Prescott High School, 1220 St. Croix St., Prescott, WI 54021, 715.262.5389, Fax: 715.262.4888
Prescott Alternative High School is up and running. If you have struggled in school and are not able to graduate through regular high school, or if you have dropped out of school and wish to earn a High School Diploma, the Prescott Alternative School may be the answer.
For more information contact Dave Vortherms, High School Principal, at 715-262-5010.
MISSION: The mission of the Prescott High School Alternative Program is to prepare students to lead fulfilling and productive lives in our society. It is designed to meet the needs of students who are at-risk of not graduating through the regular Prescott High School program of studies.
GRADUATION: The student agrees to be removed from the regular-day school schedule at Prescott High School. The student agrees to enrollment into the Prescott High School Alternative Program. The student understands that upon successful completion of the alternative high school curriculum, students will receive a PHS diploma and will be allowed to participate in the PHS graduation ceremony.
ATTENDANCE: It is mandatory for all students in the alternative program to attend school daily for the full hours that they are scheduled. All hours missed must be made up. All hours missed must be rescheduled within two days of returning back to school.
DISCIPLINE: All discipline rules (including dress code) pertaining to the students of Prescott School District also will apply to the students of the Prescott High School Alternative Program.
TRANSPORTATION: Transportation to the alternative high school is the responsibility of the student and his/her parent(s).
ADULT GED PROGRAM
If there are limited numbers of students enrolled in the alternative high school, the alternative high school will consider adults who reside in the Prescott School District for the Adult GED Program. The adult GED program is of minimal cost to the adult students. To be considered for the adult GED program, adults must complete the following: 1. Write a letter to the program director requesting to be admitted to the adult GED program. 2. Show proof that they reside in the Prescott School District. 3. Submit to and pass a nationwide criminal background check. 4. Take a placement test and career assessment. All applications are considered on a case-by-case basis. Upon acceptance to the adult GED program, adults are required to purchase a textbook for $20 and pay for their own GED test fees ($15 per test, $30 for the final test). Adults can study right here in Prescott and earn their GED for as little as $110. However, all tests must be taken at a CVTC campus (River Falls, Menomonee, or Eau Claire). Adults must provide their own transportation to and from testing centers. The GED test sequence consists of 5 tests: Reading, Writing, Social Studies, Science, and Math. All five tests must be passed to earn a GED. Upon successful completion of the 5 GED tests, adult students receive a GED certificate from CVTC.
HIGH SCHOOL HOURS: 8:05 a.m. - 3:22 p.m. (M.T.TH.F.) & 8:30 a.m. - 3:22 p.m. (W.)