The Alternative High School (AHS) is a creation of the Walworth County Educational Consortium, a partnership of Gateway Technical College (GTC), Lakeland School, and Badger, Delavan-Darien, and Elkhorn Area School Districts. The school was established in August 1990 to serve the 11th and 12th grade students at risk of not graduating from the three local high schools. In August 1992, Williams Bay and Big Foot High Schools participated on a tuition basis and then joined the consortium in 1994. The AHS achieved charter school status in the summer of 2000. Our Governance Board is comprised of representatives from the five consortium high schools.
It is the mission of the Alternative High School to provide an environment, which promotes the academic, emotional, social, and vocational growth and development of those students whose needs are not being met by the traditional school setting. Our goals are to have AHS students successfully complete a program leading to graduation, and a successful post-graduate career in one of four areas; college, vocational, military, or trades person. We shall accomplish these goals through innovative use of technology broad-based curricula, diverse teaching strategies, community involvement, and varied authentic assessment of progress and performance. It is also our goal to help our students live as productive, contributing members of society.
A Walworth County Charter School
Servicing Badger, Big Foot, Delavan-Darien,
Elkhorn-Area, and Williams Bay High Schools with Gateway Technical College
400 County Road H
Elkhorn, WI 53121
[phone] (262) 741-8138
[fax] (262) 741-8131