CHAIN EXPLORATION CENTER
A Community of Passionate Educators and Learners
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You’ve Got Questions. We’ve Got Answers
HOW MUCH IS SCHOOL TUITION?
The Chain Exploration Center is part of the School District of Waupaca and is free to all applicants.
WHAT IS A CHARTER SCHOOL?
A charter school is a public school, open to all students, offering creative instructional techniques to deliver curriculum. In Wisconsin there are currently 234 charter schools in operation.
HOW DOES THE LOTTERY WORK AND WHY?
State law requires charter schools that receive applications beyond the enrollment cap to hold a lottery per grade level. Each year the Chain Exploration Center accepts 18 students per grade level in grades 4K-3 and 20 students per grade level in grades 4-8. There is one lottery which is held after the registration window closes. If a lottery is necessary it will be a public event open to applicants and families.
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HOW AND WHERE DO I ENROLL?
Application periods are:
Currently enrolled School District of Waupaca students -- February 1st - March 15th
Applications can be found online and at the Chain Exploration Center Front Office. If more students apply than spots available per grade level, a lottery will be held.
WHAT GRADE LEVELS ARE SERVED AT THE CHAIN EXPLORATION CENTER?
The Chain Exploration Center opened in the 18-19 school year, serving grades 3rd - 5th. Grade levels were added each year, eventually reaching grades 4K through 8th. Below is the breakdown:
2018-2019 -- 3rd grade - 5th grade
2019-2020 -- 2nd grade - 6th grade
2020-2021 -- 4K - 7th grade
2021- 2022 -- 4K - 8th grade