Menomonie Alternative High School is a school of choice for at-promise/at-risk students in grades 9-12 and some adult learners. The mission of the Alternative High School is to empower students to be lifelong learners, caring individuals, and citizens who are responsible for their own behaviors.
Lifelong Learning/Caring Individuals/Responsible Citizens
Students have five (5) primary means of earning credits: student initiated project; traditional classes for credit; on line classes; PASS individual programming; and classes taught by community volunteers. Students have the opportunity to participate in activities such as high and low ropes courses, rock climbing, downhill skiing, canoeing, and participating in a High Mileage Vehicle Contest at UW Stout.
Students participate in a work experience program and gain career awareness through the use of the WisCareers Program and visits to post-secondary schools. Seventy two (72) hours of community service is required of each student for graduation. Community volunteers play a large role in the school in a variety of roles ranging from teaching art classes, yoga, poetry, to tutoring individual students.
It is the belief of those who believe in and support the Alternative High School that one of the first steps to becoming a Lifelong Learner, Caring Individual, and Responsible Citizen is to attend school regularly, successfully complete the Alternative High School experience, attain a high school diploma, and be a responsible citizen who participates productively in the community in which they live.