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Course Options Program to Expand Opportunities for Students

Poynette Press (02/18/14)

Wisconsin rolled out the new Course Option program to enable students in all grades to take up to two classes at a time from an approved educational institution at no cost and earn college credits while in high school. Those institutions include public schools in a non-resident school district, charter schools, technical colleges, tribal colleges, the University of Wisconsin System, nonprofit institutions of higher education, and nonprofit organizations approved by the Department of Public Instruction. Course Options also will provide another pathway for high schools to build or expand their own concurrent enrollment or transcripted credit programs in partnership with local institutions of higher education at no cost to students and their families. "Wisconsin has many talented students who want to broaden their horizons or accelerate their learning by taking specialized or college-level coursework. Course Options provides another way for Wisconsin's public school students to access the courses they need to graduate ready for success in college and career," says State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Evers. "We want every Wisconsin student to graduate college and career ready, ideally with college credits or an industry certification in hand. We are grateful for the many successful partnerships that already exist to help students reach these goals and look forward to the new opportunities that Course Options will offer Wisconsin students and families." For more information, go here.
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