Education

The School District of Jefferson consists of East Elementary, West Elementary, Sullivan Elementary, Jefferson Middle School and Jefferson High School.  The area also has two parochial schools – St.John’s Lutheran and St. John the Baptist grade schools.  Jefferson is also fortunate to have St. Coletta, which has a 100-year tradition of supporting individuals with developmental disabilities.

The Character in Action program is comprised of a group of dedicated community individuals, the Superintendent of Schools and Character Education Coordinator.  This team identifies ways in which the entire community can promote good character in all phases of life.  Everyone in our school district is “An Essential Piece” that works together to ensure the young people in our community see and hear good examples of respect, responsibility, honesty and kindness every day.  Character Education is important in every setting (school, home, work, etc.), and parents, school-age children and the general public all participate.

The Character in Action Community Action Team welcomes new members and encourages business leaders to join the team.  By working together we can change the social climate in every environment in the Jefferson School District.

Madison College (MATC) provides post-secondary educational opportunities to Jefferson area residents at multiple campuses. One of the largest colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System, MATC serves approximately 50,000 students each year.

The comprehensive curriculum includes many technical, liberal arts and sciences programs – as well as customized employee training.  The college awards associate degrees, technical diplomas and certificates in more than 100 careers. Adult literacy services provide for basic skill enhancement, high school completion and English as a Second Language instruction programs are available on campus, at outreach sites, and in workplace literacy centers located within area firms.  Madison College works with business and industry and other community partners (such as the Workforce Development Center of Jefferson County) to design and deliver programs to meet specific employer needs and to promote the economic development of the region.