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.  

    Early College Credit Program and Start Now College Letter 9/2

    Early College Credit Program Application

    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.

    Start College Now Application

    Common Start College Now Courses

    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"