Messmer High School Curriculum
It is the stated mission of the Messmer Catholic Schools, and specifically Messmer High School, that we place an intense focus on preparing our graduates to “excel in college, to succeed in the workforce, and to become productive citizens.” Messmer High School is committed to a rigorous academic curriculum and a series of student programs that produce graduates who are COLLEGE, CAREER, and COMMUNITY ready.
Messmer’s core curriculum provides the academic rigor needed not only to be accepted at many of the finest universities in Wisconsin and the greater nation, but that helps to teach the skills students need to be successful once they arrive in college.
Courses and programs in Engineering, Financial Literacy, Business, and Technology provide the type of hands-on experiential learning that is so essential as our students begin to shift their mindset to prepare for an ever-evolving workforce.
The student body of Messmer is grounded in faith, infused with the understandings of the importance of service, and focused on improving not only the community of the school; but of continuing it’s long legacy as a promoter of positive growth within the city of Milwaukee.
Each student, with the guidance of parents and guardians, has the opportunity to select courses to meet individual needs, to explore new information, to pursue interests, and to challenge limits.
Project Lead The Way provides a comprehensive approach to STEM Education. Through activity-, project-, and problem-based curriculum, PLTW gives students in kindergarten through high school a chance to apply what they know, identify problems, find unique solutions, and lead their own learning. For educators, our engaging, rigorous teacher professional development model provides tools to empower students and transform the classroom into a collaboration space where content comes to life.
PLTW Engineering is more than just another high school engineering program. It is about applying engineering, science, math, and technology to solve complex, open-ended problems in a real-world context. Students focus on the process of defining and solving a problem, not on getting the "right" answer. They learn how to apply STEM knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to make the world a better place through innovation.