Each year, applications are accepted for the new school year during the month of January. The application deadline for the 2013-2014 school year is January 31, 2013 at 3:30.
The fees for KTEC and any other charter schools are the same as any other KUSD schools.
All applications turned in by the deadline will be given a lottery ticket. Tickets will be pulled the first week in February. Siblings of students may be exempted from the lottery. Open spots will be filled in the order the tickets are pulled, then a waiting list is created. Families will be notified of placement status in February.
There is no transportation provided to KTEC by the school. There are city bus stops at two corners. If your student is planning on taking a Kenosha city bus, you can find bus fares, times and schedules at the link below. Parents may also set up their own carpools with other parents.
Students use a variety of types of technology: computers, graphing calculators, Promethean Activeboards, document cameras, Neos, digital cameras, and robotics. Students also complete traditional assigments.
You are not required to have a computer at home. Although some textbooks and informastion are available online, it is not necessary to have a home computer. Students who need access to technology will be able to access it at school. Arrangements can also be made to stay afterschool to use computers.
All grade levels have 2 classes per grade. The number of students per class is as follows:
- Preschool: 16-18 students
- Kindergarten: 20 students
- 1st, and 2nd grades: 22 students
- 3rd grade: 24 students
- 4th – 8th grades: 26 students
Students at KTEC are encouraged to join extra-curricular sport activities at their home school. KTEC has activities such as Newpaper, Got Books, Spelling Bee, Black History Bee, National Geographic Geography Bee, Math Team, Garden Club, Battle of the Books, First Lego League, Junior First Lego League, Art shows, Safety Patrol, Student Council, and Chess Club. In the area of music, students can participate in Choral Fest, Large Group Contest, Orchestra Fest, Solo and Ensemble, and Band O’Rama. There is much more information on our “Other Activities” page.
KTEC is open to students from any area inside the Kenosha Unified School District.
All students are able to go into the lottery. KTEC services a diverse community of learners including children with Special Education services, students that are English Language Learners, and students who are highly capable needing enrichment.
The school day begins promptly at 8:00 with students in their classes, ready to learn. The school day ends at 3:00 each day with the exception of Fridays with dismissal at 2:00
Charter schools can develop a schedule that best fits the needs of the school. Parent-teacher conferences and in-service days may be unique to our school. Major breaks are the same as KUSD.
KTEC Konnections serves students in grades preschool-8. It operates from 7:00-7:45 a.m. and from 3:00-6:00 p.m.
We use programs and materials that promote a balanced literacy approach. Students learn through interactive read alouds, shared reading experiences, lessons on reading strategies, independent reading, and small group guided reading. In Kindergarten through second grade, we use the Breakthrough to Literacy program that includes computerized student practice daily.
Project Lead the Way is a program that emphasizes hands-on experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Michelle Zuzula (our 7th & 8th grade science teacher) heads our KTEC program. PLTW Gateway to Technology (GTT) program consists of units on Energy and Environment, Design and Modeling, Automation and Robotics, Magic of Electrons, Science of Technology, Flight and Space, and Environmental Education.