When adults look back on their high school experience, extracurricular activities are likely the first thing that comes to mind. Being a part of the big game, auditioning for the school play and serving on the student government are all important parts of a well-rounded school experience. As Kaleidoscope High School grows, we are excited to build an extracurricular program to provide our students a well-rounded high school experience.
The strategic plan has tasked Kaleidoscope with creating a comprehensive extracurricular program when the high school reaches its full enrollment. This program will include competitive boys' and girls' athletics teams for each season of the year as well as drama, music, arts, and clubs for students to participate in.
While there is a strong desire to provide a well-rounded extracurricular program for all of our students, our current enrollment of approximately 50 ninth through twelfth grade students can be prohibitive in offering all of these activities today. However, we currently have approximatley 175 students enrolled in the sixth through ninth grade and when they all reach the high school they will be able to sustain more comprehensive programs.
Our plan is to provide activities in a way that provides our current high school students exposure to activities and simulatanously building a base of students who the programs can grow with in the future. For example, for the 2017-2018 school year, middle and high school students will be able to participate in a running club and a golf club.
Our intent is to develop these into fully competitive programs sanctioned by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) over the coming years. Our current basketball and soccer programs will follow a similar path. In addition to sports, we will begin phasing in activities such as knowledge bowl and a one-act play this year. While these programs are not yet fully developed, we are confident that the programs will be in place when our high school reaches its full enrollment.