Mini-Courses offer a two-day change from traditional learning in February to provide students with real-life experiences created by our teachers and others. Each teacher is responsible for developing an experience that exposes students to some of the following:

  • Important life skills
  • Different careers within our community
  • Understanding how businesses operate
  • Communication skills

Each Mini-Course is required to include at least one of the 16 Career Clusters, aligned with our Academic and Career Planning (ACP) curriculum. Students have the ability to pick their Mini-Courses, so they are able to choose an experience that is relevant to them.

Here is a list of the Mini-Courses that students were able to choose from during 2019-2020 School Year:

8th Grade Only (Overnights):

  • College Experience (University of Notre Dame)
  • Pine Mountain Overnight Ski/Snowboard
  • Windy City Experience

2019 Mini-Courses: (Subject to Change)

  • A Day at the Salon
  • Ice Fishing and Ice Hatchery Tour
  • Downhill Skiing (Nordic)
  • Emergency Medical Response
  • Great Outdoors
  • Wild Careers
  • Lights, Lasers, and Holograms
  • AR/VR Augmented Reality
  • Lifetime Sports
  • No-Sew Fun
  • Out of this World Science
  • Scrapbooking
  • Yoga
  • Painted Pottery
  • Game Night
  • Theater Improvisation
  • BAM! Build a Blog
  • From Badgers to Bistros
  • Tasty Tours
  • Relax and Unwind
  • Behind the Scenes – The Business of Movie Theaters
  • Service with a Smile
  • Police Investigations
  • Exploring Cultures

Next school year, we will have new options for students to choose from that will help them connect their learning with future work possibilities.