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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.

State Level Contacts

Kevin Miller
Dual Enrollment Education Consultant
WI Dept of Public Instruction

125 South Webster Street
PO Box 7841
Madison WI  53707-4841
Phone: (608) 267-3161

FAX:  (608) 267-9275
TTY:  (608) 267-2427

Ann Westrich

Education Director
WI Technical College System
4622 University Avenue
PO Box 7874
Madison, WI  53707-7874
Phone:  (608) 261-4588

Phone: (608) 267-9245

Director, PK-16 Initiatives
The University of WI System
1634 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Drive
Madison, WI  53706
Phone:  (608) 262-5464

 Course Options Website

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For questions about this information, contact Kevin Miller (608) 267-3161