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Course Options Allows Students to Take College Courses for Free

Course Options Allows Students to Take College Courses for Free

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - A new Wisconsin state program is giving students a chance to get a head start on their college educations.  The program, called Course Options, will allow students to take college classes for free.  Public school students in all grades will also be able to take classes at other public schools and participating private schools.  

The program is designed to empower students in making educational choices.  Students may choose to take classes at other schools because the class they want is not offered at their school or they want to experience a different learning environment.  Students may choose to take college courses if they have advanced beyond what is offered at their high school.  

In order to participate in the program, students will have to meet the prerequisites for the college course they want to take.  Students are also required to take classes that will help them graduate from high school.  Students must apply for the program six weeks in advance.

Rob Tyvoll, Supervisor of Academic Programs and Staff Development for the La Crosse School District, said that the program will allow parents and students to make choices that will give them an advantage beyond high school.  Tyvoll said participation in the program will depend on collaboration between the student, parents, and a school counselor.

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