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lawYouth Options Statute

Click here to read the Wisconsin Youth Options Statute 118.55.

more infoYouth Options Timeline

When What Who
September 1 notify the state superintendent of its intent to participate during the school year private IHE or tribally controlled college
September 1 notify the department of the contact person in the school district responsible for administering the youth options program school board
October 1 provide information about the youth options program to all pupils enrolled in the 9th, 10th, and 11th grades school board
October 1 Notify school board of intent to participate during the spring semester (form PI- 8700A) student and his/her parent or guardian
November 15

notify the pupil in writing if course(s) selected

  • is/are comparable to a course offered in the school district
  • is/are eligible for high school credit and how many high school credits each course will earn
  • meet graduation requirements

notify the pupil of his or her right to appeal any negative determination of the above to the state superintendent

inform the pupil and the pupil’s parent or guardian if the pupil’s timetable for graduation may be negatively affected

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within 30 days after the school board’s decision may file an appeal of the school board’s decision regarding satisfaction of high school graduation requirements, the number of high school credits to be awarded or the comparability of courses. pupil
within 7 working days respond to state superintendent’s request for appeal information, including the school board’s determination and the specific reasons for its determination. school board
the previous school semester in which the pupil plans to attend apply for admission to the technical college the student plans to attend (note: apply as soon as possible after the school board approves a request). pupil
30 days after the beginning of classes at the IHE or technical college notify the school board of the school district in which the pupil is enrolled, in writing if the pupil has been registered to attend a postsecondary course (note: notify student’s high school as soon as practicable). IHE or technical college
no date specified notify the pupil and the school board, in writing, of the grade(s) the pupil received. IHE or technical college
as soon as possible if a pupil drops out of a postsecondary course or courses notify the school board of the school district in which the pupil is enrolled, in writing IHE or technical college
within 30 days after the end of the semester in which the course was taken for high school credit pay the IHE school board
upon initial enrollment and at the end of the technical college semester (2 installments) pay the technical college school board
30 days after the end of the semester submit transportation reimbursement claim form PI-8701 to the Department of Public Instruction parent or guardian unable to pay the cost of transportation
March 1 Notify school board of intent to participate during the fall semester (form PI- 8700A) student and his/her parent or guardian
May 15

notify the pupil in writing if course(s) selected:

  • is/are comparable to a course offered in the school district
  • is/are eligible for high school credit and how many high school credits each course will earn
  • meet graduation requirements

notify the pupil of his or her right to appeal any negative determination of the above to the state superintendent

inform the pupil and the pupil’s parent or guardian if the pupil’s timetable for graduation may be negatively affected.

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