Wisconsin's Youth Options Programs

Wisconsin's Youth Options Program

Wisconsin's youth options program allows public high school juniors and seniors who meet certain requirements to take postsecondary courses at a UW institution, a Wisconsin technical college, one of the state's participating private nonprofit institutions of higher education, or tribally-controlled colleges. Approved courses count toward high school graduation and college credit.

The program opens the door to greater learning opportunities for motivated students considering a technical career, wishing to begin college early, or preparing themselves to enter the workforce immediately after high school graduation.

Under youth options, a student does not pay for a college course if the school board determines the course qualifies for high school credit and is not comparable to a course already offered in the school district. If approved by the school board, the student can receive both high school and college credit upon successful completion of the course. A student who successfully completes their high school graduation requirements earns a high school diploma regardless of whether the requirements were met while attending a high school or college.

Contact:

Kevin Miller

Consultant
Phone: (608) 267-3161
Email: kevin.miller@dpi.wi.gov

Judith Stowell

Office Operations Associate
Phone: (608) 267-9245
Email: judith.stowell@dpi.wi.gov

 Course Options Website

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