The Rufus King International High School 2017-18 State Report Card: Click Here to see our results!
Notice of Educational Options
State law (Act 55) specifies that annually every public school, including charter schools, and each private school participating in a Choice program is to provide parents with a copy of their school report card and a list of their educational options, including the Special Needs Scholarship Program. The district is providing parents or guardians access to these options through the links provided through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
About Rufus King International High School
With a strong focus on academics, activities and diversity, Rufus King International High School is consistently a top-rated Wisconsin public high school (U.S. News & World Report and the Washington Post). We offer a rigorous pre-university course of study which meets the needs of highly-motivated secondary students. Grades 9 and 10 emphasize the IB Middle Years preparatory program, with students in grades 11 and 12 eligible to earn the coveted IB diploma or individual subject certificates in addition to the MPS diploma. King offers all athletic opportunities and a large number of academic, special interest and social groups.
IB at Rufus King
Rufus King is authorized in the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Years Programme (DP) of study by the IB Organization. IB World Schools share a common philosophy-a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education-that we believe is important for our students.
Potential Incoming Freshmen
Potential Rufus King International High School (RKIHS) parents and students, come see for yourself why our Generals are the crown jewels of Milwaukee! RKIHS will be offering parents and students two (2) intimate and informative opportunities to engage with RKIHS staff and students.
Freshmen Shadows Program
RKIHS offers current 8th grade students the opportunity to come and shadow a current RKIHS freshman or sophomore. It is a great way to see the school, meet students, teachers, and coaches as well as experience what classes will be like.
Freshmen Shadowing will take place every Wednesday during the month of October. The current dates are October 2nd, October 9th, October 16th, October 23rd, and October 30th.
Each date will have 2 sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon for a total of 10 sessions. The morning shadow session takes place during 1st-3rd class periods from 7:30 a.m.–10:22 a.m. The afternoon shadow session takes place during class periods 6th-7th from 12:54 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Registrations will open at 7:30 am on Tuesday, September 3rd. Registrations for each week’s Wednesday shadow closes on the preceding Monday – or sooner if capacity is reached.
Registration is primarily and preferably done via an online Google Forms document on the RKIHS website. Registrations can also be done via email submitting the requested information below. Registrations requested via the phone will be taken if parents are unable to complete both the online and email registrations process.
- Parent Name
- Student Name
- Phone Number
- Email Address
- Shadow Date
- Shadow Session
Parents will receive an email notification of their Freshmen Shadowing appointment detailing date and time. If you did not receive an email confirmation of your shadowing appointment, your registration was not complete and a shadow appointment was not made for your student. Please do not arrive with your student until a confirmation is given. Parents can also view and/or download the Freshmen Shadows Program booklet using the embedded hyperlink on this site.
Open House: Potential Incoming Freshmen
RKIHS welcomes current 8th grade students and their families to join us for our Open House for Potential Incoming Freshmen! Our full staff and educational facilities will be open and available to interested students and parents on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Come learn why RKIHS is ranked, consistently, among the top performing high schools in Wisconsin, how your student can succeed in academics and life as an IB World School scholar, and what post-secondary academic and career opportunities and possibilities await your student after graduation.
Parents and families may also like to learn of our strong and active family engagement organizations and parent support assistance and resources. Please be sure to visit the RKIHS Parent Center, located in the library, during your visit!
Title 1 Annual Parent Meeting