Application Process

Application Process Update due to School Closure

Reuther is an alternative high school in KUSD that can provide; academic support for struggling learners, a smaller setting (20 or less in each class) for students that may deal with social/emotional issues like anxiety, and teachers that strive to build relationships with students to best support their learning.  When students are reviewed for admission the main factor taken into consideration is your student’s behavior record.  Reuther is a school that many students choose to attend to get away from distractions in the classroom so they can receive the support they need to be successful. We do not expect a perfect behavior record but students with repeat behaviors of disrupting the classroom and disrespect to staff are many times not accepted until improved behavior is shown at their boundary school. If you have specific questions regarding your student’s behavior record, please email Jon Otto at jotto@kusd.edu.

Due to the school closure we will be doing our interview process slightly different for the 2020-2021 school year. If you are interested in pursuing Reuther for the 2020-2021 school year please have a parent/guardian fill out the  Parent/Guardian Admission Questions and the student fill out the Student Admission Questions to start the admission process. Once the responses are received Jon Otto will reach out with more information to set up a virtual interview.


Print, complete, and return Reuther Enrollment Application (Reuther Application-Spanish) to Reuther Central High School, Attention: Applications, 913 57th Street, Kenosha WI 53140; fax #262-359-6281. An Interview will be set up once your application is received and reviewed. Any questions, please call Alicia Chapa, 262-359-6138.

Due to the specialized curriculum, the process of acceptance into choice/magnet high schools includes review of applicant’s records to ensure appropriate placement for student success. Continuation in a choice/magnet program is dependent on the student maintaining performance standards of that program. To be accepted, students must meet the basic entrance requirements for each small school within Reuther Central High School.

Note for current 8th Graders: All 8th grade students need to complete a High School Selection form by the end of January in their 8th grade year.  Students who select Reuther Central High School will be offered to interview with us.  Students and parents are encouraged to attend an overview presentation of our programs on January 13, 2020, in the Reuther Auditorium beginning at 6 pm.

Application Requirements:

Blended Learning Program

  • Review of applicant’s transcript/school records
  • Credit requirements review
  • Interview of student

Transition Program

  • Special circumstances requiring modified curriculum/schedule (Health circumstances usually require documentation from a health professional.)
  • Standardized test scores used to predict student academic readiness for independent study curriculum
  • Age 16 or older
  • Reuther administrative/counselor recommendation
  • Interview of student and parent/guardian
  • Parent/guardian consent

Adult Education Program – Adult Learning (Equivalency KUSD High School Diploma)

  • Age 18  (Ideally, students will have taken the test one time prior to enrollment)
  • Reuther student, age 17 (will be 18 by next test date) with parent/guardian permission and administrative approval
  • Test score review
  • Credit requirements review
  • Interview of student