Author: Linda Spice Published Date: 5/24/2019
As post-transition coordinator for a charter high school in Milwaukee, Patrick Carter, M.Ed. ’19 has spent seven years closely following students into college and helping them navigate the challenges of higher education.
Then in the spring of 2017, he, too, tackled a new round of classes for himself at Carroll, enrolling in the master of education program, still helping his former students from Carmen High School but not really considering that he’d cross paths with them on one single special date: graduation day.
Carmen High School of Science and Technology was recently ranked a top public high school in Wisconsin by U.S. News & World Report. Founded by Alverno alumnae Patricia Hoben ’04, Carmen uses an abilities-based approach to prepare students for college. The school has become a natural partner for Alverno.
The best high school in Wisconsin? According to the U.S. News and World Report rankings, released several days ago, it is the Carmen High School of Science and Technology campus on Milwaukee’s south side. Which is a charter school.
One of the most disheartening and alarming developments on Milwaukee’s school scene this academic year? The closings of three Universal Academy for the College Bound schools, right in the middle of the school year and in fashions that raise a lot of questions. And they were charter schools.