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Best high school classes for a career in construction

How to choose online courses for CM Contractor

Every construction project in the world needs a trained, professional manager to stay on top of the timeline, cost, and overall quality. This person is known as the construction manager (CM) and their importance to each project cannot be understated. Becoming a CM can lead to a high salary and rewarding work. Students who plan on becoming a CM should start preparing in high school with online classes from eAchieve Academy.

eAchieve Academy online charter school is FREE. We serve Wisconsin students under the age of 21 from kindergarten to high school graduation. Enroll in our online classes to earn your diploma and prepare for college. Take all the best classes for a CM career in high school!

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Construction Management Classes in Wisconsin

Recommended high school classes for construction

Start preparing for a future in construction by taking the right high school classes in the following disciplines:

Science courses

CMs can work on all sorts of projects, from residential homes to capital projects like skyscrapers. You’ll need to know all the basics and how they scale to different projects. Essentially, you have to take all the same classes an engineer or architect would take. eAchieve has online science classes for high school students.

Physics is one of the main classes suggested for anyone interested in construction or architecture. Additionally, we have two AP Physics courses. New sustainable building practices make Environmental Science class a recommended course for future CMs.

All High School Science Courses

Math courses

All construction requires an element of math to succeed. Part of your role as a CM is to calculate labor and budget. eAchieve online math classes go above and beyond basic addition and subtraction. AP Statistics, Calculus, Trigonometry, and Geometry are recommended classes as they cover the principles of construction calculations.

All High School Math Courses

Business Education courses

One of your main duties as a CM is to keep projects on time and within budget. Business Education classes establish the basics of budgeting. And since many CMs are self-employed independent contractors, our eAchieve entrepreneur classes teach you how to market yourself to clients.

All Business Education Courses

How to prepare for a construction career while still in high school

Construction Managers Working on SiteConstruction managers need to have some practical experience in construction before entering into a management position. Your high school years are the perfect chance to take on some part-time construction work. Thanks to eAchieve’s online class structure, you can have work flexible hours. Our students aren’t bound to traditional school hours, so feel free to work weekdays and morning shifts.

Advanced Placement (AP) classes are another way to prepare for your career in high school. AP exams can count towards college credit at most universities. With the right AP classes you can get a full semester ahead of your classmates! And taking on the additional workload of AP classes shows future employers your responsibility, an essential skill for managers.

Finally, consider joining one of the many clubs offered by eAchieve Academy. You’ll want to hone your leadership skills before you’re placed in charge of an entire construction site. Join Student Council, apply for National Honor Society (NHS), or learn in Science Club.

College admissions in Construction Management programs

To get a Bachelor degree in Construction Management, you need to attend a good college. Use eAchieve Academy career-planning resources to find the right school for your undergraduate studies. If you know your major as soon as you enroll, you can focus on all the classes you need right away.

Take the classes needed for college admission all online. eAchieve graduates have attended universities in Wisconsin, the United States, and even abroad. Certain states require a license to work as a construction manager. If you plan to live in a state other than Wisconsin, make sure the program you apply to addresses licensing in each state.

eAchieve Academy has the resources to help you prepare for a  career as a:

The Benefits of Online Charter School

Online classes open up your opportunities for travel and work. eAchieve Academy is a fully accredited, K-12 public charter school with FREE enrollment and tuition. As long as you are a Wisconsin student under the age of 21 you can enroll in full or part time classes. And since classes are online, you don’t have to worry about snow days cancelling class and losing summer vacation to makeup days. You can even work ahead if you want!

Sign up for our online classes to earn your high school diploma, select a college, and begin working towards your Construction Management degree. Learn more about how online charter school works in Wisconsin.

Contact eAchieve for more information or to enroll in high school courses online.
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