Wisconsin Spotlight Schools Grant Program

Overview

The Spotlight Schools initiative is a competitive grant program for Wisconsin Schools of Recognition that have received the award for the last three (or more) consecutive years. Spotlight Schools are selected based on the school’s documented success in two spotlighted areas including Teaching and Learning and one of the following: Vision; Leadership and Governance; Decision Making and Accountability; Professional Development and Teacher Quality; and Family, School, and Community Partnerships.

This program has been developed to provide information to schools around the state about effective practices in improving student learning and achievement, and allow school teams to arrange visits to Spotlight Schools (both new and continuing) to observe these practices and implement these ideas in their own schools.

Check out this map that designates Spotlight Schools (2012-13 and 2013-14) to see schools that you might be interested in visiting.

 

Spotlight Schools 2013-14

This year, eight new grantees received Spotlight School Awards, along with three continuing from 2012-13. These grantees will have money to support the expenses of visiting schools during the 2013-14 school year. For detailed information on each school, their spotlighted practices, and their contact information for setting up school visits, please visit each school through the links below.

2013-14 New and Continuing Spotlight School Awardees

2011-12 and 2012-13 Spotlight School Awardees

 

District

School

 

Augusta Area School District

Augusta Elementary                            Spotlight website

Bruce School District

Bruce Middle School                           Spotlight website

Eau Claire Area School District

Longfellow Elementary School         Spotlight brochure

Janesville School District

Lincoln Elementary School

Norwalk Ontario Wilton School District

Norwalk Ontario Wilton Elementary

Oshkosh Area School District

Washington Elementary

Racine Unified School District

West Ridge Elementary School

Riverdale School District

Riverdale Elementary School                Spotlight website

Sparta Area School District Lawrence-Lawson Elementary School
Webster School District Webster Elementary School                 Spotlight website
Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools Howe Elementary School                     Spotlight website

 

For questions about this information, contact Kathy Lyngaas at (608) 267-7462 or Jacqueline Walton at (608) 266-5184.