Early College Credit Program & Start College Now Program
Effective for the 2020-2021 school year, the Youth Options and Course Options programs will be replaced with the Early College Credit Program (ECCP). Students in grades 9 through 12 attending Auburndale High School will be permitted to enroll in a UW System institution, or a private, non-profit institution of higher education to take one or more courses, for which the student may earn high school credit, post-secondary credit, or both.
For students in 11th and 12th grade who are interested in taking one or more courses at a Wisconsin Technical College will apply under the Start College Now Program.
Post-secondary courses will be paid for by the District if the course is taken for high school credit and is NOT comparable to a course offered in the District. The District shall pay for no more than the equivalent of 18 post-secondary credits (4.5 high school credits) per student. A post-seconddary course will be granted 1/4 high school credit per 1 credit offered by a post-secondary course. For example, a 3 credit course at UW-Marshfield will count as 0.75 high school credits on the Auburndale High School transcript. The District will only pay for post-seocondary courses that are successfully completed. The District will only pay for successfully completed courses. If a student fails the course or fails to complete the course, the student and parent/guardian are responsible for reimbursing the District.
Students must meet all the requirements of a student in good standing as defined by the following:
1. Having a cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 or higher
2. Enrolled as a full-time student
3. No failures in the previous semester
4. On track for graduation
5. Has not been habitually truant
6. Demonstrated positive school behavior with no out-of-school suspensions in the previous semester and no expulsions during their school career
7. Does not meet the statutory definition of a "child at risk"