DeForest High School's Alternative Program
Vision: To produce a student centered program that supports and embraces the unique needs of all. Through individualized and hands on learning opportunities students will prepare for college or career pathways.
DAHS New Reflections
DeForest, WI 53532
The mission of the DeForest Area School District is to provide an excellent education by engaging, challenging, and inspiring all students to pursue their full potential.
New Reflections, the DeForest Area Alternative Program, was created in 1999. The program was funded through a five-year grant issued by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Due to the continued success of New Reflections, DeForest High School has agreed to continue funding the program.
We provide an off-site learning environment for 15 to 25 students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. The program provides the opportunity to create positive working relationships and the chance for students to connect with the community. To support this effort, New Reflections is located in the lower level of the DeForest Public Library.
New Reflections is referred to as a “program” and not a “school” because it is an extension of DeForest High School. All staff and students attending New Reflections are entitled to the same benefits as other high school students and staff. Students attending the alternative program receive a regular DeForest High School diploma, have access to pupil services, special education, athletics, extra-curricular activities, honor roll, classes, etc. New Reflections students are also held to the same high standards, rules, and disciplinary regulations that apply to all students enrolled in the DeForest District.