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Choosing the Oconomowoc Area School District For Your Child

Download our District Overview brochure here. 

Congratulations for considering the Oconomowoc Area School District (OASD). As an OASD student, your child will have the opportunity to benefit from an exceptional educational environment. The quality of this district definitely impacted a recent ranking that placed Oconomowoc #2 on a list of best places to raise children in Wisconsin!

Other school districts visit staff and take in classes at our schools to watch our expertise in action. Recent visits have focused on:

  • The exceptional Reading and Writing Workshops used in classes throughout the district
  • Our award-winning theater/drama department
  • Technology integrated into classrooms including hybrid class opportunities at OHS and classes like Game Design. Oconomowoc schools have the infrastructure in place to make "Bring Your Own Technology" a reality.

OASD has a proud tradition of keeping students at the center of every decision. District students benefit from dedicated, well-trained and creative teachers. Curriculum is regularly reviewed and updated to meet and exceed academic demands. Challenging experiences await OASD inside and outside the classroom as students participate in a broad array of clubs, arts groups, sports teams and community engagement activities.

Best High School of 2013

In 2013, Oconomowoc High School was listed in the prestigious Best High School of 2013, created by Newsweek. The ranking uses a variety of metrics, including graduation rate, the percent of graduates accepted to college and the number of AP and IB tests given per student. The goal of the list, according to Newsweek, is to find the high schools that best prepare students for college and career.

In 2014, 12 AP classes and 17 IB classes were offered at Oconomowoc High School to help prepare students to be college and career-ready.


Award-Winning Arts Programs
Oconomowoc High School has long been recognized for its entertaining, innovative, and award-winning productions. The OHS Players' 2014 fall production of "Singing in The Rain" garnered recognition and was nominated for 20 Tommy Awards, including Outstanding Musical in the state, Outstanding Ensemble, and Outstanding Orchestra. This is the fifth time in six years that the OHS Players have been nominated for this award!  

In addition, OHS Drama Department has again been selected to perform in The Edinburgh (Scotland) Fringe Festival—the largest and most prestigious arts festival in the world - as part of the American High School Theatre Festival (AHSTF) held in the summer of 2015. Their first such honor came in 2009.


Athletic Fields Forever

Click here to read more about and view photos of the "Athletic Fields Forever" project completed in fall 2014. 

Athletic Fields Forever is a joint fundraising effort between the Oconomowoc Area School District and the Oconomowoc Sports Booster Club to expand and renovate all outdoor athletic facilities at Oconomowoc High School. Facilities for football, soccer, track, baseball, softball and tennis were upgraded and improved, resulting in the premier high school athletic complex in southeastern Wisconsin. Oconomowoc High School is now the only high school in the state of Wisconsin with video scoreboards for both the soccer stadium and the football field. 



Instructional Technology

In 2011, 2012 and 2013, OASD was named one of the top school districts in the country for its use of technology to support student learning, govern the district, communicate with students, parents and the community and improve district operations.

Teachers at every grade level have learned how to effectively utilize technology to enhance and deepen student learning.


Foreign Languages

Students in the Oconomowoc Area School District begin language instruction in 5th grade. Languages offered include Spanish, German and Mandarin. OASD was recently nominated for the international Confucius Classroom of the Year Award, and as a result received additional funding to strengthen and expand the Mandarin program district-wide. Language instruction is available through high school, where students may take advantage of advanced language classes including IB (International Baccalaureate) offerings.

 Download our District Overview brochure. 





Open Enrollment 

2016-17 Open Enrollment Brochure (English)

2016-17 Open Enrollment Brochure (Spanish)- Coming Soon!

2016-17 Open Enrollment Brochure (Hmong)- Coming Soon!

Wisconsin's inter-district public school open enrollment program allows parents to apply for their children to attend school districts other than the one in which they live.

Frequently Asked Questions (a 32-page PDF document published by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. There is also an open enrollment brochure created by the Wisconsin DPI.

Who May Participate?

Students in 5-year-old Kindergarten to grade 12 may apply to participate in open enrollment. Open enrollment for pre-kindergarten, 4-year-old kindergarten and early childhood education is limited. Parents should call their resident school districts to find out if their preschool-aged children qualify for open enrollment.

Open Enrollment Dates for 2016/17: February 1-April 29, 2016

Parents must submit online application forms to the non-resident district between midnight, February 1, 2016 and 4:00 p.m., April 29, 2016. Late applications are not accepted for any reason.

Click here to access the on-line application form 

If you have any questions about open enrollment in the Oconomowoc Area School District, contact Lori at 262-560-2155.

On-line materials from the Wisconsin Department of Instruction are available on the Open Enrollment web page.


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