The Medford Alternative High School (formerly called the Taylor County Alternative HS Partnership) was started through a Department of Public Instruction Grant which was written by Medford Schools in partnership with Rib Lake Schools. We are now in our 16th year of providing alternative education options for Grades 11-12 students at-risk of not graduating from high school with all the years in the TCEC.
From 2000 to 2015 we had 166 students graduate with a traditional or equivalency diploma. Students have two options to earn a high school diploma. They can achieve a high school diploma by meeting the current established credit standards and other courses or a pass a series of tests through the GED Option 2 waiver in the State of Wisconsin.
All students attend classes in either the morning or afternoon sessions. They are also required to perform 15 hours a week of volunteer or paid work experiences. Students have performed thousands of hours of volunteer work, held jobs in the community, gone onto post-secondary education and enlisted in the military.
Primary Alternative HS teacher is Kellie Keene, paraprofessional Gail Hoffman, and Principal Donald Everhard. Contact number is 715-748-4620 ext 550.
To be successful in the program, students must be motivated to: