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.
Under youth options, a student does not pay for a college course if the school board determines the course qualifies for high school credit, is not comparable to a course already offered in the school district, and is successfuly completed with a passing grade by the student. 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.