1. Teaching & Learning

All students surpass their annual academic growth targets and graduate ready for success.

2. Workforce Focus

Proactively recruit, retain and engage talent that reflects and is responsive to our diverse community.

3. Community Engagement

Excel in how we serve all stakeholders and build relationships with families, community members, and businesses that promote positive outcomes for students. 

4. Facilities & Operations

Use District resources effectively and efficiently. Facilities and services meet the needs of our diverse and growing student population and community.

1. Teaching & Learning

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Excellence in Special Education

Special Education in the District has expanded the capacity of our schools to meet the needs of every child through a strengths-based, collaborative, and inclusive way of being.

Maintained Class Sizes

Even with tight budgets, the District has been able to maintain our small class sizes.

Expansion of AVID

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a middle school through post-secondary college readiness system designed to increase school-wide learning and performance for students. 

Curriculum Renewal Process

A Curriculum Renewal and Design Process has been implemented to decide what teaching materials to use.

1:1 Devices for Students

Every student in grades K–12 is equipped with either an iPad or Chromebook.

Summer School

We offer one of the most robust summer school programs in the state of Wisconsin that includes busing.

ACCEL Academy

High school students have the opportunity to participate in the ACCEL Academy. This program represents the collaboration of education, business, and community, providing students with a unique, immersive experience, resulting in highly-skilled, adaptable, global innovators and leaders.

Block Scheduling

We implemented block scheduling at the secondary level.

Color Coded

Our students of color have the opportunity to participate in a robotics camp called Color-Coded.

COVID Pandemic Response

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we transitioned to online learning for all students at the beginning of the 2020–2021 school year. In April of 2021, we were able to provide students the option to come to school up to four days a week.


DELT (District Equity Leadership Team) includes the superintendent, the assistant superintendents, and District Support Center administrators, and LEADS (site and District administrators, program managers, and administrative support staff) - engaging in deep interracial dialogue and addressing persistent racial disparities.

Designed State of the Art Learning Environments

Both Token Springs and Meadow View Elementary Schools are configured into eight-room “ecosystems” to accommodate multiple grade levels and teaching styles

Digital Citizenship Training

Digital Citizenship is required training for students to learn and understand how our electronic devices work and how to use them responsibly, safely, and ethically. Computer programming is also accessible to all students in the Sun Prairie Area School District.


E-House is a student-centered learning community at Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School, where digital-age learners develop the skills and dispositions to be future-ready adults.

E-Teams (Equity Teams)

Equity Teams or “E-Teams” consisting of 7–10 staff members were formed at each of our school sites. These teams are committed to creating an equitable learning environment for all students.

Hiring of a Director of Systemic Equity

We hired a Director of Systemic Equity & Inclusion.

Implementation of Social Emotional Learning Curriculum

We fully implemented the Social Emotional Learning Curriculum, which provides students with tools in the areas of emotion management and situational awareness, and skills for learning/academic achievement.

Increased AP Courses for All Students

We now offer 28 AP (Advanced Placement) courses to our students. Both Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School and Sun Prairie High School have been recognized by the Wisconsin Advanced Placement Advisory Council (WAPAC) for our students’ participation and performance on the 2020 College Board Advanced Placement Exams

Increased AP Enrollment for Students of Color - Equal Opportunity Schools

We have seen an increase in the number of students of color who are enrolled in at least one AP course. 

Investing in Technology During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The emergence of COVID-19 and the shift to at-home learning resulted in accelerating the Board’s plan to provide every student with a personal school-issued device. 

Reality Rocks

Reality Rocks is a learning opportunity for our students, played like the game Life. Over 650 students in Economics classes (required for graduation) move from booth to booth (staffed by community partners) to make purchases like housing, insurance, groceries, child care, pets, etc. while keeping track of their income and expenses.

STEM Academy

The STEM Academy is a dual-enrollment program where high school students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math (STEM) take a full-time schedule of college classes at Madison College during 11th and 12th grade. Our first class of STEM students graduated in 2021.

Student Visits to Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs)

In January of 2020, 18 of our 11th-grade students traveled to Tennessee to visit three historically Black colleges and universities.

Universal Access to Algebra in 8th Grade

We have changed our middle school math curriculum, resulting in Algebra being taught to all eighth-graders.