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  Appleton Central High School (CHS)

120 East Harris Street
P.O. Box 2019
Appleton, WI 54912-2019
TEL 920-832-6136   FAX 920-993-7074

Central High School

Overview

Appleton Central High School was established in 1996 as an alternative to the traditional high school setting.  Appleton Central is a creative educational institution designed to serve students with problems that cannot be dealt with in a traditional school setting or their at-risk programs.  It provides an alternative method of continuing learning in an atmosphere which is sensitive and suited to the development of the intellectual, physical, and social capabilities of our students.  This is accomplished within an educational environment that is healthy, safe, trusting, caring and challenging.

Appleton Central is a creative educational institution designed to serve students in grades 7-12 with problems that cannot be dealt with in a traditional school setting or their at-risk programs.  It provides an alternative method of continuing learning in an atmosphere which is sensitive and suited to the development of the intellectual, physical, and social capabilities of our students.  This is accomplished within an educational environment that is healthy, safe, trusting, caring and challenging.

Components of the Instructional Program

Appleton Central High School, is a safe and nurturing environment which offers academic, physical, and social/emotional health educational opportunities for students in a small school environment with low student to teacher ratio.  Students earn credits in the classroom, utilizing on-line learning and through working and volunteering.  We provide a wellness and nutrition program.  Students and families have the support and guidance from a school social worker and professional counselor.  We work closely with a variety of community agencies to assist our families in overcoming the obstacles that are getting in the way of student success.  

Appleton Central provides opportunities to draw upon the strengths of supportive staff, families, and community organizations while nurturing the most lasting and important protective factor a young person can develop - his or her own motivation.  This school utilizes approaches that attempt to motivate young people to think of their own future, their self worth, and their potential, thus affecting a range of behaviors, not just one type of risk.  Supporting young people in positive ways - through education, adult and community connections, praise, encouragement, and celebration of young people's achievements - is good for young people and the community as a whole.

What are the Functional Objectives of Appleton Central?

  • Assist students in achieving a high school diploma and skills essential for success in a technical college, the military, and work

  • Incorporate a developmental program that helps students develop attitudes more wholesome, healthy and rewarding

  • Deal with the studentsí social disorientation and provide a course of readjustment

  • Develop personalized instruction for each student

  • Encourage the development of character, including the skill of appropriate decision making, encompassing honesty, integrity and persistence in adversity

  • Establish a flexible school day for students who must work because of personal and/or financial need

  • Assist in the development of marketable job skills

  • Assist in the development of parenting skills for our teen parents

  • Increase access to and coordination of quality mental health care, AODA, and medical services

  • Develop competence in a number of areas, including: physical, social and emotional health, employability, intellectual curiosity and learning, confidence and character education, and parenting skills. 

Who Can be Consider for a Referral and Possible Placement in the Central High School day program?

Any Appleton Area School District student who meets one or more of the following criteria could be considered for a referral and possible placement at Appleton Central:

  • Generally second semester sophomores or older

  • Significantly credit deficient

  • Motivated to alter behavioral patterns that have contributed to their credit deficiency

  • Ability to earn elective credit through a work study / volunteer program

  • Ability to earn credit utilizing computer based instructional courses

  • Teen parents

  • Mental health concerns

  • Criminal thinking

  • AODA concerns

  • Academic delays

Enrollment Process

Students are referred for possible enrollment through one of the three attendance area Appleton  high schools:  Appleton East, West or North.  Once referred staff from Appleton Central High School contact the student and their parents/guardians to schedule an enrollment interview.  During the enrollment interview the family learns more in-depth information about the school, tours the school and if they decide to enroll their student completes the necessary enrollment paperwork.

Parents and students seeking to attend Central High School should contact their student's attendance area school administrator, social worker, or counselor to request consideration for enrollment.

Enrollment occurs prior to the beginning of each semester and is limited to space availability.

 

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Appleton Central High School
May 09, 2013