More college credit opportunities for local high school students

Wednesday April 19, 2017
Charter signing set for April 27 for school district partnership
 (April 19, 2017) LUXEMBURG – High school students in Kewaunee County will now have access to more college credit courses in high school through a partnership between Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) and the Algoma, Kewaunee and Luxemburg-Casco school districts along with the Kewaunee County Economic Development Corporation (KCEDC).  

On Thursday April 27 at 9:30 a.m. at Algoma High School NWTC President Dr. Jeff Rafn along with the superintendents of Algoma, Kewaunee and Luxemburg-Casco school districts will make the partnership official with the charter signing for the newly formed Ahnapee Regional Technical Academy(ARTA).

The ARTA allows students to explore their career interests while earning high school and college credit at the same time. Students gain valuable hands-on experience in jobs that are especially needed in Kewaunee County and in northeast Wisconsin.

The academy also helps the three school districts maintain a focus on fiscal responsibility by sharing resources between the districts.  “These partners have come together determined to serve the students, the local businesses and the community in a new and innovative way,” said NWTC President Dr. Jeff Rafn. “Their ability to share curriculum, resources, and teachers in the interest of increasing opportunities for students is admirable.”

Fall 2017 ARTA program offerings include:

Algoma High School
  • CNC
  • Machine Tool
  • Emergency Medical Technician
Kewaunee High School
  • Agriculture
  • Welding
  • Electro-mechanical program
Luxemburg-Casco High School
  • IT-Software Developer
  • AP coursework
** All three high schools participate in the Nursing Assistant program offered through the NWTC Regional Learning Center in Luxemburg.

 Students may enroll in these classes at their own school or another based on their interests. However, they will maintain their home school enrollment status. There are no additional fees for students although they are responsible for their own transportation. Many of the academy classes are scheduled for the second half of the school day allowing students plenty of time for classes and for returning to their home base for after school activities.