The Beaver Dam School District Mission statement is "Learning for a Lifetime". This mission demonstrates the importance we place on learning for students, staff and our community.
All Beaver Dam students will excel in the core academic areas, will develop social skills, demonstrate enthusiasm for lifelong learning, be of good character, and be a contributing member of society.
As part of the largest school district in Dodge County, Beaver Dam High School emphasizes a caring and personalized environment, which provides quality educational opportunities for all students. Beaver Dam High School has a rigorous curriculum that is designed to prepare all students for post-secondary educational options. We believe all students should be prepared with the necessary skill sets to actualize any post secondary option they choose. This means that any BDHS graduate should be able to select from the following: a four-year college or university, technical college, military, or the work force. Many of BDHS course offerings include Advanced Placement and Honors courses, as well as dual-credit options.
Beaver Dam High School has one of the most advanced computer installations for students and staff in Wisconsin. Students and staff have networked computer accessibility as well as access to a number of rooms that are supplied with 21st Century tools. Networked computer labs provide students access to a wide variety of resources for classroom activities. The district has fiber connections to all of the schools from its main Data Center. In addition, the students have access to the Internet, business class computers, open-source initiatives, online classrooms, advanced computer automated design labs and wireless laptop labs. As well, computer desktops throughout our District are offered in a virtual environment, allowing for a more consistent user experience; anytime, anywhere access; cost-effective technology advancement options; and providing a green solution to decrease power consumption demands.
The Beaver Dam High School Career Prep/School-to-Work program places an emphasis on a strong academic program as well as an opportunity to explore specific career-related classses or activities. In addition to classroom instruction, work site learning or on-the-job training can provide students with the personal and technical skills necessary to succeed in their chosen career area after high school. We offer many transcripted credit courses in partnership with Moraine Park Technical College as well as Youth Apprenticeship Programs in Graphic Arts, Metals Manufacturing, Drafting/Design, and Automotive. In addition, all Beaver Dam High School students are required to complete an Academic and Career Portfolio as part of their graduation requirements. This portfolio is a documented collection of a student's progress that can include career exploration, school transcripts, a resume, awards/honors, letter of recommendation, and samples of classroom work.