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Milwaukee Community Cyber High School

Charter | 9-12 | 175 students

Blended Online Learning

 
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2012:
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Posted May 20, 2013

Well organized school with a modern approach to learning. My daughter has excelled! Dress code and standards of conduct instill respect and sense of community amongst the diverse student body. Frequency of progress reports and conferences keep parents well informed. Format helps students regain confidence if they have struggled academically or socially in traditional public school setting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

MC2 assessed our Freshman's needs and gave her the individual support and professional expertise to surpass her own expectations. She is more confident, interested and informed than when she first walked in their door. MC2 made our Freshman a better student and a more mature teenager. The entire staff is responsible for her academic success and her personal development.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2013

I appreciate finding this small high school which is able to provide an educational experience more tailored to individual student needs. MC2 provides a rather intimate environment where I have found the principal and the teachers to be receptive to our input. The teachers are able to recognize and work with my daughter's intellectual gifts and her challenges. Although the online curriculum has some inevitable limitations, I know that the staff is working on expanding the course options and they were flexible enough to grant credit for other types of courses in which my daughter engaged. My daughter feels safe, happy and accomplished at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2013

If you are looking for a small high school with the caring teachers and administrators, you are in the right place. My experience as a parent has been encouraging as I witnessed the teachers willingness to adjust to many different learning styles and not try to fit every student into the same mold. It was also great to see the teachers and administrators support the team sporting events after school as spectators not because they had to but becasue they wanted to. In a small school envirnonment that kind of support goes a long way for students transitioning into adulthood, looking for acceptance and encouragement. The Cyber school approach to education in this setting is the best of both worlds because the socialization of a classroom setting is in place yet the student has the opportunity to over time have online classes that can be completed at their own pace. Particularly beneficial for Cyber parents who can log on for daily progress, attendance and email updates. Wether your student is advanced or average, don't miss the option of Milwaukee Community Cyber School to round out the unique educational experience you may be searching for in Milwaukee.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2012

We love seeing how our son's confidence has improved at MC2. The entire staff guides his learning without hovering and validates his intelligence by knowing him for who her really is. We are very pleased that MC2 has become such an important part of his educational journey.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 76% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
40%

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n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

All Students57%
Female40%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant57%

Math

All Students25%
Female0%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%
Non-migrant25%

Reading

All Students38%
Female20%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Non-migrant38%

Science

All Students63%
Female60%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant63%

Social Studies

All Students69%
Female60%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant69%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

GreatSchools Rating

What makes up this rating?

Academic rating
2 / 10
Climate rating
8 / 10

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Academic rating

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Overall academic rating

2

Below average

Test score rating 2013*
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College readiness rating 2013***
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This school
Percent of 12th graders taking ACT: 61%
Average Composite ACT score: 14

*Test scores are based on the 2013 WSAS results from the state of Wisconsin.

***This rating is based on composite ACT scores for all 12th graders in 2013. This rating takes into account how many students took the ACT, giving more credit to schools with a higher percentage of graduates taking the ACT exam. The ACT data is provided by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Climate ratings

This rating encompasses five elements of school climate: safety and cleanliness, respect and relationships, expectations for students, teacher collaboration and support, and parent involvement. This school's climate ratings are the result of GreatSchools' analysis of teacher survey data from the Spring 2013 School Climate Survey developed by Milwaukee Public Schools.

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Keeping things safe, clean, and orderly.

This rating evaluates a school's environment, based on its safety, order, cleanliness and more. More highly rated schools have well-kept facilities and a safe environment conducive to learning. Schools rated poorly may have a chaotic environment, conflicts among students or even theft or violence.


Creating healthy, respectful relationships.

This rating measures whether the school has a positive learning environment and cultivates an atmosphere of respect. At a school with a higher rating, it's more likely that the school's culture celebrates hard work and learning, students treat their peers and teachers with respect and class lessons reinforce character strengths such as kindness and tolerance. A school with a lower rating may have a weaker learning environment or allow disrespectful behavior.


Promoting high academic expectations for all students.

This rating sheds light on the academic expectations that teachers have for students. At a school with a higher rating, educators are more likely to stress academic success, ask kids to work hard and expect kids to be college-bound. At schools with lower ratings, it may be more acceptable for students to put in average or minimal effort, perform poorly on tests and lack strong academic goals.


Supporting its teachers.

This rating indicates how teachers feel about their school's professional environment. At a highly rated school, teachers are more likely to work well together, learn from one another, have opportunities for professional development and feel supported by the administration. At a school with lower ratings, teachers may not interact much, feel appreciated or have much input in school decisions and policies.


Informing and including families.

This rating reflects how much communication parents can expect from this school. A highly rated school is more likely to have regular communication (e.g. newsletters, emails, and meetings) between administrators, teachers and parents. This may include information about student progress, homework help and volunteer opportunities. At lower-rated schools, parents may not get regular updates and may feel less welcome at school.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black, not Hispanic 55% 10%
White, not Hispanic 23% 73%
Hispanic 18% 10%
Asian 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Disabled students 13%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 3%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Victory Gifted and Talented
Windlake Academy
LaCausa
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 80% (2012)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 15% (2012)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 5% (2012)
Colleges most students attend after graduation MATC
UW-Milwaukee
Alverno College
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 0%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 17%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 100%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Science club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • School psychologist
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:20 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:45 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 4:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Jan Dahlman
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (414) 308-1231

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
  • Direct instruction
  • Hybrid
  • Project-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Community service
  • Debate
  • Game club
  • Gardening
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • National Honor Society
  • Pearls for Teen Girls
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Organize cultural events
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School colors
  • Royal Blue and Kelly Green
School mascot
  • The Owls
School leaders can update this information here.

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10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
50
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
50
Students typically come from these schools
Victory Gifted and Talented
Windlake Academy
LaCausa

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
MATC
UW-Milwaukee
Alverno College
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
2 year college - 80%
4 year college - 15%
Workforce - 5%
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131 S 1st St
Milwaukee, WI 53204
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Phone: (414) 308-1230

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