The Stevens Point Area Public School District (SPAPSD) offers a variety of educational options to students who reside within District attendance boundaries. The District’s primary educational pathway and instructional program involves a progression from 4-Year-Old Kindergarten through 12th grade,leading to a high school diploma.  Specific educational programs offered to eligible students enrolled in and attending a District school include:

    Early-childhood special education (for those students at least 3-years-old but not yet school age)
    Special education for students with disabilities
    English Language Learner programs
    Gifted and Talented (GT) education
    Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs
    Individualized program and curricular modifications
    Alternative education programs for at-risk students (students identified as being at-risk of not graduating from high school)
    Summer learning programming
    Charter school option
    Virtual education programming (OLC)

    Stevens Point Area School District schools include:
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    Bannach Elementary
    Madison Elementary
    Plover-Whiting Elementary
    McKinley Elementary
    Roosevelt Elementary
    McDill Elementary
    Jefferson Elementary
    Washington Elementary
    Kennedy Elementary
    Ben Franklin Middle School (Grades 7-9)
    P.J. Jacobs Middle School (Grades 7-9)
    Charles Fernandez Center (Grades 11-12)
    Point of Discovery Charter (Grades 7-12)
    Stevens Point Area High School (Grades 10-12)

    The District’s most recent school and school district accountability reports, as issued by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction under section 115.385 of state statutes, can be accessed at https://apps2.dpi.wi.gov/reportcards/ . Under the “District” heading, scroll down and select “Stevens Point.” You can then select the report card for the District or for any school within the District. 

    Educational options for SPAPSD students involving part-time attendance at an educational institution other than a SPAPSD school include:  The Early College Credit Program, which allows Wisconsin public and private high school students to take one or more courses at an institution of higher education for high school and/or college credit. “Institution of higher education” means an institution within the University of Wisconsin System, a tribally controlled college, or a private, nonprofit institution of higher education located in the state.  The Start College Now Program, which allows Wisconsin public school students who have finished 10th grade and are in good standing to take one or more courses at a state technical college. Part-Time Open Enrollment, which allows a student enrolled in a public school in the high school grades to attend public school in a nonresident school district for the purpose of taking a course offered by the nonresident school district. A student may attend no more than two courses at any time in nonresident school districts. Project SEARCH is a high school transition program that provides business led, one-year, school-to-work opportunities directly in the workplace for its participants.

    For SPAPSD students residing within the boundaries of the District, additional full-time educational options that are not a school or instrumentality of the District include:  High school students meeting certain age and other eligibility requirements may be permitted to attend a technical college or certain other programs for the purpose of completing a program leading to a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma.  Full-time Open Enrollment involving physical attendance in a public school of a nonresident district or attendance through a virtual charter school associated with a nonresident district.  A student with a disability who meets eligibility requirements may apply to attend an eligible, participating private school under a scholarship awarded through the state’s Special Needs Scholarship Program as established under section 115.7915 of state statutes.  Enrollment in a private school of the family’s choosing (at the family’s own cost, as applicable).  Enrollment in a home-based private educational program as provided under state law. Educational options for children who reside in the SPAPSD and who are enrolled in and attending a private school or home-based private educational program include:  The opportunity to attend SPAPSD summer learning programming.  The opportunity to apply for approval to take up to two courses per semester in a SPAPSD school subject to sufficient space, pursuant to section 118.145(4) of state statutes.  A student involved in a home-based private educational program may participate in SPAPSD interscholastic athletics pursuant to section 118.113 of state statutes. For more information about any of these educational opportunities, please contact the Education Department of the Stevens Point Area Public School District at 715-345-5466.  

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    Stevens Point Area Public School District
    Educational Services Department
    1900 Polk Street

    Stevens Point, WI  54481

    Phone: 715-345-5466
    Fax: 715-345-7355

    Assistant Superintendent/Director of Elementary Education
    Christopher Nyman

    Administrative Assistant to the Director of Elementary Education
    Amber Haferman

    Director of Secondary Education
    Jeff Mlsna

    Administrative Assistant to the Director of Secondary Education
    Teresa Bence