About Us

Our mission is cultivate an individualized, dynamic, and purpose-driven educational environment that seamlessly integrates project-based learning and career-based learning experiences to prepare students fore their future. 

Birchwood STEAM and Career Academy (BSCA) empowers students with the necessary skills, practical experiences, knowledge to successfully navigate their future, leading to the life they want to live. Students will be prepared to forge their own path, ready to take on life's challenges and enjoy life to its fullest!

BSCA is a new charter school in the Birchwood School District that will serve grades 6-12. During the 2024-25 school year, parts of the school will be unveiled to introduce elements of the learning style and school concepts to students. The academy will BSCA will be fully implements during the 2025-26 school year. 

What does the BSCA provide students?

BSCA provides students with a low teacher to student ratio (1:15), student-driven curriculum, a flexible time frame for study, hands-on learning experiences, individualized project learning, student created PLP's*, and a technology-rich environment within their personal space. This school breaks down the boundary between student and teacher and school and the “real world”.  BSCA students are able to take classes at Birchwood School and participate in all sports and clubs.

What do BSCA students gain?

BSCA students become independent and lifelong learners, who are effective communicators, problem solvers, active in the community, resourceful, and goal-orientated. Students take charge of their education and builds a growth mindset by realizing that their abilities can develop with hard work and dedication. Every BSCA student be prepared for life after high school!

*PLP:  Personal Learning Plan
Students and parents/guardians work with a BSCA advisor to design an individualized curriculum each year that is project based in nature and may utilize virtual or face-to-face courses, mentorships, field experiences or other one-of-a-kind experiences.  All projects and learning experiences are aligned with the Wisconsin Model Academic and National Common Core Standards as well as the skills and habits of mind introduced in the Framework for 21st Century Learning.

Want to Know More?

Please visit! We invite you to come and check out our school! Contact Mike Zemaitis at [email protected].

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