Arrowhead Union High School District

The mission of Arrowhead High School is to provide a comprehensive public education that challenges individuals to reach their full potential. Students, school, parents, and community share the responsibility to provide an “Arrowhead Experience” that will enable students to become responsible adults who can succeed in the future. With students as the focus of all that we do, we are committed to establishing and achieving high expectations with measurable goals that promote excellence.

The array of courses offered in the Arrowhead High School curriculum is designed to prepare students with differing interests and abilities for a wide variety of life-after-high school options.

Academic Standards

The Arrowhead Union High School District’s academic standards for the subject areas required by Wisconsin Act 55 have been developed and modified over the years through blending the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards, Common Core State Standards, locally developed standards, and academic standards recommended by reputable national organizations in identified curricular areas. These standards shall be in effect during the 2016-17 school year.

Please see academic department pages below for more information on department-specific academic standards.

Educational Options

Educational options for children living within the Arrowhead Union High School District as required by WI statutes 115.385 and 118.57:

The Arrowhead High School Union District offers students a variety of educational options to children who reside in the District. The District’s primary educational pathway and instructional program for students involves a progression from 9th through 12th grade, leading to a high school diploma.

Arrowhead High School’s most recent performance category, as assigned by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) under section 115.385 of the state statutes, is:  Exceeds ExpectationsThe full version of the most recent school report, can be accessed via the District’s website:

Some of the specific education programs offered to eligible students who are enrolled in and attending Arrowhead High School include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Advanced Placement courses
  • Alternative education program(s)
  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs
  • Honors courses
  • Individualized programming and academic interventions
  • Integrated Learning Experience
  • One-to-one technology enhanced learning
  • Special education for students with disabilities
  • Summer school programming
  • Workplace practicums in healthcare, technology, and global experience

Educational options for students who are enrolled in Arrowhead High School that involve part-time attendance at an additional educational institution include the following:

  • The Course Options Program, which 
    • provides opportunities to apply for approval to take up to 2 courses at a time at another educational institution;
    • is subject to state and local eligibility requirements, including the limitation that the courses must satisfy a high school graduation requirement.
  • The Youth Options Program, which
    • provides opportunities to apply for approval to take courses at certain institutions of higher education once related Arrowhead High School coursework has been exhausted; and
    • is available only to students who are enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade.

Additional educational options for children who reside in the District that involve full-time enrollment/attendance at a school, program, or other educational institution that is not a school or instrumentality of Arrowhead High School include the following:

  • 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 the student’s high school graduation or to a high school equivalency diploma.
  • Full-time Open Enrollment involving physical attendance in a public school of a nonresident school district or attendance through a virtual charter school that is associated with a nonresident school district.
  • Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, a child with a disability who meets the program’s specific 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 the state statutes.
  • Enrollment in a private school participating in the Wisconsin parental choice program. The following participating private school is located within the District’s boundaries: Lake Country Lutheran High School.
  • 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 Arrowhead High School boundaries but who are enrolled in and attending a private school or home-based private educational program include the following:

  • Such students have the opportunity to attend summer school classes/programs offered in the District, provided eligibility requirements are met.
  • Private school students in the high school grades have the opportunity to apply for approval to take up two courses per semester in a District school, provided space is available and pursuant to section 118.145(4) of the state statutes.
  • Students who are enrolled in a home-based private educational program have the opportunity to:
    • Apply for approval to take up two courses per semester in public schools, provided space is available and pursuant to section 118.53 of the state statutes.
    • Participate in District interscholastic athletics and other District extracurricular activities as provided under section 118.133 of the state statues.

For more information about any of the educational options listed in this notice, please contact the District’s main administrative office at 262-369-3611 or the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.