UW-Green Bay Helping High School Students Complete College Credit

Posted on 8-13-2020

When a national learning program was obstructed because of COVID-19, UW-Green Bay figured out a way for participating high school students to fulfill the curriculum and earn college credit.

Students taking the rigorous “Project Lead the Way” courses at their high schools earn college credit when they pass an exam at the end of the program. When the global pandemic shut schools across the state, schools could no longer proctor an exam, leaving disappointed students without a pathway to earn college credit.

Fortunately, UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement and the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology were able to work together to adapt the College Credit in High School program to make it possible for 138 students from 63 high schools across Wisconsin to earn college credit, just like they’d planned.

The Division’s K-12 and Community Relations staff worked proactively with Engineering faculty to vet instructors and work with districts to communicate program information. They also worked with Student Services staff in the Registrar and Bursar offices, moving quickly to fulfill the student service needs of the program. Departments across the University deployed to make the opportunity happen, demonstrating enterprise and responsiveness to its Wisconsin school district partners.

The College Credit in High School program provides dual enrollment for high school students with participating high schools, enabling students to earn high school and college credit for the same class. Collectively, the opportunity saves Wisconsin high school students millions of dollars in reduced tuition. Students also jumpstart their college education, setting themselves up for success.

During the 2019-20 academic year, more than 2,600 students enrolled in UW-Green Bay’s College Credit in High School classes, offered at 70 high schools across the state. 

For more information on the program visit: www.uwgb.edu/lli or contact Meagan Strehlow, Director of K-12 and Community Relations, at 920-465-2356.

UW Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a multi-campus comprehensive university offering exemplary undergraduate, master’s and select doctoral programs and operating with a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship and research, and service to the community. The University provides a problem focused educational experience that promotes critical thinking and student success.

The culture and vision of the University reflect a deep commitment to diversity, inclusion, social justice, civic engagement, and educational opportunity at all levels. Our core values embrace community-based partnerships, collaborative faculty scholarship and innovation.

Our commitment to a university that promotes access, career success, cross-discipline collaboration, cultural enrichment, economic development, entrepreneurship, and environmental sustainability is demonstrated through a wide array of programs and certifications offered in four colleges: College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Science, Engineering and Technology (including the Richard Resch School of Engineering); College of Health, Education and Social Welfare; and the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, leading to a range of degrees, including AAS, BA, BAS, BBA, BM, BS, BSN, BSW, MS, MSW, MSN, and Ed.D.​