High School Features
In our senior high schools, grades 9 through 12, comprehensive programs emphasizing achievement in mathematics, world languages, science, communication skills, physical fitness, the fine arts and career, technical and service education are offered. Over 350 class offerings enable students to choose from a wide range of disciplines when designing their educational programs. Kenosha Unified has very stringent graduation requirements. This ensures our graduates are ready to face the challenges of post-secondary education and training or entry into the competitive workplace.
- A comprehensive curriculum is offered with a wide variety of classes in
academic, vocational and technical, business and the fine arts disciplines.
AP, Honors, and regular classes are offered in 12 departments representing
over 350 different course selections.
- Honors classes for students identified as gifted and talented in different
areas offer advanced course-work in such areas as mathematics, science, social
studies, music and art.
- Career Counseling is available to all students. Each high school maintains
a comprehensive Career Counseling Center containing information on more than
1,700 post-secondary institutions and 800 different occupations.
- College entrance exams are offered by the schools as a special service to
student. Tests offered include the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test-National
Merit Scholarship Qualification Test (PSAT/NMSQT), the SAT, and the American College Test (ACT). Test fees and registration
are the responsibilities of the individual student or parent.
- Interscholastic activities include both academic and athletic competitions.
Male athletes compete in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf,
swimming, tennis, track and wrestling. Female athletes compete in basketball,
cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and volleyball.
Schools are members of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association.
- Art, Drama, Forensics, Debate, Creative Writing, Music and other District
level and state level competitions are held annually.
- Foreign Language instruction is available in French, German and Spanish.
- Library Media Services consist of three major areas: Television, audio-visual
and library services. Three of the high schools create student-produced television
programs for airing on the District operated Cable Channel 20.
- Extra-curricular and Co-Curricular organizations help students augment the
skills they have learned in the classroom setting. All activities are coordinated
by the Student Activities Director. Teachers volunteer their time to serve
as advisors to co-curricular organizations. Kenosha Unified students involved
in co-curricular organizations continue to win numerous awards in regional,
state and national level competitions sponsored by their organizations.
- Student governments, newspapers, yearbooks, radio and television broadcasting
and other means are used by the students to communicate with their fellow
students and the community in general.
- Students are encouraged to become involved in activities that contribute
positively to the community.
- Summer school offers students the opportunity for remedial or enrichment
education in academic and vocational areas.
- Newsletters to parents and guardians are issued a minimum of four times
annually to create an awareness of school policies and activities.