English Language Learners
ELL services address the needs of students age four through high school, at all school sites. Children who have been in the United States for a short time are taught via a content-based pull-out model for a portion of the school day. For other students, we use a variety of sheltered-English, class-inclusion, and bilingual models according to instructional best practice.
Chartwells School Dining Services
provides an appealing and nutritionally sound food program that is safe and affordable for parents, students, faculty and staff. The Food Service operation is self-supporting, generating revenue to cover the cost of all food & paper products, employee salaries & benefits, replacement equipment for kitchens & office, uniforms, office supplies, phone service, computer equipment & software, equipment repairs, and specialized maintenance.
The district offers FREE four-year-old kindergarten (preschool) for every child whose parent chooses to participate. Under MPSD auspices, more than 350 preschoolers are served at seven 4K sites around the community. Classrooms provide learning support for typically developing youngsters as well as for children with delays and those with advanced skills and abilities. Please call 920-686-4786 for more information regarding registration.
Gifted and Talented (EXCEL)
The K-12 EXCEL program identifies students with special talents in order to meet their needs on an individual basis. A flexible policy on acceleration provides a way for high-ability students to move ahead. In addition, specialists in gifted education provide resources and counsel for classroom teachers, thereby enriching the instruction of all students. EXCEL also provides socio-emotional programming and interventions for underachieving and at-risk gifted and talented students.
The information technology group provides technology-based services for the MPSD students, faculty, and administration. The online help desk allows you to submit a request for help. Login to the help desk the same login and password as your computer and email
The prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme
is a rigorous course of study for highly motivated juniors and seniors. The IB experience develops inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people and equips them to create a more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. In addition to the full diploma program, individual students may take one or more IB classes and sophomores and freshmen may enroll in IB prep courses.
The Rahr Memorial School Forest serves as a multiple-use natural school and community resource, providing opportunities for people to develop awareness of and appreciation for the natural world to become informed, responsible decision-makers regarding the environment. The 293-acre complex includes four buildings, a wildlife pond, handicap-accessible nature trails, and a quarter mile of Lake Michigan frontage. Experiences at camp are integrated with the regular curriculum and are closely tied to State Standards.
School to Career
The Education for Employment program links academic and occupational standards to workplace skills and experiences. Instruction includes career decision making and employability skills, including work behaviors. Instruction also provides for the practical application of academic skills and applied technologies. The secondary schools enable students to explore traditional and non-traditional careers through innovative coursework, work experience, youth apprenticeships, job shadowing, business tours, and other variations.