High Point Enrollment

High Point Charter School is a progressive and innovative student-led, project-based school for students in grades 7-12.  

High Point offers the same diploma as Sparta High School.

High Point FAQs

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About High Point

The Sparta Area School District offers a variety of charter school and programming options to meet the diverse needs of our students and families.  We’re proud to offer High Point Charter School as an option for self-motivated students who want more freedom to pursue their own interests than a traditional school model offers.

What is it like to attend High Point?

At High Point, students learn through self-directed, teacher-facilitated projects.  Students investigate a topic that they are interested in and design a project around it, working to identify and answer an essential question.  Students not only have the freedom to choose a topic based on their interests, but also to determine how they will demonstrate their learning of essential standards.  Students also have the flexibility to choose what kind of project to complete, from a video presentation to a community service project to a partnership with a local business, and more.  We believe that when students take on meaningful, self-directed projects, they find learning to be more relevant and school to be more engaging.  Research shows that well-designed projects produce academic gains and help students to develop problem-solving skills.

In addition to project-based learning, High Point students participate in online learning for classes that are not project-based, like math and writing.  They may also participate in selected elective classes at Sparta High School. 

Why choose High Point?

  • High Point is a great option for self-motivated students who want more freedom to pursue their own interests.
  • High Point students are more engaged and find learning more relevant.
  • High Point is a nurturing and inclusive school of only around 40 students.
  • Research shows that well-designed projects produce academic gains and help students to develop problem-solving skills.

Enrollment 

Enrollment is open now for the 2021-22 school year. Students will be accepted based on suitability and the order in which applications are received. 

Students with Special Needs

If an applicant is a student with special needs, the IEP team of the student will convene to determine whether placement at High Point is in the student’s best interest. The IEP team will make the final determination whether the student should attend Sparta High Point Charter School. Then, the student will be enrolled or placed on a waiting list.

Nondiscrimination

The Sparta Area School District strictly complies with all state and federal laws concerning nondiscrimination, therefore, no person will be denied admission to any public school in the District or be denied participation in, or be discriminated against in any curricular, pupil services, recreational, or other program or activity on the basis of age, color, race, national origin, sex, religion or handicap.

Sparta High Point School will strive to achieve diversity, and its enrollment will reflect the demographics of the Sparta Area School District. Enrollment is strictly voluntary. No student will be required to enroll Sparta High Point Charter School. Once a student is enrolled at Sparta High Point Charter School he/she does not need to resubmit application to maintain their student status. Should a student exit High Point Charter School and wish to return, he/she must submit the required application materials and participate in the interview process.

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact High Point Staff at (608) 366-3400 or email High Point Principal Dr. Wendy Bernett at wbernett@spartan.org.