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Where learning is engaging, everyone has a voice, all voices are heard, and the most important step is the next one...

An independent, tuition-free, open-enrollment public secondary charter school
Opening in August of 2020
Serving learners age 12 – 20 from across the state
Located in Fitchburg, Wisconsin

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Our school plan is the foundation of our school. It is designed and written for and by our students.

Some things to know about us:

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School can be inspiring and engaging  — if students have a say in how, where, and when it happens.
We can all be empowered to co-create the world we want — if we learn democratic skills we need to build that better world together.

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A Design Team of youth and adults have been designing Milestone together since the Summer of 2018.
Parents, grandparents, educators, and community stakeholdersΒ serve on our Board to help guide Milestone toward its vision.

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Here, learning is engaging, all voices are heard, and the most important step is the next one.
Design your own learning plans with an advisor, develop your own projects, and connect with your communities through internships.

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Open to any student in the state who wants to attend, our pop-up school location for 2020-22 is located in North Fitchburg.
In 2022 Milestone will become a core tenant of the new COPA performing arts and education center.

COVID-19 update:

Milestone’s School Plan describes what in-person learning will look like.

Our Educators’ Cooperative is currently adapting the School Plan to allow for:

  • A blend of online and in-person learning
  • A temporary all-online start to the school year

We will update this space as news develops.

Reach out to us with questions any time!
608-205-8110 (call or text)

Meetings and events

All Board of Directors meetings, Design Team meetings, and Committee meetings are open to the public, and may include Public Comment time in the agenda.

In addition, “Open House” hours are available twice per week. Drop in with questions or to chat with us!

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