High School Graduations
June 02, 2022
Elise Schaffer, PIO, (608) 284-6142
Jail is never a place someone wants to be, but eleven men and women were able to use the situation to better themselves by earning their high school diploma.
Metro High, located in the Dane County Jail, is part of the Madison Metropolitan School District. The MMSD Metro High program is designed to fulfill the educational needs of incarcerated individuals who would otherwise be required to attend school under the compulsory education law. Coursework centers on individualized graduation pathways designed with students to prepare them for their post high school goals. Collaboration with a variety of community partners is a critical component of supporting students as the set and reach their goals.
“I’m very proud of the men and women who were able to earn their diploma’s this past year. They did so under very difficult circumstances, making their accomplishment even greater,” said Sheriff Kalvin Barrett.
At least four more students are expected to graduate by the end of summer school