How to Graduate High School Early in Wisconsin
Online high school can help you get a head start on college.
Free online high school classes help motivated students get ahead
If you want to graduate high school early, the first step is understanding the high school graduation requirements in Wisconsin.
Once you know how many class credits stand between you and graduation, consider your plans after high school to inform your course choices.
For high school students planning to attend college, we recommend taking the types of classes colleges look for. If you want to graduate early to start earning money sooner, travel, or for any number of reasons not related to college, you can stick with the minimum classes required to earn your degree.
Early graduation has pros and cons, and each student's situation is different. To learn how free online high school classes can help you meet your academic goals, contact eAchieve Academy today.
How to Earn Your High School Diploma Faster
It’s possible to earn high school credit more quickly by:
- Taking online high school classes
- Attending summer school
- Taking additional required classes instead of electives or study hall
- Enrolling in online school part-time while still attending your regular high school
- Earning high school credit in middle school
You may want to speak with your high school guidance counselor about your plans, to make sure your extra classes and effort pay off.
eAchieve Academy is a free online public charter school open to Wisconsin students under 21. Our students have access to academic advisors and guidance counselors who can help you with meeting graduation requirements, career planning and college acceptance.
How to Graduate High School Early Online
Graduating from online high school early is easier than graduating early from a traditional high school. Virtual education is truly personalized learning, allowing students to:
- Learn at your own pace
- Take classes when it’s convenient—not according to a rigid schedule
- Contact your teachers by phone or email when you need help
- Enroll part-time and earn extra high school credit while still attending your regular school
Online high school has many benefits—the ability to plan an early graduation is just one of them.
Early graduation can be a shortcut to trade school, employment or entrepreneurship.
eAchieve Academy offers a wide range of free online high school classes, including AP and advanced courses. Even if you don’t graduate early, you can still graduate high school with college credits (which can help you save money on college tuition).
Graduating Early from High School: Pros & Cons
High school students in Wisconsin have many different reasons for wanting to graduate early. Whether early graduation is a benefit or a hardship depends on your motivation, maturity level and post-graduation plans. Whatever your motivation, eAchieve Academy can help you earn high school credit for free online so you can move forward with your plans.
Benefits of graduating high school early:
You can get a head start on college. Some students who graduate early take community college courses for a semester and transfer to a university with some college credits already under their belt.
You can start earning money sooner. Many good-paying jobs don’t require more than a high school diploma. If you’ve already found your calling, early graduation shortens the distance between you and your first real paycheck.
You stay motivated. Senioritis and a lack of academic challenge can harm your motivation and study habits. Working hard to graduate early means you won’t lose any time or momentum, whatever your future plans.
Potential drawbacks to early graduation:
You’ll miss out on the chance to continue in sports, music & social activities. Graduating a semester or a year early means less time making memories with your friends, going to your senior prom, or participating in extracurriculars.
Being academically ready for college is not the same as being socially and emotionally ready. Starting college in the spring semester or being a year younger than other freshman can make the transition extra challenging.
Meeting graduation requirements in less time means more work. Not every student is prepared to commit to a heavy courseload and intense study habits for as long as it takes.
Whether or not graduating high school early is the right choice depends on the student. Learn more about how online high school can help you meet your academic goals.