Transferring high schools sophomore year
How to transfer high schools in Wisconsin >> Sophomore year
10th grade students are elibible to transfer to free online public high school.
Sophomore year of high school is a pivotal year. You’ve got an understanding of how high school works, but you’re not yet facing ACT/SAT testing or college application questions. 10th grade is a great time to explore new interests, whether that means trying new electives, joining a school club you’ve been curious about, or even getting your first part-time job.
There are plenty of reasons a sophomore year high school student might want or need to transfer schools. Maybe your current school doesn’t offer the AP classes you want. Social distractions could be getting in the way of your academic goals.
It’s natural to start feeling the need to exert more control over your daily schedule at this point, which would make transferring to online school a good choice.
How to transfer high schools in 10th grade
You can transfer high schools in 10th grade before the start of your sophomore year and during the school year. You can stay within the school district you live in, transfer to a school in a different district, or to an online high school.
The process is a little different depending on the timing.
In-district transfers for the upcoming school year
If you want to transfer to a school in the same school district you live in for your sophomore year starting the following fall, all you need to do is fill out the in-district transfer form, which is usually available on your school district’s website.
eAchieve Academy is an online public charter school operated by the School District of Waukesha. Learn more about the Waukesha in-district transfer details or contact us to get started.
Immediate in-district transfers
If you want to transfer schools once your sophomore year has already started, you can apply using an immediate in-district transfer.
It’s the same form plus a few extra steps:
- You’ll need to talk to your current school counselor about why you want to transfer high schools
- Your school counselor can set up a meeting with you and the school counselor at the school you want to attend
- If the immediate transfer is deemed appropriate, your counselor will help you get administrative approval to make it happen
If you have any questions about how in-district transfers to eAchieve Academy work, please get in touch! We’re happy to help.
Out of district transfers for the following school year
The easiest way to transfer to a school in another district is during Wisconsin’s public school open enrollment period. Open enrollment allows students living anywhere in the state apply to schools in other districts.
eAchieve Academy accepts students from all Wisconsin school districts. As an online public school, our e-learning courses are completely tuition-free and taught by accredited teachers.
For the 2020-21 school year, the open enrollment period goes from Feb. 3 – April 30, 2020 (at 4pm). Students who want to transfer high schools for their 10th grade year starting in September 2020 should use this process.
If you miss the deadline, you can apply using alternative open enrollment.
Out of district transfers during the school year
If you want to transfer to a high school in another district during your sophomore year, you’ll need to use the alternative open enrollment process. If you want to transfer to online 10th grade at eAchieve, the first thing you should do is contact us with your reason for missing the open enrollment deadline.
Alternative open enrollment applications can be made at any point during the school year, but only if certain criteria are met.
Attending a different high school without an official transfer
Wisconsin 10th grade students also have the option to stay enrolled in their current school district but take all their classes online through eAchieve Academy.
This is a popular choice for student athletes who want to study online but continue playing sports at their local high school.
eAchieve Academy offers free online 10th grade classes for Wisconsin students
As an online public charter school, we accept applications from students all over the state. eAchieve is completely tuition-free for Wisconsin residents, and you can even get a free laptop when you enroll full-time.
Learn more about our online learning options for high school sophomores or get in touch with your questions: