Early College Credit Program
The 2017 Wisconsin Act 59 eliminated the Course Options and Youth Options programs. The Youth Options statute (118.55) was renamed the Early College Credit Program. The statute allows Wisconsin public and private high school students to take one or more courses at an institution of higher education for high school and/or college credit. Under this section, “institution of higher education” means an institution within the University of Wisconsin System, a tribally controlled college, or a private, nonprofit institution of higher education located in the state. While technical colleges are not eligible institutions under the new program, pupils that have completed 10th grade will continue to have the option to take courses at technical colleges through a separate statute, 38.12(14). School districts should contact the Wisconsin Technical College System listed below for more information on technical college dual credit options. All changes are effective 7/1/2018.
Information on the Early College Credit Program for the UW system. This link includes the application for the school district and the college you are applying to.
Information on the Early College Credit Program for private colleges.
Statute 38.12(14) allows for students who complete 10th grade have the option to take courses at a technical college.