Testimonials

Here’s what our community has to say:

“The way you are living out and enacting a restorative justice model in all you do resonated with us. Congratulations on a successful expansion. You are making a positive impact in the Monona Grove community.”

– Dr. Michael McCabe, WI Department of Education

“Only in our wildest dreams did we imagine a public high school could be such an enjoyable, low-stress and highly challenging opportunity for our son, allowing him time to pursue many interests, clubs and activities both inside and outside of school. The advisors amaze us with fruitful mentoring experiences all year long. As parents, our feedback and input is always asked for and considered and we have nothing but trust that MG21 is the right model for high school education. It is clear that the staff loves the school, methods, and students as much as we do.”

– Parent

“MG21 Staff encourage and embrace “outside the box” problem solving, strategies and views. They have opened our son’s eyes in ways we’ve not seen before. They help guide our son for his future based on his voice, his opinions, his thoughts. They offer encouragement and support in a non-fake non-judgmental way.”

– Parent

“This School constantly encourages you to branch out and find new options.”

“It helps you findyour path.”

“All our teachers are 100% amazing!!!”

– Student

“MG21 Staff are 100% committed to this community. We feel blessed to have them in our lives. The Staff have become such a huge part of our son’s life; he feels comfortable opening up and talking directly with Staff.”

– Parent

“I would highly recommend MG21 to any student whose learning style doesn’t match the traditional setting.”

– Parent

“I came to MG21 expecting to learn and be engaged. I didn’t expect to become part of a family.”

– Past Graduate

“ So very glad that our son has this opportunity; we only wish we’d gotten him involved sooner.”

– Parent

“[The teachers] changed my life and gave me a second chance to succeed.”

– Past Graduate

“It definitely was a game changer for my child. We are very thankful that we have this great option in our district. Thank you MG21!”

– Parent

“MG21 is like a heartbeat. It keeps us all alive.”

– Past Graduate

“My son had his best senior high school year at this school. He always was ready to go to school and excited to attend each new day compared to his old high school!! Made a huge difference and appreciate the staff tremendously for their support!!”

– Parent

“I KNOW THAT IF IT WASN’T FOR MG21, BOTH MY CHILDREN WOULD NOT BE THE GREAT PEOPLE THEY ARE TODAY. Both were not going to make it through high school, they pretty much had given up. Now they don’t give up on anything, they think things through, and have learned to pick their path that’s best for them. And for this, I thank you.”

– Parent

“I know my son has been happy about going to school now a lot more than he had in a very long time. This tells me they are not just teaching them but making it an enjoyable place to be at which helps keeps kids stay in school so they graduate. I think they are doing a great job at this school. I sure wish when I was in high school there was a MG21 way back in the 1980s.”

– Parent