CHAIN EXPLORATION CENTER

A Community of Passionate Educators and Learners

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GATHERING PAVILION AND OUTDOOR CLASSROOM

We are currently working on revitalizing the CEC grounds. The first stage of the plan includes building an outdoor pavilion to act as a classroom and covered gathering space for community events. Next steps include working with the grounds department to determine placement.
 

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CEC
SWAG
SHOP

The school store is now open! Stop by our shop on bonfire to see the variety of swag available: hats, t-shirts, mugs, masks, and more!

CEC SWAG SHOP SPONSORED BY OUR PARENT TEACHER GROUP

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OUR MISSION

Our mission is to provide a place where children explore their passions and gain a strong educational foundation through project-based learning in a collaborative community.

FAQS

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 7th - 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