of high school may enroll in an Institution of higher Learning (IHE) for the purpose of taking one or more courses under the Early College Credit Program. Eligible students may take the courses under this program at any time, including the fall, spring, or summer sessions. For more information please visit https://dpi.wi.gov/dual-enrollment (effective July 1, 2018)
Option 4: Part Time Open Enrollment
Students in all grades enrolled in a Wisconsin public school district may apply to take up to two courses at a time at another in a nonresident puplic school district at no cost to the student. For more information please visit https://dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment
Option 5: Virtual Charter School
Enrollment in a public school authorized by a Board of Education, with public school teachers who deliver curriculum fully online. Norris Academy is classified as a Virtual Charter School. The Virtual Charter School agreement for Norris Academy provides the opportunity for learners to engage in anytime anywhere learning. Instruction is not fully on-line as with most charter schools, rather options for on-site, virtual and community based learning occur. For a complete listing of Wisconsin Virtual Charter Schools please visit https://apps4.dpi.wi.gov/Opal2012/Faqs.aspx#virtual
Option 6: Home-Based Educational Program
Under Wisconsin Statute 118.15(4), a parent or guardian has the right to select a home-based private educational program, commonly referred to as homeschooling, for his or her child or children, in order to comply with the compulsory school attendance law. If this option is chosen, the parent or guardian is required to complete the online PI-1206 Homeschool Enrollment Report. Students enrolled in home-based private educational programs are able to take up to two courses in any grade in a resident or non-resident school district. For more information please visit https://sms.dpi.wi.gov/sms_homeb