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Model Overview

Program Overview

Year Launched
9 - 12
Blended Grades

Implementation Q & A

When you first implemented blended learning, why did you choose that particular model? (has your model changed? why?)

KM Perform uses blended learning in the form of a modified flex model in service of interdisciplinary, competency-based learning. At KM Perform, blended learning is viewed as one of many tools and supports available to stakeholders to ensure students' engagement with performing arts and interdisciplinary academic curriculum.

What was one of your biggest challenges when going blended, and how did you overcome it?

Time is a challenge. When you pull on the thread of time, how do you make sure that students are on pace to move through high school in four years? In order to address that challenge, students at KM Perform set goals as part of the advisory experience, and they receive daily progress reports through the myLC platform indicating whether they are on target to meet their goals. This time-based component remains a challenge, but goal-setting and -tracking have proven integral to achieving competencies.

What's the one piece of advice you'd give to emerging blended-learning programs?

For schools trying to implement competency based learning, we would suggest creating a communication plan and having it down. We think that the culture and the framework surrounding a school's competencies are more important than the actual competencies. It is about thinking through the why, when, and how of competency based learning, rather than just the what.

Program Focus


Blended Subjects

English Language Arts
Social Studies
World Languages

School Overview

The Kettle Moraine School for Arts and Performance (KM Perform), which serves more than 150 students in grades 9-12, is a public charter school in the Kettle Moraine School District. KM Perform fosters creativity and collaboration through a competency-based, interdisciplinary curriculum and an emphasis on performing arts. In lieu of traditional yearlong courses, students work through 2-6 week interdisciplinary seminars to achieve one or multiple standards-aligned competencies. In order to graduate, students must achieve competency in core academic and career-related subjects and compile a portfolio of creative work in an area of artistic specialization.

Ratings Source: GreatSchools

GreatSchools Rating


out of 10

School Contact

Contact: Kevin Erickson

Contact Title: Director

Kettle Moraine School for Arts and Performance (KM Perform)
349 N Oak Crest Dr
Wales, Wisconsin
United States

Telephone: (262)-968-6273

Kettle Moraine School for Arts and Performance (KM Perform)'s Website


Total Students

Student Ethnicity

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Blended Program Launched 2011