DCE Instructional Options
D.C. Everest provides a variety of elementary and secondary instructional options for students.
The DCE bilingual 3K program is housed at Rothschild Elementary and is limited to 16 students. The 3K Program is designed to enhance a student’s early language skills through conversation, reading and play-based learning. Enrollment is open to bilingual 3K students, Early Childhood-eligible 3K students living within the District, and 3K students living within the Rothschild Elementary attendance area. Any child enrolling in the 3K program must be 3 years old on or before September 1 of the year for which they are enrolling. Families will be contacted if their child is accepted into the 3K program.
Any child enrolling in 4-year-old Kindergarten must be 4 years old on or before September 1 of the year for which they are enrolling. Families can choose from morning or afternoon half-day classroom options.
Children enrolling for Kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before September 1 of the year for which they are enrolling.
Please note, if your child is currently enrolled in one of the D.C. Everest 4K programs, you should not complete 2023-2024 enrollment forms. Parents/guardians with a child currently enrolled in 4K will receive an email in mid-January from the DCE elementary school your child will be attending. Parents/guardians should reply to that email with their 5K 2023-2024 enrollment plan for your child.
Advanced Learner/Challenge Magnet Program (Grades 2-5)
Riverside Elementary houses the District’s Challenge Magnet Program, which services selected students in grades 2-5. This program is designed with an accelerated and differentiated curriculum. Instruction time emphasizes higher level cognitive skills, problem solving, logic, and creativity. Students qualifying for placement in the program often exhibit an ability to acquire academic knowledge quickly, apply knowledge in creative and productive ways, and demonstrate a strong desire to learn.
Please visit the Challenge Magnet webpage to learn more about the program and the nomination timeline. To be considered for the program, students may be nominated by a teacher or their parents/guardians. The nomination forms are now available online. The forms are due February 3, 2023. An informational meeting will be held January 23, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Parents/guardians may attend the meeting in person at Riverside Elementary School, 166543 River Road, Ringle or attend the Challenge Magnet meeting virtually The meeting will be recorded and shared on the website as well.
Odyssey Elementary is a multi-aged school with an open classroom concept. Our vision is to empower curious, creative learners to discover and connect in an innovative learning environment.
Odyssey Elementary is now accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year. We currently only have spots available for incoming Kindergarten students. If you have a child in grades 1 - 5 who is interested in attending Odyssey, please attend the mandatory parent meeting and complete the online form so your child can be placed on our waiting list. Please complete the Odyssey Elementary interest form prior to the mandatory parent meeting dates. Mandatory parent meeting — January 12 (in-person only) or February 16 (virtual only) at 6:00 p.m. Lottery applications are due Friday, March 3 by 3:00 p.m. You can learn more about Odyssey Elementary by visiting our webpage or Facebook page.
If you have any questions about the above educational options, please contact the following people.
- Advanced Learner/Challenge Magnet Program — email Kevin Kampmann, Riverside Elementary Principal or call 715.359.2417, ext. 5322
- Odyssey Elementary — email Kelly Thompson, Odyssey Liaison or call 715.359.4221, ext.1241
- 3K Program — email Rena Sabey, Rothschild Elementary Principal or call 715.359.3186, ext. 5422
- 4K Program — email Terese Baier, 4K Coordinator or call 715.359.4221, ext. 1247
D.C. Everest has a variety of learning options at the secondary level. Please visit the websites listed below for more information.
DCE Senior High School. The DCE Senior High relies on a diverse set of research-based metrics to determine student readiness. We have implemented career-ready metrics to prepare graduates to become lifelong learners capable of advancing their skill sets with on-the-job or post-secondary academic training. Our research-based career ready metrics help students develop pathways that connect them with real-world social, community and workplace experiences. And our “life ready” metrics assist students in acquiring the “soft skills” they need to become a responsible and productive member of the community.
DCE Junior High School. The DCE Junior High provides students with a range of supports, services, and resources as they transition from the DCE Middle School and prepare for advanced study at the DCE Senior High. Your time at the DCE Junior High will offer you unique opportunities to challenge yourself and explore career and personal interests.
DCE Middle School. The DCE Middle School plays a significant role in providing services to students during a unique period of personal development and helping students challenge themselves as they explore career and personal interests as they begin their secondary education and prepare for graduation. To maximize learning during this developmental period the DCE MS structures the student experience with an array of new challenges in a personalized, highly supportive environment.
Everest Virtual Academy (EVA). EVA offers an online learning program for grade 6-12 learners. EVA has partnered with the Wisconsin eSchool Network (WeN) to provide students with access to a proven and popular curriculum and digital learning tools. EVA will utilize a completely online learning curriculum to provide instruction for students and families who choose the fully virtual option. To determine whether EVA is a good fit for your student, we encourage you to review the DCE EVA Online Learner Readiness document.
Idea Charter School. Idea is a grade 6-12 tuition-free, public school option that provides a project-based learning environment for 72 learners that prepares students to become lifelong learners and problem solvers while playing an active role in their personal learning plans. To assess whether Idea is a good match for your student, please view the Discovery Idea document.