Audubon Technology and Communication Center Middle School (ATCC MS) is an MPS instrumentality charter school. Our goal is to promote communication, the most basic human strategy we use to raise, educate and empower our children. We seek to improve students' ability to express themselves articulately, creatively, critically and professionally.
At ATCC MS, we honor and appreciate the diversity of our families and community, including all aspects of culture, socio-economic, academic and gender differences. Audubon has made a commitment to its students to provide a physically and phychologically safe place, which ensures the best education and prepares them to live, work and communicatie in the new millennium. We recognize each student's unique potential; therefore, our charter school's program is based on individual student needs. We feel that it is important to work in a school where staff, parents, students and community members are empowered to make decisions related to the educational process.
Our students are provided several different programs to develop each childs areas of weakness while building on their strengths. Parents are able to monitor student progress using the online gradebook and communicate directly with each teacher regarding progress. Character education activities are used to develop the whole child by providing tools for life-long learning. With the use of academic daily planners, students are able to chart their progress in class and organize their daily events. With block scheduling, team based units and individualzed educational programming we are able to monitor progress and better provide students with resources to build their educational experineces for improved academic performance and advanced levels of learning.
Audubon is a board approved specialty school in the area of Communications. Communication is a key element of ATCC Middle School's goals, standards, assessments and its curriculum, which is driven by the National and States Academic Standards. ATCC has seven established computer labs, ten smart boards and mobile computer labs providing opportunities to become proficient and excel in desktop publishing, word processing, digital photography, graphic arts, web design, muti-media, online education programs, enginnering programs and other integrated applications. ATCC is equipped with a music production lab, a video production lab, a visual arts lab, two engineering labs, radio broadcasting program as well as a informational technology business lab. all of these enhance the teaching and learning required for academic success.
The fact that the educational climate at ATCC MS is conducive to learning and personal growth is evidenced by the well over 300 students who are on the academic honor roll, many students who participate in extra-curricular activities and volunteer their talents in community based projects. We value and encourage parents and community involvement in all aspects for the educational process, as well as in the planning and governing bodies of the school. There are many activities that occur at ATCC MS. The best way to experience it, is to come and visit us. We encourage it and welcome you to come in to learn more and see more of the extraordinary learning events that occur at ATCC MS daily.
It is the policy of the Milwaukee Public Schools, as required by section 118.13, Wisconsin Statutes, that no person will be denied admission to any public school or be denied the benefits of, or be discriminated against in any curricular, extracurricular, pupil services, recreational or other program or activity because of the person’s sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability.
This policy also prohibits discrimination under related federal statutes, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race, color, and national origin), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (sex), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (disability), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (disability).
The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
For section 118.13, Wisconsin Statutes, federal Title IX:
Patricia Gill, Director, Office of Family Services, Room 133, Milwaukee Public Schools, 5225 West Vliet St. P. O. Box 2181, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53201-2181
For Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), federal Title II:
Jeff Molter, 504/ADA Coordinator for Students, MPS Department of Special Services, 5225 West Vliet St., P. O. Box 2181,Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53201-2181. (414) 475-8139 TTD: (414) 475-8139