The Boscobel Area School District offers the best of two worlds, a school atmosphere that promotes small town values and robust educational resources normally found only in large city schools. BAS serves about 900 PK-12 students from the City of Boscobel, Village of Woodman, portions of townships in Grant County (Boscobel, Castle Rock, Hickory Grove, Marion, Mt Hope, Watterstown, and Woodman), portions of townships in Crawford County (Clayton, Haney, Marietta, and Scott), and a portion of Richwood township in Richland County. The District encompasses 185 square miles.
BAS is committed to the belief that each child has intrinsic value. We give full consideration to each child's feelings of self-esteem and self-worth. We encourage each child to achieve to the best of their ability and encourage a wholehearted participation in life. BAS Students have ready access to digital learning technologies with fast Internet in classrooms to promote student engagement, encourage self-direction and foster critical thinking skills.
Our Teachers, Staff, Administrators and Board of Education are dedicated to individual student success and work to provide the best educational opportunities for every child. Open and direct communication between home, school and community is critical to this effort. BAS boasts graduation rates among the highest in Wisconsin!
Each year from 2004 through 2010, Boscobel Area Schools earned A School of Promise award by the State of Wisconsin Department of Instruction. How does a school earn the title of “School of Promise”?
Given the trends and challenges we face,every aspect of our operations, from what we do in the classroom to our administrative policies and practices, should be consistent with our core beliefs. Having Strategic Priorities will give meaning and guidance to our work in the years to come.
Every child of a homeless individual and every homeless child are entitled to equal access to the same free, appropriate public education as provided to other students. Education of Homeless Children Policy.
BAS is required to locate, identify, and evaluate all children, with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools in the school district, and homeless children. The process of locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities is known as Child Find (Spanish).
Boscobel is known as the Turkey Hunting Capital of the World! Nestled in the nature rich Wisconsin river valley in Southwest Wisconsin, the City of Boscobel has a population of approximately 3,300 people. The economic engine of this beautiful rural community includes farming, with some industry.
Boscobel has a vibrantly growing downtown. This river and bluff area is a recreation destination for nature lovers offering boating, hunting, fishing and biking. Boscobel, Wisconsin is also the birthplace of the Gideon Bible.
The name “Boscobel” dates back to the mid 1850's when the Milwaukee and Mississippi Railroad established a station here. An official of the railroad, impressed by the panoramic beauty of the area, dubbed the new depot "Bosque Belle" - French for "beautiful wood".
The Boscobel Train Depot—Museum & Chamber