New Reflections

DeForest High School's

Alternative Program


An individualized, credit recovery program.

Contact Us

608 842 6633

520 E Holum St

DeForest, WI 53532


Matt Bauer - Principal mbauer@deforestschools.org

Tina Busch -Educator jbusch@deforestschools.org

Chris Schoenwetter - Educator cschoenwetter@deforestschools.org


To report an absence please call the high school attendance line 842 6660

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.

Due to limited space we ask that all students interested complete this form and return it to their counselor.


Program Information


New Reflections provides an off-site learning environment for 15 to 18 students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. The program provides an opportunity for individualized academic planning, a small environment, and self-paced academics.

To support this effort, New Reflections is located in front of district office at 520 E. Holum St. in DeForest.

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 traditional 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 standards, rules, and disciplinary regulations that apply to all students enrolled in the DeForest District.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get my child into the program?

  • First, have your child complete the interest form. Then, have them take the form to their school counselor. A team of pupil services, assistant principals, and New Reflections staff will discuss placements. If your child is selected, New Reflections staff will reach out to schedule a meeting.

I need to report an absence.

  • Please call the high school attendance line at 608 842 6660