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Hospitality: Restaurant & Foods/Beverages

MMSD Career pathways are a series of connected education, experiential learning, and support strategies aimed at helping students personalize and achieve their own educational and career goals.

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The Culinary Arts Program of Study offers a sequence of courses specifically designed to prepare students for employment and post-secondary options in restaurants, food and beverage services, travel, tourism, and other related industries.

The earlier a student begins this sequence, the more opportunities they will have to explore fully educational and community options available. Course fees may vary at the high schools.

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  • Culinary Basics
  • International Cuisine
  • ProStart Chef 1
  • ProStart Chef 2

Experiential/Work-based Learning Options.

  • Job- Shadowing
  • Career Internship
  • Youth Apprenticeship

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Career & Technical Student Organizations

Future Business Leaders of America, SkillsUSA, DECA - The competitions that students participate in are directly related to classroom curriculum.

Industry Certificates For High School Students

  • ProStart® National Certificate of Achievement (COA)
  • ServSafe
  • National Restaurant Association Certificate of Achievement

Post Secondary Options

Explore in and out-of-state options in Culinary Arts, Hospitality, Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management

  • ProStart (Culinary Arts & Food Service Management)
  • ServSafe
  • Coop Skill Certificates
  • Wisconsin Youth Leadership Certificate
  • Wisconsin Employability Skills Certificate

MMSD Graduation Requirements

Students need 22 credits to earn their diplomas. In addition, students need to pass the State of Wisconsin Civics Exam.

  • English: 4 credits
  • Math: 3 credits
  • Social Studies: 3 credits
  • Science: 3 credits
  • Physical Education: 1.5 credits
  • Health: .5 credits
  • Financial Literacy: Complete a course
  • Humanities: 1 credit
  • Civics Exam: Must Pass
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Xello - MMSD Career Exploration Platform

As an MMSD student, you can explore all the six career paths (2 & 4 Year College, Apprenticeship, Job Training, Job/Employment, Military, and Gap Year) through Xello. Create an account today and find out which path is right for you!

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