Rufus King is a public co-educational International Baccalaureate (IB) high school. It has been an IB school since 1979, and approximately 90% of the student population participates in the Pre Diploma and IB programs. The IB Diploma program is a rigorous pre-university course of study, which meets the needs of the highly motivated secondary student. The program involves two years of preparation for examinations that are evaluated and recognized internationally. The IB student may work toward individual subject certificates or an IB diploma. Our school offers a rigorous academic program and is made up of a multicultural population.
With a strong focus on academics, activities and diversity, Rufus King International School – High School Campus is the 2012 top-rated Wisconsin public high school (U.S. News & World Report). 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.
Entrance is granted by portfolio or admissions assessment; we participate in the early admissions process. Contact the school for more information.
Two years of the same world language as well as three years of social studies, math and science are required for graduation. King has the largest number of athletic teams in MPS and 60 extracurricular activities, focusing on service as well as intellect.
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Curriculum: International Baccalaureate program; coursework in Arts (Ceramics/Clay design, Drawing, Painting, Photography); Music (Band, Chorus, Drum Line, Jazz Ensemble, Piano, Symphony); Performing Arts (African Dance, Dance, Orchestra); Language (German, Latin, Spanish); Robotics; Project Lead The Way – Engineering, College Prep classes; additional learning opportunities (Community/Service Learning, Ropes and Challenges)
Clubs: Art, Chess, Debate, Drama, Forensics, Link Crew, Math, Newspaper, Performing Arts, Photography, Poetry, Robotics, Science, Yearbook, Dance/Poms, Flag Football, Lego League Robotics, Marching Band, National Honor Society, Special Olympics, Student Council, Theater
Other: Tutoring available