Choosing online high school isn’t a decision to take lightly. It’s also an incredible opportunity to take an active role in your education. Students who thrive in online school develop crucial skills that prepare them well for college and adult responsibilities. Switching from a traditional school to an online high school is a big change. There are many resources available to help you, but students also need to put in plenty of effort on their own. Because there’s no set schedule with bells and attendance holding students accountable for being present, students need to have the self-discipline to keep up with their classes. Above all, having the right attitude will help you develop the skills you need. Wanting to learn and being willing to work hard to achieve your goals are character traits that will serve you well in online high school, college, and for the rest of your life.
Typically, students who attend online school aren’t allowed to participate in WIAA-sponsored athletics. At eAchieve, students have the option to take all their high school courses online while staying enrolled (and continuing to play sports) at their local school.
Enrollment guidelines are different for students who live in or outside the school district where our virtual public school is chartered.
- Waukesha School District residents may apply using an in-district transfer form.
- Residents of all other WI school districts may apply during Open Enrollment.
In Wisconsin, the Regular Open Enrollment application period is held each spring for the following school year. There is also an Alternative Open Enrollment application for families who missed Regular Open Enrollment, whose circumstances have changed since the end of the Regular Open Enrollment period or who meet one of the other exception criteria specified on the application form.
By law, our virtual public charter school is completely tuition-free for all Wisconsin residents under 21. This means high school students are eligible to apply no matter which city or school district they live in, as long as they’re age 20 or younger.
You don’t have to be a Wisconsin resident to attend eAchieve, but out of state residents do have to pay tuition.
Wisconsin state high school graduation requirements specify 15 credits. Local school boards are encouraged to require additional credits at their discretion. High school students need a total of 22 credits to graduate from eAchieve Academy.
If you’ve already started high school, any credits completed at a public school or accredited private school will transfer to eAchieve.
To earn an accredited high school diploma online, students must meet the credit requirements and pass a civics exam, just like students attending traditional schools.
Full Time Students
By choosing to enroll in online school, as opposed to attending a traditional, face-to-face school, students take learning into their own hands. While attending eAchieve Academy, you are taught the same materials and courses as a traditional school.Full-Time Enrollment
Part Time Students
You can enroll in one or two online classes every semester and still go to the same school you currently attend. eAchieve Academy offers a wide range of core classes, honors classes, AP classes and electives.Part-Time Enrollment
Students who want to transfer from their current school full-time to eAchieve for online high, middle or elementary school can do so for the remainder of the school year. To enroll immediately, you must meet one of the open enrollment exceptionsImmediate Transfer