Alternative High School, Wisconsin Statute 118.15
Students between the ages of 16 and 18 who are at risk of not graduating from their local high school may have the opportunity to attend Western as an Alternative High School option.
These students may either earn credits that will apply to their graduation requirements, or work toward completion of their High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED).
It is necessary that a parent or guardian, a representative from the sponsoring high school and representative from Western enter into a written agreement that defines the services that will be provided to the student.
Contact your high school for more information regarding our Alternative High School option.
Evening & Summer School for High School Students (Partnering for Success)
High School Credit Recovery - High school students needing to make up credit for high school completion may enroll at Western in a limited number of class offerings. High schools must be contracted with Western through our Partnering for Success program in order for their students to take advantage of our offerings. Classes run in the evening during our fall and spring semester, and they run during the day for the summer semester. Students will need to contact their high school to enroll. *Please note that class (es) may be cancelled due to low enrollment.
High school credit recovery classes are offered at the Mauston, Tomah and La Crosse locations only. To find out if your high school is part of our Partnering for Success program please call La Crosse’s Learner Support and Transition Division at 608.785.9535.
High School COMPASS Brush-up - High school students who have taken, or plan on taking the COMPASS test, and need help brushing up on their skills may get help with us. Areas of study are math, reading and language.
High schools must be part of our Partnering for Success program in order to have their students participate. Classes will need to be scheduled outside of the regular high school day. Student’s class time will be held in the evening during the fall and spring semester, and during the day over the summer semester. Students may start brush-up classes anytime during the regular semester.
- Opportunities for COMPASS assessment along with remediation and/or preparation course work are available at all Western campus locations.
Adult High School Credit
For past high school students no longer enrolled in high school. The Adult High School Credit program allows individuals to earn their high school diploma from the last high school attended. This program is for students who are near completion of the high school diploma (2 credits or less). Students earn credits by attending class/es at Western and completing courses of study that their high school will accept for graduation requirements. Before a student can begin the program, the student's high school must enter into an agreement with Western to honor the credits earned here. Please note that not all high schools participate in this program. Adult High School Credit is available at the following Western locations: La Crosse, Mauston, and Tomah.
Credit classes offered are as follows:
English 9, 10, 11 and 12, Literature & Composition, Modules 1, 2 and 3.
Science (Mauston and Tomah locations only)
Biology, Environmental Science, Physical Science.
General Math I & II, Senior Math, Algebra I & II, Geometry.
United States History I & II, World History I & II, Government, Economics, Geography.
Contact Western’s La Crosse Campus for more information on getting started
Coulee Region Literacy Council
The Coulee Region Literacy Council (CRLC) has been offering free one-on-one tutoring for adults since 1976. The CRLC office is located on Western’s La Crosse Campus. Please contact them by calling 608.789.4752, or emailing CRLC@westerntc.edu. For more information about the Coulee Region Literacy Council, please visit their website -- http://www.couleeregionliteracycouncil.com/students/.
Incarcerated Youth and Adults Program
The Learner Support and Transition Division provides adult education, basic literacy, and GED services to individuals held in area detention centers. The services are provided in collaboration with jail staff at the County of La Crosse.