Sophomores Enrolled in our Virtual Academy Are Offered Core Classes and Electives
eAchieve Academy expands on traditional brick-and-mortar academic instruction by providing online high school classes at the 10th grade level with a wide variety of options for electives. In many schools, students are required to enroll in mainly core courses with few electives, particularly at the early grade levels of high school. However, in our online high school program, self-motivated students determine their education for themselves.
10th graders can either immediately build on courses taken in their freshman year or expand to different areas of study and focus on a more comprehensive, liberal arts education. The students’ freedom to choose their own coursework is the beauty of our online program. We don’t force any student to adapt to any single model.
- Greatly diverse online learning experience
- Our model conforms to the student
- Take the classes you want, when you want
- Totally unique option for Sophomores in Wisconsin
- Tremendous opportunity for independent, highly motivated students
- Take advanced courses unavailable to freshman such as; Forensic Science, AP Art History, AP, European History, and Integrated Math
- eAchieve offers 10th grade classes with NCAA certification
- Students work at their own speed
- Build their own schedule and work at their own pace
- Students in all Wisconsin school districts are eligible for our tuition-free online public school
Overview of 10th Grade Subjects OfferedView Full Course List
Explore the world’s history and cultures through artwork. Our Digital Drawing and Painting and Fine Art Photography courses allow students to expand their passions through hands-on courses. Students will learn technical skills that will carry them through more advanced classes and finish the class with portfolios to demonstrate their knowledge and skills to future employers or universities.
eAchieve’s Beginning Acting-Drama I class more than just memorizing lines. Students will gain the skills and confidence necessary to perform and speak on stage, a skill that has real-life application in the workplace.
If you’re looking to take courses for college credit, our AP Art and AP Art History courses offer students the chance to gain new perspectives on different cultures through their architecture, sculptures, paintings and more.
Business Education Courses
Whether you want a jump start on your future career path in business or are looking to gain knowledge about personal finance, eAchieve Academy offers comprehensive business education. Gaining general business knowledge through our Personal Financial Planning, Computer Applications and Keyboarding classes is beneficial to all students.
For students interested in pursuing accounting, we offer Accounting 1 & 2 courses that go in-depth to give students a great foundation for post-secondary education. Our Entrepreneurship, Digital Technologies and Sports & Event Marketing classes offer specialized curriculum that keeps up with the fast pace trends of the business world.
A range of online sophomore level English courses allow every student to find a class that suits their level and interests. eAchieve Academy’s Basic Grammar, Reading Comprehension and Communication courses are designed to prepare students for higher level classes. They will learn the skills necessary to effectively communicate through speaking, writing and reading.
Our English 10 is a year-long required course that teach sophomores how to read and respond to a variety of literature and writing styles. We offer an AP Prep English 10 to get students ready for AP level courses. They’ll learn about literary elements and how to analyze them.
Family & Consumer Science Courses
Our Life Skills and Career Planning courses help guide students towards finding and maintaining employment in a field that fits their interests and skills. Students will learn to analyze verbal and nonverbal communication and gain teamwork skills necessary in the workplace.
Interested in restaurant operation or food preparation? Our Chef Foods and Worldwide Cuisine courses are comprehensive and provide engaging hands-on lessons. Or learn the principles of design through eAchieve’s Fashion and Interior Design Course. A Child Development course is a great first step for students interested in becoming a teacher, pediatrician, child psychologist or social worker.
Health & Physical Education (PE) Courses
Exposure to a range of sports and physical activity gives students the tools to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle in adulthood. eAchieve Academy’s Intro to Fitness course is designed to get students moving regularly and improve their general health knowledge.
A Health or Nutrition and Wellness course are great options for students who want to learn realistic, safe ways to achieve a healthy lifestyle. They’ll learn nutritional principles and guidelines, including the importance of food labels--knowledge that will prove vital when making food choices in the future.
Our Fitness Fundamentals 1 and 2 courses expand on the Intro to Fitness course, covering muscular strength, endurance, cardiovascular health, flexibility and body composition. Whether you want a general overview of health or a specialized in-depth look at fitness, eAchieve’s health and PE courses give students the skills necessary for living a healthy life.
Information Technology (IT) Courses
Technology plays a crucial part in both educational and business environments. Students who take one or more of our online IT courses will be prepared for tasks they encounter in the workplace and post-secondary education. Our Digital Imaging 1 and 2 courses gives a great overview of digital cameras and general photographic concepts. Students will leave with a portfolio demonstrating the skills they’ve learned.
eAchieve’s Web Development A and B courses are great when paired with our Web Design Editors class. Students will learn the basics of HTML & CSS in order to create well-formed websites.
For students interested in pursuing programming will find our Programming JAVA 1 and 2 the perfect starting point to learn the basics of Java and how to use a Graphical User Interface to design their own programs.
Use our Math Pathways chart as a guide to plan which math classes you want to take
eAchieve Academy offers math courses in a range of levels that cater to students at all levels. Our Pre-Algebra and Integrated Math classes are great for students that struggle in math or need reinforcement before moving onto higher levels.
For students headed down a career path with minimal math our Geometry and Algebra 1 and 2 courses provide everyday math skills that translate well into the real world and provide basic high school level mathematics.
Students looking to take courses for college credit can start with our Pre-Calculus & Trigonometry courses that will prep them for the AP Calculus A/B and B/C courses eAchieve offers.
Students who participate in music programs perform better in academic areas. We offer Music Appreciation and Music in Film courses for those who want to discover the world of music through exploration and listening.
Need something more hands on? Our online Beginning Guitar classes will provide you with the basics of acoustic guitar. Finish the course knowing the proper techniques and playing simple melodies. Students who’d like to take a course for college credit or with plans to pursue music after high school, our AP Music Theory is a rigorous starting point. If you’re interested in the tech behind the music industry eAchieve’s Music Technology course will enhance your understanding of the creation of electronic music.
Students will learn about the world through observations, experiments and analysis through eAchieve’s online science courses. Our AP Biology, Chemistry and Physics courses are taken for college credit and provide the next steps for students who have already completed our high school level Biology, Chemistry and Physics courses.
Our Forensic Science courses gives students an introduction into how scientific techniques are used to support the legal system and the Earth Science course is a great starting point for students interested in learning about our planet and how humans impact it.
Learn the in-depth concepts and principles needed to complete future AP and college level courses with our Physical Science Chemistry and Physical Science Physics courses.
Social Studies Courses
Discover the past and how important events have shaped history with eAchieve’s European History, US History and World History and their AP versions for college credit. Our Human Geography, AP Psychology and high school level Psychology courses evaluate the patterns that have shaped human understanding and how geographical circumstances impact all aspects of life.
Interested in pursuing a career in law? We offer an introductory Criminal Law course and a Social Issue class that has students analyze the relationship between human behavior, culture and society.
World Language Courses
Learning to speak another language provides students with valuable and marketable skills when they enter the workforce. eAchieve Academy offers five different languages; Spanish, French, German and Latin.
Language courses expand students’ world view and cultural understanding through discovering different cultures and histories. With Spanish, French and German offered in four levels students can easily graduate with the ability to competently communicate in their chosen language.
At eAchieve Academy there’s no need to wait until junior year to take AP classes. We offer a dozen different online AP courses open to 10th grade students. Taking AP classes starting your sophomore year is a good way to get a head start on earning college credit while still in high school (assuming you score well enough on the AP exam). We also offer AP Prep English 10 which helps sophomores build the skills needed to do well in AP classes.
K12 Online School In Wisconsin
Your choices for K12 online school enrollment continue to become more and more diverse. Students have many more options beyond a traditional brick-and-mortar education. The only way to make the best choice for your child is to know all of your options. You may elect public traditional brick-and-mortar schools, virtual school options, independent schools, private schools and many different variations. Learn how to enroll in online school at eAchieve.Enrollment Info
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
High school and home school students 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 transfer to eAchieve during the school year, you must meet one of the open enrollment exceptions.Immediate Transfer
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Frequently Asked Questions About 10th Grade
How to get into AP classes in 10th grade?
A sophomore student’s ability to register for AP classes varies depending on the school. In some cases you’ll need a teacher’s recommendation, or have to earn a good enough grade in a prerequisite course.
At eAchieve the decision is up to you. You can make the switch to our online high school and fill up your 10th grade schedule with regular and AP classes. Or choose part-time enrollment, stick with your regular school and just take one or two online classes you’re interested in.
We encourage all students to sign up for the most challenging classes they can handle without becoming overwhelmed. Online high school students enrolled full-time with us get a dedicated academic advisor available to help you determine the best classes for your 10th grade year.
What are the best AP classes to take in 10th grade?
It depends on your plans for after high school. If you want to attend a highly competitive college, you should consider your intended major and take the most challenging courses you can in that department.
In general, sophomores should take AP classes in subjects they’re passionate about. AP coursework is rigorous, and you’ll have an easier time if you’re truly interested and engaged, not just doing it for how the AP class will look on your transcript.
How many AP classes should a 10th grader take?
Every student is different, so there’s no set number of AP courses recommended for sophomores. If you already took an AP class freshman year and did well, you might feel comfortable taking 2 or even 3 AP classes in 10th grade.
If you’re new to AP coursework, you could start with just one AP class in 10th grade so you can get used to the difficulty level and amount of homework. You’ll still have plenty of time junior and senior year to take additional AP classes. We’ve put together a guide on how many AP classes you should take in each grade to help students plan their course selections.
Can 10th graders transfer high schools?
Yes – You can apply to transfer to a different school before or during your sophomore year. 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.
What classes should a 10th grader take?
To graduate high school in Wisconsin, there’s a core curriculum students are required to complete. eAchieve Academy offers all those core classes plus a much broader range of elective options available to students as early as the 10th grade. Sophomores can build on the core classes taken in 9th grade or explore other subjects of interest to them. A typical 10th grade course selection includes core classes in English, math, science and social studies, plus electives or AP coursework (based on individual student needs and preferences). If you’re having a hard time deciding which classes to take in 10th grade you should speak to your high school guidance counselor or academic advisor.
How many credits do you need to pass 10th grade?
Generally, you want to have 5 to 6.5 credits completed in your sophomore year. Some students may only finish 5, while others may complete more. What really matters is how many credits you have completed by the end of your senior year. In Wisconsin you need 22 credits to graduate high school, along with a passing grade on a civics test.
Can you take AP classes in 10th grade?
Yes, if you’re a motivated student and enjoy challenging yourself, you can take Advanced Placement classes in the 10th grade. There are 11 online AP classes open to eAchieve sophomores. AP classes not only count toward the 6.5 elective credits you’ll need for graduation, but a high enough score on the corresponding AP exam can exempt you from an entry level college course in that subject—which can save you money on college tuition.
Do colleges look at sophomore grades?
Colleges look at your grades from all four years of high school including your 10th grade classes. They are looking for (ideally) one of two trends: strong academic performance throughout your high school career, or a pattern showing consistent improvement and progression. Keep in mind college admissions officials don’t just look at grades, they consider the classes. If you’ve already earned top grades your freshman year, try challenging yourself with more advanced coursework sophomore year. Colleges are looking for applicants who demonstrate not only academic ability but determination.