1999 SCHOOL PROFILE
Verona Area High School
300 Richard St.
Verona, WI 53593
Type of School: Senior High School (Grades 9-12)
Location: Verona: Located 5 miles southwest of Madison, WI
Suburban: Population of 7,000
Size: Approximately 1200 students
Student-Teacher ratios are 10-1
Student Population: 90% Caucasian, 10 % African-American, less than 1% other
Students with a range of disabilities are included
Principal: Kelly Meyers Principal for 6 years
Served Verona Area Senior High School for 13 years
Teachers: 120 total teachers
Mix of new and experienced teachers due to rapid growth
EMPOWER CITIZENS IN A DEMOCRACY:
Students and parents are involved in the Site Council, which sets policies and makes decisions for the High School.
Student organizations such as "People Striving to Improve" provide leadership, community service, and cooperation opportunities.
The Verona School District has two charter schools, which provide parents and students with educational choices.
Students with disabilities have participated in general education courses for the majority, if not all of their school day since 1985.
A special education resource room is available and used for some students with cognitive disabilities.
Students with disabilities are actively involved in sports, clubs, school, and community activities.
TEACH & ADAPT FOR DIVERSITY:
Special educators team teach with content area educators.
Students have authentic learning experiences within the school and out in the community.
A math resource and writing center are available for anyone requesting assistance.
BUILD COMMUNITY & SUPPORT LEARNING:
An after school study program staffed by teachers is available to anyone seeking additional assistance.
Community ties are built and strengthened through mentorship and work co-op programs
Positive behavior plans are developed for students with challenging behaviors in order to provide consistent and positive strategies for students.
Peer mentors work with students in academic and social settings.
A daycare center at Verona Area Senior High is provided for high school students with children. It has been in operation for 4 years. All staff assist students in learning parenting skills.
A parent committee meets monthly to discuss share questions and concerns.
Community business members work with school staff to present a career fair.