Freshmen Students

9th grade online courses for Wisconsin freshmen

eAchieve Academy offers students a unique opportunity to build important life skills during critical developmental years. Our online high school courses provide academic instruction like you’d find in traditional brick-and-mortar schools and supplements it with electives and other practical courses preparing online students for everyday life. Subjects run the gamut from World Languages to Family and Consumer Science. Freshman are offered single semester and full year courses, many of which remain open to students at higher grade levels. This increases flexibility and allows every student to tailor their schedule uniquely to their desired course of study. 9th grade high school courses from eAchieve Academy prepare students for advanced levels of academic study and helps build a solid foundation for the remainder of their online high school experience.

  • eAchieve offers 9th 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
  • Greatly diverse online learning experience
  • Our model conforms to the student
  • Take the classes you want, when you want
  • Totally unique option for Freshmen in Wisconsin
  • Tremendous opportunity for independent, highly motivated students
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Art Courses

Whether you want to pursue the arts after high school or are looking for a creative outlet, eAchieve’s online art courses provide something for every students’ interest. Students will learn and apply knowledge of the elements and principles of design through our Digital Drawing and Painting course. Or get behind the lens and learn photographic techniques and editing through our Fine Art Photography I course.

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Business Education Courses

Students can start their high school education off with learning business basics through our Keyboarding, Computer Application and Digital Technologies courses. For those focused on a career in accounting eAchieve’s Accounting 1 and 2 classes provide a comprehensive foundation for future courses and higher education.

An Entrepreneurship or Sports and Event Marketing course is a great option for students interested in these fields. They’ll will learn strategies and the tools necessary to succeed in these career paths.

Our Personal Financial Planning course is beneficial for all students regardless of their desired career. Understanding banking services and the importance of credit, savings and investments now will serve them well in adulthood.

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English Courses

Students can prepare for future high school level courses with our Basic Grammar, Communication and Reading courses. They learn the skills needed to effectively communicate through reading, writing and speaking.

Our English 9 course is a freshman level course that focuses on the purposes of writing and analysis of pieces of fiction. Students interested in taking an AP course for college credit next year will find our AP Prep English 9 course a great foundation for high level courses.

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Family & Consumer Science Courses

The goal of our Career Planning and Life Skills courses is to help students learn the skills to find and maintain employment in a career that fits their interests and sills. Students will gain teamwork skills and develop and understanding of verbal and nonverbal communication that are necessary in the workplace.

Our Worldwide Cuisine class lets students discover cultures through food preparation techniques and local histories of food. The Fashion and Interior Design course covers the elements and principles of design. A Child Development course is a great starting point for students with goals of becoming a pediatrician, teacher or social worker.

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Health & Physical Education (PE) Courses

eAchieve Academy provides access to a range of health and physical activity courses to help students lay the foundation for a healthy lifestyle now and into adulthood. The Intro to Fitness course is designed to get students moving to improve their physical health and knowledge.

Our Nutrition and Wellness class offers a comprehensive study of nutritional principles and guidelines. They’ll learn the importance of understanding food labels-knowledge that will help them make healthy food choices.

The Fitness Fundamentals 1 and 2 courses offer in-depth coverage of the 5 Fitness Components and how to achieve and maintain a health enhancing level of fitness. Whether you’re interested in learning about general health or more specific aspects of fitness, eAchieve Health and PE courses provide students with the skills necessary for living a healthy life.

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Information Technology (IT) Courses

eAchieve Academy offers a wide range of IT courses for freshmen. For students interested in pursuing a career in programming our Programming JAVA 1 and 2 courses provide a great starting point to learn the basics and how to use a Graphical User Interface to design their own programs.

Interested in photography? Our Digital Imaging 1 and 2 courses give an overview of digital camera techniques and concepts and students will complete the class with a portfolio demonstrating the skills they’ve learned.

Web Development A and B classes are great when paired with our Web Design Editors course, students will learn HTML and CSS in order to create well-formed, functioning websites.

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Math Courses

Freshmen can prepare for high school level math courses with our Pre-Algebra class. This course will reinforce math skills and introduce algebraic concepts they’ll encounter in our high school level Algebra 1 course. After algebra courses students are encouraged to take a Geometry class, eAchieve’s course focuses on applying geometric concepts to the real world.

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Music Courses

Involvement in school music programs improves student success in academic areas. Freshmen can take our Music Appreciation course to discover a variety of genres in the world of music through exploration and listening.

Our Beginning Guitar class will set you up with the basics of acoustic guitar, students will finish the class being able to play simple melodies. A Music Technology course provides the foundation for creating computer based music using a variety of software and technologies.

For students with plans to pursue music after high school can take our AP Music Theory course for college credit. This rigorous class expands upon the rudiments of music, harmony, phrase structure and form.

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Science Courses

eAchieve Academy offers a range of science courses for freshmen to help them discover the world around them through observations, experiments and analysis. Our Physical Science, Chemistry and Physics courses provide an introduction to Chemistry, Physics and their AP versions students will encounter in the following years.

A Biology course also sets a great foundation to the processes of scientific inquiry and thinking. Our Earth Science class provide knowledge about our planet and how humans have and continue to impact it. eAchieve’s Astronomy and the Atmosphere course goes beyond the local weather and climate aspects to explore the factors that affect their existence.

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Social Studies Courses

Students will learn about the past and the events that changed the course of history. A World History class allows students to discover the past through studying wars, societies and revolutions. eAchieve’s Human Geography Course encourages students to draw conclusions on how geographical circumstances impact all aspects of life.

Or study the behavior and mental processes of people through our Psychology courses and learn the patterns that shaped human understanding.

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World Language Courses

eAchieve Academy offers Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Latin courses. Students will learn about different cultures and history through language.

The ability to speak another language helps expand students’ world views and cultural understanding. We offer a wide variety of language levels so the learning never stops. Students who stick with a language throughout high school will be able to effectively communicate in their chosen language by graduation.

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AP Courses

Motivated high schoolers often ask if they can take AP courses as early as 9th grade. At eAchieve Academy the answer is YES! We offer AP Music Theory and AP Computer Science Principles to all high school students, including 9th graders. We also offer Pre AP English for high school freshmen, which is a great way to get a taste of AP coursework before diving in.

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Your choices for K12 education 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, online schools, charter schools, independent schools, private schools and many different variations.

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

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.

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Immediate Transfers

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 exceptions

Immediate Transfer

Different high schools have different requirements for freshmen who want to take AP classes. Sometimes it’s as easy as signing up for the AP class you want. Other schools require a teacher’s recommendation. In some cases a student must complete a prerequisite course and earn at least a B before they can take the AP course.

All full-time high school students at eAchieve have an academic advisor who works one-on-one with them. Talking to an AP Coordinator or AP teacher can also help you determine whether taking an AP class freshman year is the right move.

You can also enroll part-time with us, keep attending your current school and take one or two online classes.

If you’d like to know more, check out our guide to how AP classes work. We’ve also created some guidelines on how many AP classes to take each year of high school to act as a jumping-off point for planning your course selections.

Yes – You can apply to transfer to another school before or during your freshman year. You can transfer high schools in 9th grade, either before the start of your freshman year or during the school year. You can transfer within the school district you live in, to a different district, or to an online high school.

All 9th grade students should take a combination of required core courses and electives. The best classes to take varies from student to student, based on your general and academic interests. A motivated freshman who wants to graduate early will have their own priorities, as will a 9th grader with a specific college or career in mind already.

  • Choosing classes for a career
  • College admission requirements

The 9th grade curriculum at eAchieve Academy mirrors the core curriculum offered at traditional high schools, but supplements it with electives and courses that prepare online learners for everyday life—like our Career Planning and Life Skills classes, for instance. Additionally, academically gifted students can take more challenging, upper level courses including AP classes if the 9th grade coursework is too easy for them. From choosing when you want to study to what you study, online learning at eAchieve Academy offers students much greater flexibility than conventional high schools.

Wisconsin doesn’t specify how many credits a 9th grader should have completed by the end of the school year, but a minimum of 22 credits and a passing grade on the district civics test is required to graduate from eAchieve Academy. All eAchieve students have an academic advisor to help them plan a course load that will put them on the path to graduation within 4 years, but students also have the option of taking extra classes.

Same requirements as at any accredited public or private school. You need to take a minimum number of classes and receive a passing grade (generally, a “D” or better is considered a passing grade). In addition to a passing grade, you need to have completed all assigned coursework. eAchieve Academy is committed to the academic success of all our students, and you can count on our Wisconsin certified teachers to keep you motivated, engaged and on-track toward graduation.

Yes, colleges look at freshman grades, and 9th grade classes will impact your overall high school GPA. However, don’t fret if you weren’t exactly a standout scholar in your freshman year. The first year of high school is a big change from middle school, and it may take a little time to adjust. Colleges are more interested in seeing a pattern of improvement as you progress through your high school years.

Technology Requirements

Unlike attending a Wisconsin school district, if you attend school online, you need a computer with Internet access.

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Preparing For Success

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