Earning degrees before graduation

Jacob HillebrandTyler Andres

As a senior in high school, there are about 180 days of classes until students cross the stage and receive their diploma. Students take the recommended credits and pass the right amount of classes until finally, they see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Their plan might be to attend college in the fall, but now, with Wisconsin’s Youth Options, school districts are bringing students closer to college before they even finish high school.

Wisconsin’s Youth Options program allows public high school juniors and seniors, who meet certain requirements, to take post-secondary courses at a UW institution, a Wisconsin technical college, one of the state’s participating private nonprofit institutions, or tribally-controlled colleges. Approved courses count toward high school graduation and college credits for the student.

See Thursday, March 9, 2017, issue of the Courier Sentinel for more on this story. Newspapers can be purchased at our Cadott office or Cornell office.

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