Youth Options

How does it work?

  • If you are a public high school student entering your junior or senior year, and are in good academic and disciplinary standing, you may qualify to take college courses at Moraine Park.
  • Your local high school district pays the tuition for eligible courses.
  • Your school board determines if a college course is acceptable for high school credit and that it is not comparable to any course offered by the high school.
  • Visit the State of Wisconsin Youth Options frequently asked questions page.

How do I get started?

  • Meet with your high school guidance counselor to determine if you are eligible for Youth Options and to begin the application process. The deadline for applying to your school district is March 1 for the fall semester or October 1 for the spring semester.
  • Your school district determines which course(s) you are eligible to take and will notify you of the decision.
  • Approved courses can be taken any time during the regular school year.
  • Summer courses are not eligible.
  • Download the Youth Options Application.

Important Tips

  • You are responsible for some college fees, equipment and supplies, as well as transportation to and from Moraine Park.
  • Some courses have prerequisites that must be met prior to enrolling. Check with Moraine Park to confirm.
  • The expectation for college courses differs from high school and you must be prepared for the additional responsibilities.
  • Work with your guidance counselor and Moraine Park's Career Pathway Coordinator, (920) 924-3428, to verify pre-course requirements and suitable courses; to complete the registration process; and for other details.