- Blended Learning – Blending face-to-face project-based learning with technology supported instruction.
- Adult Education & Skill Building – The Equivalency KUSD High School Diploma.
- Transition – Designed to reengage struggling regular education students.
Reuther faculty is implementing a new instructional plan for our school that included restructuring our schedule and how instruction is delivered. Underachievement and disproportionate achievement results for many high school students are understood as requiring updated approaches combined with traditional teaching. At the heart of Reuther’s new plan is blending face-to-face project-based learning with technology supported instruction providing the opportunity for students to experience both personalized learning support while practicing collaboration skills.
The term Blended Learning can mean a variety of things but includes a meaningful online component as part of the instructional process that allows students to work with an element of control over time, place, path or pace. Blended Learning also includes a significant onsite (in school) face-to-face instruction. At Reuther we provide full day school opportunities at school. Some components of online work can also be completed at home. Students are expected to be at school for their scheduled time.
Reuther school goals are to improve literacy and numeracy skills while delivering the core content and also developing a strong and positive school culture and climate. In addition to serving students who stay on track with credits for graduation from the 9th grade, we provide for students who need extra time and help and those who come to the school with credit deficiency later on in high school. The Blended Learning option is focused on supporting students to improve core skills whether it is accelerating in areas that are strengths or making up skill gaps. With collaboration time in classes and electives students explore interests and interpersonal skills while learning with their same-aged peers.
The ultimate goal is to achieve graduation through a regular diploma with a plan for next steps in education beyond high school. As our students progress toward graduation (11th and 12th grade) they have the opportunity for a varied school schedule depending on their credit needs. They may participate in Youth Options and contracted college course work, work schedules and/or independent learning coursework. Most 11th graders in our school still need a full day schedule but they will have increased flexibility if they are on track or ahead in credits. By 12th grade, students may be on varied schedules affording the opportunity to take college credits.
Blended Learning exposes students to the important skills of independent work, collaboration, online learning, and exploration of interests. Please visit Reuther for more information!
KUSD High School Competency Diploma (Graduation Test)
The Adult Education Program helps students who want to graduate through Kenosha Unified School District’s Competency Diploma option. Students work independently at their own pace with help from the teachers to complete all requirements. Students also study, review, and prepare to take the graduation test. Students work with the classroom teacher to establish a schedule that will help the student be successful. In order to increase a student’s ability to pass the graduation test (ITED) students must attend regularly, work hard, and study.
What is the High School Competency Diploma?
It is an alternate way to graduate for students who meet all requirements and pass the Iowa Tests of Educational Development (ITED). With this diploma graduates can go to college, join the military or go directly to work. However, the diploma may not be accepted by all colleges, trade schools, apprenticeship programs, or branches of the military.
How does the program work?
Students in their cohort year who are credit deficient will meet with their counselors to determine credit status and feasibility of graduating by earning credits. Students are required to attend school, study for the test and complete all prerequisites. Students who attend school for test preparation will be subject to all classroom, school, and District policies.
What is Skill Building?
Students in 11th grade who are credit deficient will meet with a counselor to determine credit status and feasibility of graduating through credit acquisition. Eligible students will complete course requirements during their junior year; and will be allowed to take the ITED test in the fall of their senior year to graduate with the Equivalency Diploma.
The Transition Program is designed to reengage struggling regular education students. It targets students with health issues that have prevented them from attending a traditional high school program. Homebound students may be placed in Transition prior to being returned to a traditional schedule. Transition uses Edgenuity, a computer curriculum which allows students to earn credits at an accelerated pace in a computer lab.
If you have any questions, please contact your guidance counselor for more information.