Learn in Beloit
Sarah Lisovich had options when choosing a college to attend. But Beloit College had something that no other school could offer the Chicago resident.
“Beloit College had the most of what I was interested in,” says the junior. “I wanted a school with a strong English Department. When I visited the school I sat in a few English classes that seemed engaging and interesting. I was also interested in a minor in Russian. I ruled out other schools that didn’t offer that.”
Beloit College was founded in 1846. The early curriculum was built on the classical tradition, but students were given an unusual amount of freedom to choose their own courses. The Beloit College community is diverse and known for its engagement. Its 1,250 students are from nearly every state, the District of Columbia, and 40 nations.
BLACKHAWK TECHNICAL COLLEGE
When you discover Blackhawk Technical College, you are on the road to success.
As a proud member of the 16-school Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS), Blackhawk Technical College relishes its role as an innovative and productive resource for Beloit and all of south central Wisconsin.
It certainly isn’t any wonder that Beloit schools are the largest feeder system to Blackhawk. Those students, as well as students from around the BTC district in Rock and Green counties, recognize that:
- 97 percent of students were satisfied or very satisfied with their BTC education.
- 91.5 percent of area employers are satisfied or very satisfied with BTC educated employees.
- 90 percent of BTC graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies.
For more than 100 years, Blackhawk Technical College has been an economic force in the region.
As business and industry in the United States evolves in the 21st century, BTC recognizes it must not only stay abreast but stay ahead of the changes driving the American economic system.
School District of Beloit
The School District of Beloit is a family of over 7000 students in grades PreK through 12, learning in a variety of school settings including traditional, early learning, charter schools, advanced placement, career training centers and virtual learning. Activities include sports (elementary to Division I WIAA high school), gifted and talented programming, after-school enrichment clubs, leadership organizations and fine arts programs that have earned national and global recognition.
Some of the programming options offered to students includes All-Day 4K, Dual Language Immersion, Single-Gender Classrooms, entire district one-to-one iPad learning, a completely renovated Advanced Career Education curriculum that is aligned with the latest industry standards, and Advanced Placement (AP) programming. In fact, Beloit Memorial High School (BMHS) has 26 Advanced Placement courses – the highest in the area! Over 200 students take AP exams each year at BMHS, and are achieving scores of 3 or higher (out of a possible score of 5) at a rate that exceeds the national average by 11%!
The School District of Beloit is also committed to addressing areas of employment needs and remodeling its facilities to meet the demands of tomorrow. Advanced Career Education covers such career paths as computer programming, business education, culinary arts, machining, welding, construction, manufacturing and more – all under the guidance of local business leader advisory committees. The committment is reflected in faciilties with a newly renovated machining and welding center, a state-of-the-art training kitchen, and the latest technology for each area.
School District of Beloit Turner
The School District of Beloit Turner is a district of choice with approximately 25% of its total enrollment of 1,503 consisting of open enrollment students. Beloit Turner prides itself on educating students in a medium size district while providing educational programming and extracurricular activities rarely seen in districts its size.
The district has been recognized by the College Board as an Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Roll recipient during the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years. During the 2014-2015 school year, 22.9% of Turner High School students completed an AP course, exceeding the state average by 7.2%. Since 2013 Turner High School students scoring a three or higher on the AP exam has consistently exceeded 60%. During the 2015-2016 school year, Turner High School students will have access to twenty AP courses.
Beloit Turner is a participating member of the JEDI Virtual School, a not-for profit charter school that provides elementary, middle, and high school students the opportunity to take online classes. JEDI high school students have the opportunity to receive a Turner High School diploma by utilizing a wide range of online curricular offerings.