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Pecatonica

Choose Pecatonica Area School District
What is it that makes the Pecatonica Area School District unique, and on top of that, a great choice for your child's public education?

Academics
Small class-sizes: our elementary school classes do not exceed 18 children. Most classes are between 14 and 16 children. The same class sizes are also in play in most middle school and high school subjects.

We have great teachers. In fact, most of our teachers have at least one master's degree and some are even working toward doctorates in content areas such as math, science, and English.  Our teachers are truly passionate about their subjects and teaching children!

Advanced Placement classes. All of our students have access to every AP course. If AP is not offered on site, we will work with students to have them take it remotely through our distance learning platform (BOOST) which is a partnership with other Six Rivers school districts and taught by a licensed high school teacher. If BOOST does not offer it, we can acquire the course through other distance learning options. Our teachers will supervise and instruct students through independent study. The bottom line: if we don't offer it, we will get it and support students who want to take it.

Our graduates routinely perform at least at the State average on the ACT. They also attend four-year colleges both in and outside of Wisconsin, as well as two year technical colleges. Our graduates regularly come back to school and tell us how prepared they were for "life after high school" after attending school at Pecatonica.

Student Body
Every child "fits in" at PEC. Pecatonica kids are known throughout the area as kids who are accepting of others and as kids who work well with anyone. Perhaps it's because we've grown up with the same kids throughout our entire school career, but it's true: we play well with others and are consistently recognized as "good sports" by other teams' coaches and officials.

Athletics
Our athletics are consistently competitive and our teams are generally smaller, so children get a chance to play. In addition, we don't cut from teams or try-outs. If a child wants to participate in athletics, we encourage it and help them thrive.

Last year, nearly 68% of our seniors participated in 2 or more athletic (JV or Varsity) activities each year of their four years.

Activities
We offer numerous extra-curricular activities that are recognized throughout Southwestern Wisconsin and the State. Our FFA program is highly recognized and we routinely have teams that compete at the state and national level. We have an excellent marching band that performs in area events and state competitions. We have leadership opportunities for students in student council and Future Problem Solvers. 

Our Community
The Pecatonica Area School District covers the corners of four counties. Our largest communities of Hollandale and Blanchardville are huge supporters of our school district. Voters routinely back our school district through funding initiatives, fundraising, and gifts to the school. We are immensely grateful for the investment that the communities have put into the school district. 

The investment extends well beyond the buildings and the annual budget. Did you know that the Class of 2015 received $58,000 plus in scholarships on graduation day last June? Can you think of any other small community that pulls together to send their graduates off into life with financial support such as that?

Trust us, your child will be challenged academically at Pecatonica and we will help and encourage them to find their niche. 

For more information, or to receive a tour of our school, please contact our building principals. We look forward to seeing you!

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