Anything can happen in high school in Milwaukee.
It could be a day of boat building at the Inland Seas High School of Expeditionary Learning.
Or establishing connections to some of the nation’s historically black colleges at schools in the Outlook University Independent School Network.
Or writing tunes at the Milwaukee High School of the Arts.
In Milwaukee, students have a choice – and many of them, along with their parents, spent Saturday checking out options at the Great Schools Milwaukee High School Fair at the Shops of Grand Avenue.
More than 1,000 students and their families were expected to attend the event that showcased 53 schools.
The goal of the fair that resembles an exhibition of colleges or potential employers is to give Milwaukee families one place to gather information about local public and private schools, said Jodi Goldberg, director of Great Schools Milwaukee, a local affiliate of the San Francisco-based organization that focuses on parental involvement in school choice.
“We still want them to visit the schools, because it’s not enough to just have a packet of information to make a decision,” Goldberg said. “But here, parents can see what’s available for their child.”