How do I apply and get accepted into Pathways High?

Start your application for the 2019-2020 School Year today!  There is no need to open enroll your student(s) with the Department of Instruction to attend Pathways High. 


If more students apply by January 31, 2019 to attend Pathways High than there are spaces available, a random lottery will be held on February 1st. Pathways High will enroll a total of 120 students for the 2019-2020 school year. Space is currently available for 40 new freshman or sophomore students.


Juniors will be on a case by case basis and must commit to the (5th) IMPACT year.


Who attends PH- is this an alternative school?

No.  We are a school that serves all demographics.  Most alternative schools are labeled that because students that attend the school can not attend a traditional public school.  In our case, most of our students have many options and have decided that the opportunities we are offer are better than other schools.


What are the fees to attend PH?

Pathways High is a free public high school chartered by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


 Does Pathways High have sports?  

Yes, we do have sports.  Our sports program is being developed and expanding every year.  Our athletic director, Mr. Charters, works closely with our students to determine their interests.  During the 2018-2019 school year we had students playing boys basketball, football, cross- country and rowing.


What extracurriculars or clubs do you have?

Our Dean of Culture, Mr. Myers, works closely with our students to determine their interests.  Our students take ownership of club development. For the 2018-2019 school year we have the following clubs: Theater- in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, student government, GSA, gaming club, book club, anime club, life fitness and dance club.


How are classes taught?

We deliver the required high school academic standards through Interdisciplinary Seminars.  Student's learning is shown through final projects/products and evidence of standard proficiency as opposed to a test score or grade.


Every 9 weeks students will select seminars that contain the academic standards and EMPOWER Skills they need in order to graduate. Students are supported by their Advisor in selecting the seminars to keep students on track for graduation.


Do we provide transportation

No, we do not provide transportation.  We work closely with our families to help arrange carpools and we work with donors to provide bus tickets as needed.


How can we partner with Pathways High?

We are always looking for new business and community partners.  Please head on over to our Contact tab and someone from PH will get back to you shortly.


What are your School hours?

For the 2018-2019 school year our school hours are 8:30 am - 2:15 pm on Monday and 8:30 am - 3:30pm Tuesday-Thursday.  The school is open at 7:30 am and remains open till 5pm for those students who are participating in clubs or have appointments with one of our teachers who have after school office hours.


Do we have uniforms?

We do not have uniforms.  You can find our dress code listed in the student and parent handbook.

Can I get into college if I go to Pathways High?

Yes.  Students from Pathways High receive the educational competencies that higher education requires.  Even during your time at PH, you will have opportunities to take advanced coursework through Milwaukee area colleges and universities through our dual enrollment program.


Pathways High
3022 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53208
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