Central offices consolidate to open more classroom space

Under the newly approved Long Range Plan for the Sheboygan Area School District, one of the objectives is to efficiently utilize building capacity.  As the district continues to expand educational opportunities for students, cost effective building usage is a top priority. In the coming months, the downtown offices of the Sheboygan Area School District will undergo a transition to open up more classroom space for students. The administrative offices of the district, located at 830 Virginia Ave, will be consolidated, making space for the new-to-open charter schools - The Mosaic School, Ideas Academy and Central High School.

The central location of the building is an asset, as is the configuration. Little will need to be done to ready the space for classroom use. The building, which once served as a high school, has maintained its "school-type" design, so converting offices back into classrooms will be a fairly easy transition.

While the central administration building currently houses classrooms for students in Riverview Academy and Tower Academy, details are being worked out to move Tower Academy from the central administration building to 721 N. 6th St. (which is the St. Clement School). The Riverview Academy program is in its final year.

The Mosaic School, Ideas Academy, and Central High School will open in the fall of 2011.

The Mosaic School serves students in grades 6-8. It offers an active small community and a challenging academic program focused on innovative thinking and creative problem solving to develop independent learners for the 21st Century.

IDEAS Academy, which will replace the half-day Etude High School, is a project-based 21st Century high school with a rigorous standards-based problem-solving curriculum, offering a hybrid flexible education model with a 21st Century reporting system.

Central High School will offer a supportive learning environment based upon individualized learning plans that incorporate a variety of learning models to fit the diverse needs to all students.