Lake Geneva Schools Opens Two Charter Schools

Lake Geneva Schools Opens Two Charter Schools
Posted on 01/30/2019
Lake Geneva Schools Opens Two Charter Schools

Lake Geneva, January 30, 2019 - Lake Geneva Schools announces the opening of two charter schools for the 2019 - 2020 school year, Maple Park Charter School (4K – 8th Grade) and New Visions Charter School (9th Grade – 12th Grade). The new schools will provide a new and unique learning environment for students. 

“Lake Geneva Schools is committed to supporting quality education programs. A community need has arisen for a blended learning approach that will challenge students to reach their full potential. As a result, the Lake Geneva Joint #1 School District and Lake Geneva-Genoa City Union (Badger) High School District joined with the Maple Park Charter School Governance Board and the New Visions Governance Board to create a new and unique learning environment for students,” stated Dr. Jim Gottinger, Superintendent of Lake Geneva Schools.  

Dr. Gottinger went on to say, “The addition of Maple Park and New Visions Charter Schools aligns with our mission of 
Honoring the unique talents of all, WE, the Lake Geneva Area Schools, families and communities, commit to providing every student with an excellent education that ensures the development of responsible, respectful citizens and inspires life-long learning. These Charter Schools allow us to provide a new and unique learning opportunity for students and families that are looking for an education that does not align with our traditional schools.” 

Maple Park Charter School offers a blended learning approach. Each student receives a personalized learning plan and individual curriculum based on state-mandated standards. The program includes a menu of learning options that best 
fits the needs of the students. The virtual curriculum component is paired with a licensed teacher that delivers the virtual instruction and a local educational guide that provides face-to-face support.

“Maple Park Charter School provides individual support to all children and parents”, stated Dr. Janice Eckola, Director of Curriculum and Instruction. She went on to say, “This includes weekly check-ins with a licensed teacher that focus on: improving learning by planned instruction, diagnosing learning needs, prescribing content delivery through class activities, assessing learning, reporting outcomes to administration, parents 
and students, and evaluating the effects of instruction.”

At Maple Park Charter School, students have the opportunity to attend enhanced learning days, as well. During these days, students are able to come into a district school building for gym, music, world cultures, art, literacy block, STEM and more. 

New Visions Charter School also provides a blended learning approach. Each student receives a personalized learning plan and individual curriculum based on state-mandated standards. The difference is that New Visions is a virtual program. The virtual curriculum is supported by a Local Educational Guide (LEG) who provides face-to-face support for the students. Students who enroll in New Visions Charter School can also attend classes at Badger High School as part of their blended approach.  

“New Visions Charter School’s parents and students attend curriculum planning sessions with the LEG and a school counselor,” Dr. Eckola explained. “Students are introduced to a four-year planning guide. This guide incorporates Career Clusters into course selections. These tools are ways for students to group their required courses and electives into a coherent sequence in preparation for college or career,” stated Dr. Eckola.

Maple Park and New Visions Charter Schools are now accepting enrollment for the 2019 - 2020 school year.  For more information, visit Lake Geneva Schools website or call (262) 348-1000.


Maple Park Charter School


New Visions Charter School


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