We currently operate three schools: One City Preschool (OCP), One City Elementary School (OCES) and One City Preparatory Academy (OCPA).

ONE CITY Preschool

One City Preschool (OCP) is not a Day Care. We are a Preschool serving children ages 2 through 4k. We focus on your child’s learning and development that leads to success in grade school and beyond, from the minute your child enrolls in our school.

ONE CITY Elementary School

One City Elementary School (OCES) will maintain its commitment to build foundational skills and introduced project-based expeditionary learning program for our children in our Kindergarten to 5th grade.

ONE CITY Preparatory Academy

Enroll in Wisconsin’s Most Innovative Public Middle School

One City Preparatory Academy (OCPA) is a unique school that combines the features of an EL Education Network School and an Early College and Career Model.

Our Teachers

Our teachers complete daily lesson plans and classroom plans, complete daily observations on your child that you receive at the end of each day and ensure that our classrooms always provide a stimulating and beneficial learning environment.

Our Teachers

Our teachers complete daily lesson plans and classroom plans, complete daily observations on your child that you receive at the end of each day and ensure that our classrooms always provide a stimulating and beneficial learning environment.

Our Teachers

Our teachers complete daily lesson plans and classroom plans, complete daily observations on your child that you receive at the end of each day and ensure that our classrooms always provide a stimulating and beneficial learning environment.

Our Teachers

Our teachers complete daily lesson plans and classroom plans, complete daily observations on your child that you receive at the end of each day and ensure that our classrooms always provide a stimulating and beneficial learning environment.

Our Teachers

Our teachers complete daily lesson plans and classroom plans, complete daily observations on your child that you receive at the end of each day and ensure that our classrooms always provide a stimulating and beneficial learning environment.

Our Approach

OCPA - Grades 10-12

Immerse students in college or career pathways, building competency and introducing opportunities to lead and deliver within career pathway.

OCPA - Grades 8-9

Increase depth of learning, including job shadowing and internship experiences.

OCPA - Grades 6-7

Begin exploration of careers and extend project-based learning.

OCES - Grades 4K-5

Build foundational skills and introduced project-based expeditionary learning.

OC Preschool - Age 2-4

Child-directed learning through play and reflection.

Our Teachers

 Devalyn Rogers
Ms
Devalyn Rogers
Master Teacher
Abigail Saladin
Ms
Abigail Saladin
Assistant Teacher
Azuree Nichols
Ms
Azuree Nichols
Lead Teacher
Breanna Donlon
Ms
Breanna Donlon
Lead Early Childhood Educator
Cecily Perry
Ms
Cecily Perry
Scholars Academy Teacher
Charlotte Rodriguez
Ms
Charlotte Rodriguez
Lead Teacher
Christopher Bester
Mr
Christopher Bester
Dean of Students
Ciara Nash
Ms
Ciara Nash
Art Teacher
Ciera Carey
Ms
Ciera Carey
Lead Teacher
Danay Cruz
Ms
Danay Cruz
Lead Teacher
Derek Laughlin
Mr
Derek Laughlin
STEM Teacher
Drew Smith
Mr
Drew Smith
Lead Teacher
Dustin Gorden
Mr
Dustin Gorden
Humanities Teacher
Dylan Mercer
Mr
Dylan Mercer
Lead Teacher
Eliza Parker
Ms
Eliza Parker
Early Childhood Educator
Elizabeth McBride
Ms
Elizabeth McBride
Assistant Teacher
Emmalee Pommer
Ms
Emmalee Pommer
Assistant Teacher
Jabari Caire
Mr
Jabari Caire
Assistant Teacher
Jalisa Galvin
Ms
Jalisa Galvin
Assistant Early Childhood Educator
Jayla Hogan
Ms
Jayla Hogan
Assistant Teacher
Jazmin Diaz
Ms
Jazmin Diaz
Assistant Teacher
Jennifer Bower
Ms
Jennifer Bower
Lead Teacher
Joan Eggert
Ms
Joan Eggert
Instructional Coach - Elementary
Jordan Fox
Mr
Jordan Fox
Lead Teacher
Kaela Rahaman
Ms
Kaela Rahaman
Lead Teacher
Karen Shields
Ms
Karen Shields
Art Teacher
Kelci Page
Ms
Kelci Page
Music Teacher
Kyle Hittesdorf
Kyle Hittesdorf
Assistant Teacher
Lauren Flynn
Ms
Lauren Flynn
Lead Teacher
Loreen Gage
Ms
Loreen Gage
Lead Teacher

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you open to all students?

We are a free public school open to all students in Grades 6-12 in the state of Wisconsin. We are an independently authorized charter school, which means we are not part of nor associated with a school district.

What is a charter school?

A charter school is a free, public school that is created under a contract between an authorizer and an operator. Charter schools are given the autonomy and flexibility to be creative and innovative in return for higher expectations and more accountability. At One City, our mission is to seed a new model of public education. We take our mission seriously and innovate in ways we hope larger districts can imitate once our data proves our methods to be successful.

Do you provide meals?

We have a head chef and multiple sous chefs who provide healthy, prepared-from-scratch breakfast,
snack, and lunch on a daily basis to our scholars. We strongly believe in the importance of physical,
mental, and emotional health and well-being.

Do you provide special education services?

We have a full special education department, including speech and language services. For specific
questions related to your scholar, please reach out to our Director of Special Education, Kimberly
Anderson, at kanderson@onecityschools.org.

Do you provide transportation?

No. We are a commuter school located on a Madison bus line. Families must arrange transportation
to and from school for their scholar(s).

What are the school hours?

We run a longer school day and longer school year in order to provide as many opportunities as
possible for our scholars. Our school day runs from 8:15 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. (or longer depending on
whether your high school scholar is involved in athletics). Our school year runs from September 1 through July 28 with standard school year breaks such as Thanksgiving, winter break, spring break, and national holidays that typically align with the MMSD School Calendar There is a 1-week intercession in June as well as August vacation for scholars.

What are your homework policies?

Every child is unique in their individual pacing and course selections. With a longer school day, we
aim to build in time for individual, small group, and large group work. However, we will have highschool scholars taking college level courses and they may need to do some work outside of school
hours depending on the course and their involvement in other activities.

Are your classes integrated or taught separately?

In middle school, we offer four fully-integrated 8-week expeditions and 3 1-week stand-alone
workshops. In high school, we offer a combination of integrated and stand-alone courses as well as
workshops, job shadows, apprenticeships, and internships.

Are your teachers certified?

As a public school in the state of Wisconsin, our teachers are required to be certified.

What standards do you use?

Our standards are based on Common Core standards as well as standards provided through various
subject-specific organizations such as Next Generation Science Standards. The Expeditionary
Learning curriculum is an ELA-based curriculum which uses the Common Core ELA standards.

How many scholars will you serve?

Middle school (Grades 6-8) will serve 72 scholars per grade with a maximum of 24 scholars per
classroom. High School (Grades 9-12) will serve 96 scholars per grade with approximately 24
scholars per class (number may vary slightly depending on course choices). In 2023-24, we will serve
scholars in grades 6 and 7.

When will you have your first graduating class?

Our first graduating class will be in July of 2025!

What is your technology policy?

In brief, we encourage safe and informed usage of technology to aid in teaching and learning. We
understand many scholars have cell phones. We do not permit cell phones to be used during the
school day except with explicit permission. We will provide computers for scholar use during the
school day.

What are your expectations of families?

A collaborative and respectful partnership between families and One City is critical to the success of
our scholars. We expect our families to be engaged in their scholars’ education, to get them to and
from school on time, to ensure they are getting necessary sleep and nutrition, and to communicate
with us on a regular basis. We greatly appreciate and need parent volunteers on a regular basis. We
offer parent education and networking opportunities through FAST (Families and Schools Together)
and Leader in Me throughout the school year.

Will the WIAA have approved your school for sports for the fall season?

We are in the process of applying to the WIAA and have every reason to believe we will be approved
for the fall season. Specific sports will be determined depending on scholar interest.

Will scholars have lockers?

Yes, scholars will have lockers where they will be expected to place their winter gear (jackets, boots,
gloves, hats) each day.

What does a daily schedule look like?

Middle School

Monday - Thursday

Arrive: 8:15
Clubs/Sports/Activities: 8:15-9:30
Breakfast/Morning Crew: 9:30-10
Morning Expedition: 10-12:30
Lunch or Math: 12:30-1:15
Lunch or Math: 1:15-2:00
Afternoon Expedition: 2:00-4:30
Afternoon Crew/Dismissal: 4:30-4:45

Friday

Arrive: 8:15
Breakfast: 8:15-8:45
Clubs/Sports/Activities: 8:45-10:15
Leader in Me/ Math/ Technology: 10:15-12:15
Lunch/Recess: 12:15-1:15
WIN: 1:15-2:15
Leader in Me/ Math/ Technology: 2:15-4:15

High School

Tuesday - Friday

Arrive: 8:15
Breakfast/Morning Crew: 8:15-8:45
Math/Office Hours/Study Hall/Interventions: 8:45-9:45
Morning Seminar(s): 9:45-11:45
Math/Office Hours/StudyHall/Interventions: 11:45-12:45
Lunch: 12:45-1:30
Afternoon Seminar(s): 1:30-3:30
Clubs/Sports/Activities/Internships: 3:30-4:45+

Monday

Zero Hour: 8:15-9
Breakfast: 9-9:30
Academies: 9:30-11
Break: 11-11:15
Reconstruction/ Project Lead the Way/ Leader in Me/
Online Courses/ Projects: 11:15-1
Lunch: 1-2
Reconstruction/ Project Lead the Way/ Leader in Me/
Online Courses/ Projects: 2-3:15
Sports/Clubs/Activities: 3-15-4:45+

Will scholars be able to work a job to help support their family?

Our high school scholars will absolutely be able to work a job–in fact, we encourage them to do so
and look forward to partnering with their employer to ensure the scholar is meeting expectations both
at work and at school.

What level(s) of math will be offered for high school freshmen?

Every scholar will have both a stand-alone math course as well as opportunities for math application
built into their multidisciplinary seminars. Each scholar will be working at their own individual math
level.

Will the students rotate for the whole day with the same group / class of 24 or mix between classes as they go to different classes?

Scholars will mix depending on their course selections.

How will the arts be incorporated?

We will infuse arts into our interdisciplinary units, our workshops, and our club and activity offerings.
Specific offerings (e.g., Jazz Band, Show Choir, etc.) will be determined by scholar interest.

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