The Campbellsport School District is focused on student learning with the goal of ensuring every graduate is college, career, and life ready.
Why are Campbellsport Test Scores Increasing?
Why are Campbellsport ACT and ACT Aspire Increasing?
- We redesigned our course alignment and sequencing so that more students had access to the higher end material used on the ACT. For example, ACT suggests that students take “Core or More” classes in order to be college and career ready. Our junior students who took 3 or more years of math beyond Algebra 1 were 54% college ready. This is also the reason we are pushing more students to take Algebra 1 during their 8th grade years. ACT data shows that students that take more advanced math courses and take Biology, Chemistry, and Physics typically achieve higher ACT scores in these areas.
- Increased the percentage of students meeting all 4 ACT benchmarks by an incredible 10 points from last year to 24%. This is above the state average of 22%.
- Increased the overall ACT composite score to 20.2 from 19.5 last year, which is also above the state average.
- Increased in all 4 ACT Benchmark areas of English, Math, Reading, and Science.
- We have targeted intervention in ELA and Math to increase struggling learners’ skills in these areas.
- Students that were instructed in the revamped math curriculum that was implemented (Big Ideas) in the elementary a number of years ago are now through grade 9.
- We added an Honors track in English grades 6-10 and Math 6-10 along with the addition of AP courses. These classes have increased rigor which increase the college and career readiness of our students.
- We increased the number of Advanced Placement offerings. Because of this increase, we saw the following results:
- Wisconsin Advanced Placement Advisory Council recognized CHS as a Level 3 Advanced Placement Pacesetter School for impressive student AP access and excellence in AP exam scores.
- Highest number of AP students in school history (84).
- Highest number of AP exams in school history (106).
- Highest number of AP students with scores 3 or higher in school history (48).
- Equity and Excellence percentages are up in Junior and Sophomore classes.
- We emphasized curricular development the past 2 years where we are looking the data derived from our standardized testing in order to realign and plug the curricular holes in our courses. We are also aligning our assessments, whether formative or summative, to the learning targets and standards given by the ACT.
Feature: STEM Academy
Starting with the 2014-15 school year, Campbellsport Middle School students have STEM as an exploratory class. All students in grades 6-8 will at some time during the school year be part of this new curricular offering.STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, integrates principles of all these disciplines into a coherent curriculum. Students will learn the intermingled relationship of these areas, explore scientific processes, use mathematical solutions, develop teamwork capacities and have a basis for further exploration in the High School.Some of the topics covered during 6th grade include electricity, drafting and hot air balloons. In 7th grade students will learn as they build bridges, water rockets and vehicles powered by mousetraps. Trebuchet design and fabrication along with CO2 powered cars highlight the 8th grade topics. Computer-Aided Design using the program Solidworks will play an important part of the 7th and 8th grade experience in these courses.
Campbellsport High School is also offering advanced STEM courses in electricity, Solidworks and digital illustration, and Project Grill to increase the foundational skills learned in middle school.