SHS Youth Options Application Process
1. Get an Application in the Instructional Services Office or download it from the Wisconsin DPI (Department of Public Instruction) website.
2. Research the course name and number on the University’s website. Provide the course or the alternative course(s) into the application, and complete the application including both parent and student signatures.
3. Submit your Youth Options Application to the Instructional Services Office on or before March 1st for Fall semester courses and October 1st for Spring semester courses. A letter will be mailed to the home address that is indicated in the SHS Power School database. The letter will indicate if you have been approved or denied by the school board. If approved, you should then apply directly to the University. SHS will automatically send your SHS Transcripts to the University.
4. After being accepted by the University, you should then set up an appointment with the Youth Options Coordinator at the university to schedule your course. If you have taken an AP exam in the subject area of the course you are taking at the university, you should schedule your appointment for a time after your AP exam is scored.
5. After that appointment with the Y.O. coordinator, you should email your SHS School counselor with the name, date and times of the course(s) that you are enrolling in. If you have been given two different offerings, please indicate that, and your counselor will try to arrange your SHS schedule in a way that helps accommodate being off campus at that time. Include in your email: your first and last name, a phone number, and the best times to reach you. We will try contacting you to help prioritize the schedules. You might need to make some difficult decisions about which courses to choose, because you cannot be scheduled to be in two places at one time. Many of the SHS upper-level courses and music electives have only one section, so a time conflict could easily arise. Counselors and teachers will do our best to accommodate your schedule, and help you take advantage of this learning opportunity.
6. If you plan to take additional Youth Options courses in future semesters, you need to submit a Youth Options Application to the Instructional Services Office for each semester that you plan on taking a course (Deadlines = 3/1 and 10/1). You only need to apply to the University one time, during the initial application.