Collaborative Partnerships

Collaborative Partnerships

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. Students earn credits by attending classes at Western and completing courses of study that their high schools 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. Not all high schools participate in this program.


English 9, 10, 11 and 12, Literature & Composition, Modules 1, 2 and 3.


Biology, Environmental Science, Physical Science.


General Math I & II, Senior Math, Algebra I & II, Geometry.

Social Studies

United States History I & II, World History I & II, Government, Economics, Geography.

These classes are also available summer and evenings for students who are referred by a high school participating in Partnering for Success.

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 schools may attend Western as an alternative high school.

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.

Evening & Summer School for High School Students (Partnering for Success)

High School Credit Courses are designed as refresher classes for high school students. Local high schools grant credit for these classes upon completion of coursework at Western Technical College. Students are able to access these services through a formal contracting protocol between their high school and Western. Western offers the following under Partnering for Success.

High schools interested in accessing the Partnering for Success should contact Western Technical College at 608.785.9474.

Coulee Region Literacy Council

Offering free one-on-one tutoring for adults since 1976 (office located on Western's La Crosse Campus) Contact: 608.789.4752 or

For more information about the Coulee Region Literacy Council, please check their website:

Incarcerated Youth and Adults Program

The Instructional Support Services 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.