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Pewaukee Public Schools
Pewaukee School District serves over 2,500 students in a safe campus setting. Early childhood to third-grade students attend Pewaukee Lake Elementary School, fourth-grade to sixth-grade students attend Horizon Elementary School, seventh- and eighth-grade students attend Asa Clark Middle School, and ninth-grade to twelfth-grade students attend Pewaukee High School.

Concentration on reading and math for elementary-aged students, with early intervention strategies, is a priority. In addition, science, social studies, language arts, world language, art, physical education, computers, and music courses are offered. Gifted and talented students, and students with exceptional needs are served from the elementary years through graduation.

Asa Clark Middle School and Pewaukee High School offer not only the traditional core academic programs and extracurricular courses, but students may also choose engineering courses through the nationally-certified Project Lead the Way curriculum. The rigorous curriculum allows students to apply what they are learning in math and science class to real-life engineering and technology projects. Another popular addition to the curriculum is Mandarin Chinese, added to the world languages department in 2010. Pewaukee High School boasts the highest graduation rate in Wisconsin with 99 percent of students receiving a diploma.

Pewaukee School District makes personalized learning and use of technology in the classroom a priority. All students from fifth grade to twelfth grade have a personal computer provided through the school. This enhances the personalized learning programs such as the project-based Academy 21 program, beginning at Asa Clark Middle School.

Building and remodeling projects at Pewaukee High School were completed in 2012. This includes an 8-classroom addition, a 3-station gymnasium addition, a renovated auditorium, an expanded cafeteria, and renovated fine arts classrooms. Classrooms are equipped with state of the art capabilities in the new and enhanced areas.

Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts exam reading and math scores are predominantly in the 90 percent range for proficient and advanced categories in grades 3-8 and 10. Pewaukee High School ACT scores averaged 23.5 out of 36 in the 2011-2012 school year. Eleven teachers have received the prestigious Herb Kohl Teacher Fellowship Award since the program began.

Pewaukee School District is not only a leader in innovative educational instruction, but in results-oriented continuous improvement practices. Pewaukee School District was the only school district in Wisconsin to receive the Excellence award from the Wisconsin Forward Award program in 2010. The District continues to strive for excellence at the national level using the Baldrige model to achieve performance excellence.

Waukesha County Technical College
Waukesha County Technical College was founded in 1923 and proudly serves approximately 28,000 students annually who take WCTC’s class offerings to prepare for a new job, enhance their career credentials, brush up on basic academic skills or enjoy personal enrichment classes. The College, located in Pewaukee, provides accessible career and technical education to strengthen the community through life-long learning.

Throughout its history, WCTC has strived to maintain an ever-changing program and service mix that reflects the immediate and future needs of Waukesha County employers and citizens. More than 700 area industry professionals serve on Advisory Committees to guide WCTC curriculum and ensure that what is taught in the classroom exceeds employer expectations.

Waukesha County Technical College offers 130 programs housed within four schools: The School of Business; The School of Applied Technologies; The School of Protective and Human Services; and The School of Health. The College offers associate’s degrees, technical diplomas, apprenticeships and certificate programs. Areas of study include Business Management, IT, Automations Systems Technology, Early Childhood Education, Electrical Engineering Technology, Nursing, Culinary Management, Graphic Design, Criminal Justice, and Web and Software Developer.

WCTC is also committed to service-learning, which integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection, teaches civic responsibility, and strengthens communities. WCTC received the U.S. Presidential Higher Education Community Honor Roll for Service Learning in 2009 and 2012.

WCTC offers many transfer agreements between WCTC programs and select four-year colleges and universities. The majority of WCTC’s associate’s degree programs have specific transfer agreements with private and/or public universities such as Carroll University, Marquette University, MSOE, Mount Mary, Cardinal Stritch, Alverno, UW-Stout, UW-Milwaukee and UW-Green Bay.

In addition to the Pewaukee campus, WCTC also maintains a satellite campus in downtown Waukesha which provides High School Completion options, English as a Second Language (ESL), U.S. Citizenship courses, Nursing Assistant courses, and Personal Enrichment and Non-credit courses.

WCTC’s Center for Business Performance Solutions provides customized learning opportunities, technical resources, and strategic assistance to companies focused on building strong workers which lead to increased efficiencies, improved production, enhanced customer relationships and progressive innovation. The Center provides training focused on lean processes for coaching, six sigma, basic and advanced skills on software applications, core workplace skills, team building, leadership, and customer service, among many others.

While WCTC’s Center for Business Performance Solutions serves many established mid- and large-size businesses and organizations, WCTC’s Small Business Center assists those contemplating launching a small business. The Small Business Center offers free one-on-one counseling, networking groups, low-cost small business classes and referrals to financing and other resources.

WCTC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). HLC is a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). Accreditation means that WCTC has been certified and meets established criteria for providing quality education. In addition, many WCTC programs meet occupation-specific certification/accreditation requirements.

For more information about Waukesha County Technical College, visit www.wctc.edu.

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