Our district has a vision that every child will graduate from high school ready for college, career and community. A large part of accomplishing that is offering a variety of opportunities so that all students have what they need to be successful. 

Below are links to options available for students in the Madison area. We encourage you to explore these options to determine if one of these options is the best fit for your child. Please also feel comfortable contacting us directly to have your questions answered. 

Pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 115.28 (54m), notice must be provided regarding the educational options available to all students who are at least three years old, but not yet 18 years old. Each of the following areas linked below represent educational options for students in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Offered within the Madison Metropolitan School District

Find an MMSD school near you

Charter schools

While strong neighborhood schools are the foundation of our educational programming, charter schools have been developed in collaboration with staff and community members to provide curriculum and instructional delivery options.

Magnet schools

Virtual schools

elementary students


Early College Credit Opportunities

Options for pupils enrolled in a home-based private educational program

Special Education

Play and Learn (ages birth to three)

Early Childhood Special Education (ages three to five)

Four-Year-Old Kindergarten

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Dual-Language Immersion

Summer School

Developmental Bilingual Education

Alternative Learning Programs

Malcolm Shabazz City High School

Innovative and Alternative Education

Advanced Learning

Open enrollment

Additional Opportunities in the Madison area

Public schools in Dane County  

Private schools participating in parent choice programs