The Youth Options program allows all public high school juniors and seniors who meet certain requirements to take post secondary courses at a Wisconsin technical college or institution of higher education. These institutions include UW-system schools, tribally controlled colleges and private, nonprofit institutions.
To be eligible students must :
- have completed 10th grade and, to attend a technical college, be in good academic standing and have an acceptable disciplinary record
- apply to the post secondary institution in the school semester prior to the one in which the student plans to attend the post secondary course
- notify the school board of the student's intention of enrolling in a post secondary institution no later than March 1 for a fall semester course and Oct. 1 for a course to be taken in the spring semester
- notify the school board if the student is admitted to the institution
- notify the school board if the student is registered--parents are responsible for student attendance
When the school board approves the course, they must pay for any course that is taken for high school credit and that is not comparable to a course offered at the school district. The student must pay for any course that is comparable to a course offered as the school district or is not offered for high school credit.
See the following links for the proper paperwork which needs to be filled out in order to gain approval to take the course.