Welcome to the Beaver Dam Unified School District!
The Beaver Dam Unified School District offers an exceptional educational environment for students, involving them in academic projects, co-curricular activities and community service opportunities through the school year. Academic growth of all children is the focus of our 4K-12 school district.
Beaver Dam offers half-day 4-year-old kindergarten and all-day 5-year-old kindergarten classes. Starting children off right - being prepared to meet their individual needs, understanding their individual personal development, and preparing to work with and for them as they grow and learn - is the primary goal of our early childhood and kindergarten programs.
4K and Kindergarten Information
Enroll your new student by following these steps:
STEP 1: Determine the student's eligibility
Enrollment in the Beaver Unified School District is open to all school-age residents within the established boundaries of the Beaver Dam Unified School District and to those students from other districts who have been accepted through Open Enrollment options.
Children age 4 on or before September 1 are eleigible for 4K and children age 5 on or before September 1 are eligible for kindergarten enrollment. To be considered for early entrance testing, please contact Student Services at 920-885-7300 ext. 1120.
STEP 2: Register
All elementary age students (4K - 5th grade) register at the Educational Service Center (705 McKinley St.). The ESC is open 7:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday. Middle School students (grades 6 - 8) register at Beaver Dam Middle School (108 Fourth St.) and High School students (grades 9 - 12) register at Beaver Dam High School (500 Gould St.). Parents registering their children in the Beaver Dam Unified School District must provide the child's proof of residence and proof of immunizations. 4K and Kindergarteners also must provide their birth certificates, and some grade levels require additional forms as shown below:
- Proof of residency (all grades)
- Proof of immunizations (all grades)
- Birth certificate (4K and Kindergarten)
- Additional forms that may apply (examples: asthma/allergies, medication)
Proof of residency is required when registering your child in the Beaver Dam Unified School District. Examples are an electric or cable bill dated within the last 30 days, or a lease agreement with your name and current address shown. A driver's license will not be accepted as proof of residency.
Immunizations: Wisconsin state law (252.04) requires that all students in grades K-12 be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, measles and rubella. Written evidence of completed basic and booster immunizations, including the day, month and year is required. This requirement will be waived for an individual student only for health, religious or personal conviction reasons. If students are not fully immunized upon admittance to school, they must have received at least one dose of any vaccine required for their grade within 30 days of admission. They must remain on schedule, and complete all required immunizations within one year.