About the Beaver Dam Unified School District

Our Mission

Guiding Students, Empowering Futures.

Our Vision

Leading the way in student growth and achievement

Our Belief Statements

We believe that quality instruction is best supported through a relevant, challenging, innovative and articulated curriculum.

We believe that all members of the learning community have the responsibility of promoting student well-being.

We believe that accomplishing personally set goals can promote personal excellence and a healthy sense of self.

We believe that individuals learn in different ways and at different rates; therefore, we need to be flexible, open-minded, and creative.

We believe that meeting and engaging the diverse needs of students ultimately empowers them to find their true potential and be productive in the life and career path of their choosing.

We believe that students need tools for thriving in a changing world. These tools include opportunities to develop skills (such as adapting, adjusting, seeking and accepting change).

We believe in opportunities for growth and support provided through relevant partnerships in the community.

We believe that students, families, school staff, and community members share responsibility for developing academically, socially, and behaviorally responsible citizens. We further believe that all should take pride in their role, commit to excellence, and demonstrate compassion, empathy, and respect.

We believe that collaboration skills are important to foster in adults and students alike.

We believe in making today's decisions with an eye to the future so that the school district may deliver exceptional results over a sustained period of time.

In Our District

Students in our district range from pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade and are engaged in learning necessary life skills including: reading, writing, mathematics, how to collaborate, cook, be a part of a team, speak a foreign language, stay physically fit, and play a musical instrument. These students will go on to become skilled trades people, local business owners, inventors, teachers, doctors, Peace Corps volunteers and auto technicians. The Don Smith Learning Academy, the high school, the middle school, and 5 of the 6 elementary schools have programs for students with special needs. Cognitively disabled students learn life skills to help them become more independent. Children with hearing difficulty learn sign language; children with autism learn how to communicate effectively with others; and children with a physical challenge participate in physical therapy. We serve students with these and a variety of other special needs. As you may know, Beaver Dam has the largest public school system in Dodge County and naturally we offer more special needs programs than other area districts. Therefore, we work cooperatively with other districts to provide their students the opportunity to attend special needs classes in Beaver Dam. This service is provided at a fee to the home school district and is offered when the home district doesn't have the needed program. 

Quality Education

The Beaver Dam Unified School District works to meet the needs of all of its families. We continually seek to recognize personal and professional achievements throughout the community. Awards such as the Wall of Fame-Friends of Education and Outstanding Alumni, Scholarship Programs, and Hall of Fame honors students, staff, and community members for their accomplishments and service to our schools. We see a bright future for our students, staff, and community!