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Hours 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
School leader Pascual Rodriguez
District Bruce Guadalupe Agency
Transportation options None

Programs

Classes

6
Visual Arts
including: Photography
5
Music
including: Band
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Jazz band
Orchestra
Performing & written arts Dance
Media arts Computer animation
Graphics
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Ceramics
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
World languages taught Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Engineering
Foreign languages
Mathematics
Music
Performing arts
Science
Service learning
Special Education
Technology
Visual arts
Instructional / curriculum models used Direct instruction
Individually guided instruction
Project-based
Standards-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Special schedule Extended / longer school day
Block scheduling
Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old

Support

19
Facilities
including: Playground
Extra learning resources Career/college counseling
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Level of ESL/ELL programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Level of special education programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Emotional behavioral disabilities
Other
Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments
Facilities Sports Fields
Art room
Audiovisual aids
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
College / career center
Gym
Industrial shop
Internet access
Kitchen
Learning lab
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Parent center
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Hispanic 97% 10%
White, not Hispanic 3% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 0% 10%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
English learners 20% 6%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 78% 41%
Female 55% 48%
Male 45% 52%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

6
Girls Sports
including: Volleyball
7
Boys Sports
including: Basketball
10
Clubs
including: Science club
Girls sports Basketball
Flag football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Flag football
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Boys sports (misc.) Boxing
Girls sports (misc.) Boxing
Clubs (misc.) Financial Literacy
Clubs Art club
Book / reading club
Community service
Foreign language and culture club
Homework help / Study buddy club
Robotics club
Science club
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Technology club
Clubs - language Spanish
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
After school end time 5:00 PM
Before school start time 7:30 AM

Culture

Dress code Uniforms
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
School mascot Gauchos
School colors Blue, White
Students typically continue on to these schools Milwaukee Private High Schools
  Charter High Schools
  Suburban High Schools

Awards

Community service award Youth Volunteer Corps
Year received 2012
Community service award Eddy Award (Strings Program)
Year received 2012
Academic award Wisconsin Charter School of the Year
Year received 2010

Teachers

21
Staff
including: Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
College counselor
Computer specialist
Cooking / nutrition teacher
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Librarian / media specialist
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Reading specialist
Robotics / Technology specialist
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker / counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor
World languages spoken by staff Spanish

Teacher characteristics

  This school State average
Teacher experience: 5 years or more 67% 83%
Education levels: Master's degree or higher 21% 55%
Teachers with a valid license 94% 98%
Source: See notes

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Columbia College of Nursing
Partner website Www.ccon.edu
Partner United Community Center, Inc.
Partner website Www.unitedcc.org
Partner Latino Arts, Inc.
Partner website Www.latinoartsinc.org
Partner PAVE
Partner website Www.pave.org
Partner Schools That Can-Milwaukee
Partner website Www.stcmilwaukee.org

Enrollment

Learn more Http://www.bgcsedu.org/BGCS.htm
Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline One deadline
Application deadline 02/15/2013
# of applications received 300
For the year 2012-2013
# of students accepted 190
For the year 2012-2013

Sources

Student diversity WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013
Students by group WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013
  NCES, 2011-2012
Teacher characteristics WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012